Behind The Scenes Photoshoot With The Proteas
Who knew the Proteas were closet models too? Gareth Gilmour (eimage’s Head Honcho) got up close and personal with their good looks and boyish charm when he had the honour of photographing them for Supersport. He gave the Supersport team a few insider tips on what it takes to set up the studio, create the best lighting effects and ensure that the end product looks relaxed and professional. The finished result was definitely that as we can see towards the close of this behind the scenes video. Have a look for yourself…
Once Gareth had perfected the studio set up and the lighting, he was ready to shoot each individual player against a green screen. Green screen photography allows you to create any background of your choosing with the photograph being superimposed against the backdrop. In this case it was a cricket stadium with an overcast sky. The lighting used in studio complemented the grey skies to ensure that the players fitted in with the background completely.
There is so much that goes into a photoshoot that is underestimated. Knowing how much light to use, where to point the light, where to position the subject matter (ie: cricket players in this case *grin*) and then how to set the camera. It’s a fine art that takes years of experience to perfect and shouldn’t be something to entrust to an amateur. Yes, we’re kind of blowing our own horn here as we know we’re pretty damn good at what we do (read: we’re awesome!) and we don’t want you to be taken for a ride.
Unfortunately we cannot provide the Proteas, but we can offer you Gareth Gilmour!