And Now For Something Completely Different

Coaches ShirtsToday I finished a shoot for Team USA athletic wear. This wasbasketball something very different for me. I usually shoot food and products. This was a product, but done with models…actually athletes, wearing uniforms. It went very well and we got some really nice shots. The models were extremely cooperative and professional. Actually one of them (see football uniform below) does model professionally.

I used white muslin for the test but decided that I would use a white vinyl seamless forwearing goggles the actual shoot since we had to go down to the model’s feet in some shots. Boy, what a difference. The wrinkle free vinyl background worked great.

Football JerseyWe finished up with a lay down of some of the items that were missed. Everything had to be silhouetted and that took much longer than I expected – silhouetting around hair is much more time consuming than around a simple product. I’ll know better for next time.

La Crosse



About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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