Surrey Uni - Surrey Stingers American Football Shoot

Recently I contacted the University of Surrey's American Football team the Surrey Stingers, to see if I could come down and take some Commercial Portraits of some of the teams players at their training ground Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. This was somthing I have been wanting to shoot for a while as I wanted to mix my love of sports together with my love of photography.

I did some brainstorming for ideas and thought this would look great if it was shot outside. Then I forgot that this is January and I am in the UK. Therefore you can never predict what the weather is going to be like. Unfortunately in the build up to the day of the shoot it had been raining lots. Luckily we were able to shoot inside using one of the sports arenas. This gave me the idea of doing a composite shot. This is simply taking the portrait of the player in a studio environment and then finding a background to put behind the image afterwards.

Overall I was really pleased with the finished edits of the photos. I am definitely on the look out for doing similar sports portraits and already I am building up my ideas to do this.
 

Before and After Composite shots.  Images Copyright Gareth Davies/Studio GD Photography (2015) - Not To Be Used Without Permission

Before and After Composite shots. 
Images Copyright Gareth Davies/Studio GD Photography (2015) - Not To Be Used Without Permission