2014-15 k-state women’s golf team poster shoot

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K-State’s Anne Willman

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K-State’s Chandler Gallagher

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K-State’s Connie Jaffrey

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K-State’s Madison Talley

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K-State’s Olivia Eliasson

Recently, I shot individual portraits of K-State’s women’s golf team for a promotional poster.

I used a standard four light setup (a key light, a fill light, an accent light and a kicker) with White Lightning X1600 flash units combined with softboxes and grids to customize each portrait.

-scott weaver

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the 2014 big 12 conference men’s basketball media day

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The Kansas City Star’s Kellis Robinett interviews K-State’s Nino Williams during the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Media Day at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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West Virginia’s head coach Bob Huggins and his bow tie were a huge hit with reporters during the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Media Day at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Kansas’ head coach Bill Self speaks to reporters during the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Media Day at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on October 15, 2014. 

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Baylor’s head coach Scott Drew laughs with reporters during the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Media Day at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on October 15, 2014. 

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West Virginia’s Gary Browne speaks to reporters during the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Media Day at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on October 15, 2014. 

The Big 12 Conference held its men’s basketball media day at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on October 15, 2014. Kansas is the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 championship.

-scott weaver

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krav maga: blue belt

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Last summer, Patty and I joined a martial arts studio to learn Krav Maga, an Israeli military self-defense system that mixes techniques from boxing, Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, and wrestling. Although Krav Maga students try to avoid confrontation, we are taught skills to finish a fight quickly with vicious attacks to the most vulnerable parts of the body including the face, throat, ribs and groin.

For our blue belt test on September 22, 2014, we had to perform different takedowns including hip throws and leg sweeps. We also had to demonstrate several kickboxing combinations of punches, elbows and body blows. Finally, we had to break a board with a jumping front kick.

This belt test was the toughest one yet, much more demanding than our white, yellow, orange, and purple tests. Our instructors pushed us through sparring drills that completely exhausted us. Then, before we could catch our breath, they ran us through a conditioning workout of push-ups, sit-ups, burpees and mountain climbers. It was the first time I truly wanted to quit the class.

We passed our test and graduated on September 24. Now, we’re working towards our green belts.

-scott weaver

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2014-15 k-state track and field poster shoot

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Erica Twiss, combined events

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Devin Field, long jump

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Alyx Treasure, high jump

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Sara Savatovic, hammer throw

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Reinis Kregers, combined events

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Carlos Rodriguez, sprints

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Ivan Hartung, javelin

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Tia’ Gamble, sprints

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Sonia Gaskin, sprints

Recently, I shot portraits of K-State’s nine track and field All-Americans for a promotional poster. This assignment was particularly fun for me because I enjoy both portraiture and track and field.

We shot all of the images in the K-State Basketball Training Facility so we could control everything. I used a standard four light setup (a key light, a fill light, an accent light and a kicker) with White Lightning X1600 flash units combined with softboxes and grids to customize each portrait.

-scott weaver

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bartle + marcus llc trial attorneys

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Recently, I worked with Proventus Consulting LLC, a marketing and public relations firm in Merriam, Kansas, to shoot photos of Bartle + Marcus LLC Trial Attorneys in Kansas City, Missouri.

It was fun to work with Super Lawyers Matt Bartle, David Marcus, and paralegal Rachel Buchholz. Together, the three are true professionals who specialize in business disputes, finance and insurance disputes, investments losses, copyright and patent litigation, and whistleblower claims.

I decided to set up the lead shot in their gorgeous board room high above downtown Kansas City. I had to work fast because Matt, David and Rachel were busy meeting with clients between shots.

-scott weaver

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the 26th annual haskell indian art market

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Native American dancers perform at the Haskell Indian Art Market in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Native American dancers wear beautiful ceremonial dress at the Haskell Indian Art Market.

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A mirror reflects light on a Native American dancer at the Haskell Indian Art Market.

I attended the 26th annual Haskell Indian Art Market at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas on September 14, 2014. The event featured original Native American art, dancers and food booths. The Art Market attracts hundreds of visitors and provides an economic opportunity for Indian artists as well as encouraging cross-cultural understanding and exchange.

-scott weaver

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the 2014 marilynn smith sunflower invitational champions

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K-State’s Katherine Gravel-Coursol checks the wind direction before hitting a tee shot.

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K-State’s Katherine Gravel-Coursol replaces her ball on the green before a putt.

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K-State’s Carly Ragains hits a tee shot down the 18th fairway at Alvamar Golf Club.

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K-State’s Katherine Gravel-Coursol hits a tee shot on the 8th hole at Alvamar Golf Club.

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K-State’s sports psychologist Ian Connole and assistant coach Stewart Burke direct the Wildcats during the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club on September 9, 2014.

I shot the K-State women’s golf team during the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence, Kansas on September 8-9, 2014. The Wildcats overcame a six-shot deficit to win their first tournament in 10 years. The team carded a 10-over par 298 during the final round to finish the event at 30-over par 894 and had three players place in the top five.

-scott weaver

 

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kansas sunflower field

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A small field of sunflowers near K-State campus in Manhattan, Kansas on September 5, 2014.

Every time I see fireworks, prairie burns in the Flint Hills, or sunflower fields, I must shoot them.

-scott weaver

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photos of the 2014-15 k-state equestrian team

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Recently, I spent some time with the K-State Equestrian team for their annual poster photo shoot. There are 20 new riders on the 2014-15 squad so head coach Casie Maxwell wanted a concept that focused on the whole team instead of individuals. I pitched an idea to shoot a series of photos that would capture the spirit of the sport. I designed and submitted a mock up of the poster.

The final look of the project will have a bolder, simpler design with fewer images from the shoot.

-scott weaver

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2014-15 k-state men’s golf

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K-State’s Kyle Weldon crushes a tee shot at Colbert Hills Golf Club in Manhattan, Kansas.

I spent part of my Labor Day weekend shooting the K-State men’s golf team as they practiced at Colbert Hills Golf Club in Manhattan, Kansas on August 29, 2014. K-State plays in the St. Mary’s Invitational at the Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Club in Monterey, California on September 15.

-scott weaver

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