Friday, May 31, 2019

Tom Brady and Best Buddies Football Game

Tom Brady entering the field at Harvard Stadium
May 31--Harvard Stadium Boston MA--For the twentieth year,  Tom Brady has played football with Best Buddies.  Brady is the quarterback for both teams which include Brady's Patriot teammates past and present, celebrities, supporters and Best Buddies participants.  For the same amount of years, I have photographed this game.  I try to do something different each year.  One year I went on the field and photographed the huddles, other years game action, this year the concentration was on groups.  In the planning meeting, it was decided for me to just get certain people on the sidelines.  Posed photos yes, these are the photos everyone wants.  Each situation takes time to arrange.  There is the effort to get everyone with nice expressions, eyes open and enthusiasm.  Sometimes you get lucky however there is a lot a cajoling and even making the governor take knee to photograph him and two Buddies.
Actor Michael Chiklis with Buddy Players 
Buddy Global Ambassador Josh Felder with Miss USA Cheslie Kryst. 
Tom with his Buddy Katie Meade
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
Tom Brady and Anthony Shriver with

The Buddy Ambassador with Miss USA and other super heroes.
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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Sam Kolton Bar Mitzvah

Torah Reading
May 18--Washington, DC--The right of passage, Sam Kolton's Bar Mitzvah.  Watching other Bar Mitzvah photographers it seems their images do get to be quite staged.  Thus as we do take the traditional photographs, we try to make it fun as well as quick.  This is the second Kolton son whose Bar Mitzvah I photographed, so we knew each other and they knew the routine.  Get the photos and lets make it fun, capture those goofy moments that will be treasured.

Proud Mom & Son
Friends
The "Entrance" 
The Chair Dance
The Two Grandmothers
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Indiana University Alumni Event

Keynote Speaker Lisa Pratt
May16--Library of Congress--Washington, DC--When you get to an event and notice the podium is placed at a glass wall and the sun is setting.  With no additional lighting, you have to understand how to make the proper camera adjustments to get good exposures.  It was a great speaker, IU Professor and Alum, Lisa Pratt, who is the NASA Planetary Protection Officer.  A full audience to hear her talk about space and the galaxy.

After shooting plenty of images to make sure there were several quality images, you could see how the light was glowing on the audience.  Soft lighting and golden hour light made the images of several individuals as well as the audience look special.

All images made with a Nikon Z6.

Rick Van Kooten, IU Executive Dean
Sallie Jo Mitzell, President, College Alumni Board
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