Posts Tagged ‘sportsillustrated’

Shooting a Skyline Portrait of NBA Star James ‘The Beard’ Harden

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I’ve dreamed about shooting Houston Rockets guard James Harden for a long time. How can you go wrong with that beard? He’s just awesome looking. I wanted to pose him with ZZ Top for the last couple of years — or at least with Billy Gibbons — but alas, no one has bitten on that idea yet. (You hear that Texas Monthly? It would be a great cover. Trust me.)

Anyway, the call finally came some weeks ago from Sports Illustrated. Harden had a super tight schedule with the All-Star Break coming up, and the editor asked if we could put together something with the iconic Houston skyline with only 24 hours notice.
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Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Remaining Staff Photographers

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Sports Illustrated has laid off the last of its staff photographers. All six remaining photographers at the magazine were laid off yesterday due to economic circumstances and company restructuring.
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How I Photographed the US Men’s National Soccer Team for Sports Illustrated

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Looking back at this year, I was fortunate enough to photograph a lot of cool things and meet a lot of great people. It’s only right that I write about my biggest shoot this year — well actually, the biggest shoot of my career to date. I’ll start off by saying that everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong.
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Sports Illustrated DoP Tells You How to Get Your Foot in the Door With Photo Editors

Sports Illustrated Director of Photography Brad Smith recently sat down with A.A. Productions to share a few tips and suggestions on how freelance photographers can more effectively approach photo editors in hopes of securing work.

From what works best to get your foot in the door to ensuring your work matches the effort you put towards getting there, Smith packs in an incredible amount of helpful information. And seeing as it’s coming from someone who has seen his fair share of freelance photographers walk in and out of his door, we’d say his advice is worth noting.

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My First Cover: Photographing Andrew McCutchen for Sports Illustrated

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Being a freelance photographer has its ups and downs, its pros and cons. We all know this going into it. One of the most exciting parts, for me, is that anything could happen, at any time. Most jobs we get come out of nowhere. And this is a perfect example. Read more…

How I Shot Two Different Lighting Setups Simultaneously for Sports Illustrated

And maintained my own artistic integrity while delivering what the client asked for

May 21, 2014 · Alexis Cuarezma

Video: Sports Illustrated’s ‘Boston Strong’ Cover Shoot with Greg Heisler

Two days ago was the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and in true Boston spirit, the city came out in force to show that this tragedy had not stolen, but rather strengthened its spirit.

The slogan Boston Strong has been adopted by the city’s residents, and last Saturday Sports Illustrated and photographer Greg Heisler got together with a crowd of over 3,000 Bostonians to capture this slogan on film for this week’s cover of SI. Read more…

BTS: Sports Illustrated Photographs Bikini Clad Kate Upton in Zero Gravity

Not all of the women in this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue are made of plastic, and yet the unique Barbie swimsuit shots we told you about a few days back will STILL play second fiddle to a much cooler photo shoot of model and actress Kate Upton… scantily clad… floating around in actual zero gravity. Read more…

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to Include ‘Unapologetic’ Barbie Poses

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Guys, you may want to be extra careful about where you read your copy of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue this year. It will contain a double-helping of grist for feminist outrage this time around, as Barbie, that icon of feminine pulchritude and academic rigor (“Math class is tough. Let’s go shopping!”) struts her stuff alongside the human models. Read more…

Photographing the “Big Three” of the San Antonio Spurs for Sports Illustrated

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With the NBA Conference playoffs nearing completion and the Spurs already a lock for the Finals, I got a call from Brad Smith, the Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated, asking if I could quickly get to San Antonio.

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker rarely if ever pose together, but had reluctantly agreed to pose for an SI cover which would come out a couple of days later, to coincide with the beginning of the finals.
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