The Chapel Hill News published this article, Putter in hand, angling for an A, on Sunday with two of my photos. The event was the annual Golf-O-Rama put on by the honors geometry classes at Chapel Hill High School to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.
Weeks before the first putt, students write a paper that establishes a theme for each hole, lays out specific measurements and explains the geometric principles at play. With their plans approved, students then construct scale models with every piece as intricate as the full-size holes, which measure 32 square feet.
The inside shot shows off the Mario Brothers mushroom hole. It was a popular attraction. Its builders loved the camera.
It was not my best shoot by far. I had the normal difficulties of a high school gym (tough lighting) and a a camera sensitive crowd. On top of this, I needed to balance players facing the ball on the floor with the height needed to capture the the hole’s layout. Instead of focusing alternately on one and then the other, I tried to catch both in the same shot and caught neither. Serious lack of inspiration.
Younger kids were better at ignoring the camera than the teens and adults present. I went with my wider lens. The plan was to make the images more alive and intimate with the close up shots. I have not mastered the knack of being unobtrusively conspicuous. Any suggestions.
I was not inspired either to unload and set up any off camera lighting. I felt conspicuous enough as it was. I used a diffused on-camera SB-400, but really needed to up the ambient with someting with less hard light. You can see the flash reflection in several of the photos.If you find this post useful or interesting, please consider buying me a cup of coffee.