My name is David Creighton, I am a Commercial Photography student at Ohio University.
I have enjoyed my time here at SpoFit, learning a lot along the way. One of the best things about this experience has been both the variety and number of events I’ve taken part in documenting. Loren, the staff photographer here is great to work with, and was happy to share his equipment with me while I’ve been working here. So, here’s some of the work I’m most proud of while I’ve been here.
Sorry it’s so long, but I’ve been keeping busy with everything that happens here. Thanks for looking!
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These photographs were from my first official day, and just scratched the surface of what I would be doing during my time here. I was pleasantly surprised by the image of the building, it turned out to be just the right time of day for where I was shooting from.
Shoot with Peter
This image is an example of what I enjoy doing the most, with a subject chosen beforehand, and control over the lighting. Loren has strobes that are different from what I’m familiar with, but it’s always good to learn new hardware. It’s often difficult in SpoFit working with a mix of daylight and fluorescent lights, but that has helped me practice color correction in post-processing.
The Desert Challenge is a track and field event open to athletes of all ages with a disability. I was fascinated watching the athletes and how they adapt to compete in various events.
SpoFit hosted an event to get input from the public assessing the addition of a new light rail stop near the DEC and SpoFit, here are a couple shots from that.
Pool Shoot with Ricardo
These images are a shoot we did with one of the many great volunteers SpoFit has, Ricardo. We used an aquarium with weights in it, a cost-effective solution for shooting underwater. I’m quite happy with what we got from it.
Shoot with Nick Scott
SpoFit provided a location for a promotional event for a company, Morph wheels, makers of the first foldable wheelchair wheels. Their spokesperson, Nick Scott, agreed to a shoot in the weight room. We only needed a couple photos for promotional purposes, but he was enthusiastic about the shoot, so here are the results.
Kids Camp/Kids Corner
Along with fitness for adults, kids are an important part of the activities here. Kids Corner happens throughout the week, and there have been many sessions of Kids Camp that have yielded some good images, including another dip in the pool with the aquarium, and going up on the rock wall with the kids for a new perspective.
In the Pool
Date: 7/5/2013 & 7/10/2013
I had two occasions where we needed some still life photos to promote upcoming events. I enjoy the practice of setting up the lighting, positioning the objects, and finding the best shot among them.