Mark Pyper of Highland Wildcats

My favourite photo from last week, a hero shot of Highland Wildcats player Mark Pyper. Shot a couple of stops below ambient with a single flash held a few feet away from Mark by human lightstand and Courier reporter Jamie Durent.

Mark Pyper of Highland Wildcats

That only ran as a teaser pic on the front page.

The pic used inside was a contentious one as both the chief photographer and the news editor liked it, but I wasn’t so keen on it. It’s not bad, but I’d have preferred to hold it back and use the technique to greater effect in future. Shot around 4 stops under ambient with the flash held by Jamie to frame left, pointed straight at Mark’s face through the bars of the helmet.

Mark Pyper of Highland Wildcats

Robbie Paulin, a coach who works with Mark, made a video of the photo shoot:

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