I was brought in to photograph the Utah Pride Center’s Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser. My job was photograph each team as they passed one of the holes of golf. I brought my portable lighting kit and I was able to stash it while I waited for the next team. I didn’t want the gear smacked by an errant golf ball.
Every 30 minutes or so someone would come swap memory cards so they could print the team photos for the last half hour. This way each team member had a commemorative photograph before they left for the day.
I don’t know the rules on beverages of an adult nature but apparently everyone is a little buzzed when playing golf, it would seem. And the volunteers would stop by to make sure I had some liquid refreshment. In the out August sun it was very welcome, woo hoo! And nothing makes photography more fun than libations. Nummers.
I wanted to keep the portraits short and sweet. Some teams wanted to jump or be creative, which is fine by me. The more personality and motion, the more interesting the photograph.
So we had some teams jumping or pretending to make a shot a group effort. Depending on where the sun was shining we would have to turn them away from the sun so the flash would light their faces. Sometimes this meant that the mountain range would be perfect other times we were satisfied with a golf only background. We gotta be flexible.