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KENT COUNTY CRICKET PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Kent County Cricket Club have ben running successful youth squads for many years, with the programmes they run their aim is to show the youngsters how a professional team operates and this evening a photo shoot was arranged at the St Lawrence ground where the county play their home games...
08/06/2016
Sports photography is always about the promotion of the action and hero portraits of the star players, with this in mind I wanted to create some more dramatic portraits of the Under 11's performance squad, the harsh sunlight was backlighting the players with the Profoto B1 flash lighting the cricketers and creating some well lit portraits.

Along with the portraits I covered some action photographs of the under 11's fielding on the St Lawrence Ground, a rare opportunity for them to be playing on the hallowed turf of the Kent Country cricket team. The session ended with a large group photograph of the youngsters in the centre of the County cricket ground with the grandstands in the background, again a single light lit the team with the sun providing backlighting, the advantage of the Profoto B1 is its vast 500 watt power output.