A neighbor came by and dropped off a bag with some equipment he no longer had use for. Inside was a Nikon 8008 with two lenses, a flash and a Hoya Close-Up Set. I had a lens with the same diameter and tried it out on some dead flowers. With the inexpensive macro tubes you lose control over the lens. With these the metering and focus still worked. Here are two shots.
Another image for the Y Mens’ calendar. Vince and I take part in a TRX boot camp weekly. So when it was time for his close up I decided on the TRX theme. Once shooting however, a single person in the frame was lost to the expanse of the room. Vince was photographed in different strap positions and a composite was made. Title wise and concept, this image is the one I have the most fun with when people talk about the calendar. His wife loves it.
Over the summer we spent a long weekend in Montreal. It’s an easy city to get around, clean, with great food. Some shots from then.
I belong to a YMCA that donates each year to the Strong Kids Campaign. A member came up with the idea of a calendar as a fund raiser. I was
commissioned volunteered to photograph the images for the calendar. I was handed a stack of photo releases with names and not much else. I soon realized it would be up to me to contact, schedule and photograph the other volunteers.
More on the specifics in future posts.
Jack was the first to be photographed. He is retired and goes on a three month cruise each year. So I had to get him before he left.
My approach was to interview the participants to get an idea of what they liked to do at the gym and capture that. Jack mainly talked to people in the locker room and used the cardio equipment. So his page was on the elliptical.
Side note: the Y I belong to has a “gold” and “silver” membership with separate locker rooms. The “gold” has a sauna, whirlpool, laundry service, and exercise equipment contained in the locker room. This calendar was for members of the “gold” mens’ locker room.