Before the summer, I started building a collection of golf backgrounds with the intention of finding a golfer to shoot in the studio, and then bring the two together.
One of the backgrounds I captured was whilst standing in the bunker and I really wanted to see if I could pull off shooting a golfer doing a chip shot to the hole. I've seen different bunker shots but not where the golfer's back faces the camera so was keen to see what I could do with this and the composition.
Local golfer Scott Hathaway was happy to work with me for this personal project. He showed up with his clubs, accessories and so we were ready to shoot.
Generally when I am out shooting backgrounds, I've already got a concept in mind and this helps when it comes to the studio shoot. I was able to work on getting 'the shot' for this particular background. Here is the background straight out of camera, then prepped, the shot of Scott and then the final combined image.
I have several other 'swing in action' shots of Scott and will share these soon. I need to capture some more backgrounds first. However I did shoot more of a portrait of Scott holding a club and ball and thought this one came out pretty nicely. As above, see the before and after shots below.
Be sure to check back tomorrow where I'll share a couple more portraits from the shoot.
Thanks for reading.