01/06/2013 - Jose Bautista. 3:51PM
Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista was in Winnipeg today headlining the Blue Jays first leg of their Winter Tour across Canada. Bautista is the Major League leader in home runs since 2010. I have been in communication with the Blue Jays media team over the past couple of days, and was told this morning that they could not promise that I would have any time with him for a portrait session for this project. I went to the event in which Blue Jays strength and conditioning coordinator Bryan King, as well as players: Jose Bautista, Brett Cecil, Aaron Loup, would teach two local minor league baseball teams about fitness. After the event I was given the two minutes I requested with Jose Bautista. In actuality, between the first and last photo taken, 2:11 elapsed, with 37 images made. Of the 37 photographs, I really liked 7 unique compositions/poses. One of the reasons I chose this shot for this project is the fact that he is wearing his Sorel Winter Boots. Coming from the above 0 temps of Toronto to the snowy plains of Winnipeg kinda requires those boots.
3 hotshoe flashes: 1 bare flash behind him camera left, 1 bare flash behind him camera right, and one shoot- through umbrella camera right.
EXIF: f/4.5 @ 1/200 ISO 100 @ 86mm