Chris Burnett Photo Shoot…

On February 19, 2009, I had the chance to photograph University of Georgia signee Chris Burnett for the cover of DAWG Post magazine. Chris plays for Troupe County High School and  is a US Army All-American, as well as an Academic All-American with a GPA over 5.0.

Chris was an incredible kid that should do very well at the next level. Most importantly, he understands that academics are an important part of his success both on and off the field.

In addition to photographing Chris, I had the opportunity to photograph several juniors that will be D1 recruiting prospects for the 2010 class.

Coach Jeter and coach Martin were a great help and allowed total access to setup for the shots I needed to get. Coach Martin is an amateur photographer and worked as my assistant for the day.

The photo below was selected for the cover of DAWG Post magazine. I will update this post as I get an opportunity to prepare the other photos for the web.

Setup for this shot was fairly simple and required the following equipment…

(3) Elinchrom Ranger units (2 behind Chris with 40º grids pointed at an angle towards Chris; another camera Ranger was placed to right of the camera with a large Elinchrom Rotalux softbox as the key).
(1) Nikon SB 900 set to SU mode and fired into a silver reflector on the floor for fill.
(1) Nikon D3 with a 70-200 VR lens attached, tethered to my MacBook Pro.

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More photos from this session coming…

Paul