As a relatively new photographer, I was pumped to hear I’d be shooting a couple of Ravens home games this season. For my first one, I found out I’d be covering the Dolphins-Ravens game on Thursday Night Football (October 26th). Back when I was working at The Capital in Annapolis I did a few Navy Football shoots, but I’d never shot any sports at a pro level. The stakes were a lot higher, and honestly, I was pretty nervous the whole day leading up to it.
For the Halloween Wknd cover shoot, Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron explains his lighting setup:
“Dual main lights were chosen – one main light, a beauty dish strobe which was softened by a simple white cloth sheet at left; the other, a cowl mounted to direct strobe, pointed down to the off-white floor, only a couple feet away from the platform. A black flag rested against the light between source and camera to knock back any lens flare. A strip box outfitted the third light which feathered the pumpkins – that source bounced off an oversized gold reflector to kick back warmth to accentuate detail in the shadows.”
Models for the shoot were Flash, a 12-year-old Welsh Pembroke Corgi and Winston, an 8-year-old Beagle.
See outtakes from the shoot below.
The next time you feel jealous of pro baseball players, remember this: They still have to do photo day. In major league camps in Florida and Arizona, that one bit of awkwardness you left behind in grade school remains a rite of spring.
This week the New York Public Library began offering high-resolution downloads of the more than 187,000 items from its Digital Collections that are in the public domain. They include thousands of stereographs donated by collector Robert N. Dennis, including a few hundred taken in Maryland, a sampling of which can be seen in the slideshow below.
Kyle Pompey, known to some as ‘Nice Shot Kyle,’ takes a no-frills approach to his Baltimore street photography; he just shoots what he sees. And sometimes having trouble expressing himself verbally, Pompey has leaned on his images to speak for him.
Kathleen Kline can get busy photographing bands and events, but she always makes time for street work. As a Baltimore street photographer, Kline covered the riots in April to give a citizen’s perspective of the events. And we filmed at the place where she gets her inspiration: Graffiti Alley.
The best photos from Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers in week 1 of the fall high school sports season.
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The day in photos around the world.
If Baltimore street photographer John Patterson could be invisible when he goes around shooting, he would be. Patterson, who runs a Facebook page and Tumblr called The Uncensored City, likes to capture moments with people in impoverished neighborhoods. Having grown weary of seeing photos of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and other tourist spots, he wanted to show what everyday life is like for residents of these areas.
Take a look at the next installment in our series, Baltimore Street Photographer.