Sports Spotlight: Lake Norman Charter – In March of 2020, the high school sports world shut down. We had been ramping up our sports program for the better part of a year – with new technology and an entirely new style for team, individual and banner photography. We had expanded into new schools. We were ready! But the world had other ideas.
As we got into the summer of 2020, the NC High School Athletic Association announced a modified schedule and plan to restart high school sports. The schedule was completely different – shorter seasons and more compressed given a late start. Limited fans allowed in the stands. But finally, it was going to be game-on for our high school athletes.
The first sports to start in the 2020/2021 school year were volleyball and basketball. And I think we were as anxious to get back to the game as the athletes and coaches!
Lake Norman Charter was one of our first stops – shooting team, individual and banners for all of their sports.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, when we roll in with our studio of equipment and set up in the gym, the athletes and coaches aren’t really sure what to expect. Lots of fancy lights and other technology in a fully lit gym is still going to look like a fully lit gym, right?…
Wrong! Here are some examples of individual shots of the Lake Norman Charter volleyball team (in that fully lit gym)…
And then there are the banners. We shoot on a special backdrop, extract the images and produce banners for seniors on all the teams. Here are before & after images of some of the LNC volleyball banners…
Women’s basketball and men’s basketball soon followed…
Remaining socially distant for individual photos is pretty easy to do – it’s masks-on until we’re ready to shoot and with my long lenses, we remain 10-15 feet apart at all times. Team photos, on the other hand, need to be a bit more “creative” in order to remain safe. Pulling it off sometimes involved tall ladders and a lot of lights… but we got it done and had some fun with it!
We’re proud to be the photographer for Lake Norman Charter sports and thrilled to be back out shooting the great athletes in our area.
And we really appreciate being recognized by the school for our work!
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