Triathlon

Triathlon and Ironman Images

Triathlon

Slowly we are approaching to the end of 2016 season. I wanted to share some of the work I’ve done past year for different clients including Training Bible Coaching, Bishop Racing, Chicago Athlete Magazine. One of these projects was for Bishop Racing. A Chicago based coaching service for competitive Triathletes. While we wrapped the project late 2016 Summer, the planning and initial shoots started early 2015. And this is still not a 100% complete project as we keep updating the content regularly.

Most commercial projects involving Teams, Coaching or Sponsorships require year round updates for the changed roosters, sponsors or even equipment. Imagine you spend time and effort for an Advertising and 2 months down the road your partners/sponsors or the athletes in the images change. Those images would be useless. When we sit down and discuss the project these variables are always added to the plan.

 

Chicago Triathlon Print Ad Campaign

 

 

World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, the final stop of the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series, took place September 15-19 in Chicago, USA.

Into the water…

I’ve been working with Bill Bishop on a series of images since early July. This weekend we were supposed to work on the swim images. Recently we did bike and some track running shots with various athletes that he coaches. I don’t get to work with swimmers a lot, but I had some ideas in my head.

Equipment used: Canon 1 DX, Canon EF 11-24mm and Profoto B1 500 lights.

Some of the images from the early morning shoot…

Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Camp

Tear Sheets: Chicago Athlete Magazine

Tear Sheets: Transamerica Chicago Triathlon

Photo shoot for Transamerica Chicago Triathlon print ads and race promo.

Tear Sheets: Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club

Photo shoot for Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club brochures and promo items.

Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

A few images for 2014 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

Life Time Chicago Triathlon

I was commissioned by Life Time to shoot Chicago Triathlon. They wanted to use some new images for Chicago Triathlon promo. Chicago creates a perfect background for any type of outdoor event but there is a catch with this sort of work. You need to shoot live during the race which means anything can happen. A typical shot would be on Lakeshore drive over the bridge looking West with all the skyline under a perfect sun. Guess what? Murphy’s Law! It’s been raining for a week and every morning was almost foggy. The night before the race I drove the race course again. Goal was to capture something unique to Chicago. Something that stands out from the other triathlons. And I think I found it. This morning it started foggy and dark as usual. We had the pro athlete start at Chicago Triathlon early morning. In the past it was always noon start due to TV broadcasting and waiting for the course to clear. But this year for safety reasons they moved the professional race before the age group race. This was a huge challenge since its pitch dark at 6 AM. I could live without swim shots but given the length of the swim it would be roughly 6:20 when they start the bike and add the overcast stormy sky, not ideal! Oh and we had a brand new course this year. Instead of doing two laps on the scenic Lakeshore Drive, it is now one lap at Lakeshore Drive and head into the Batcave under Wacker Drive. Yes it is actually the same location where they filmed Batman chase scenes.

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