Golden hour girls

I've sure been handed a lot of assignments during the golden hour lately. I guess I picked the right time to work my shift. cheerleading mini clinic

The Missourian had Nick Michael and I work on a one-day event involving a cheerleading clinic for elementary students. Though I think Nick shot way better than I did — his images are beautiful! — I still had a really fun time at the assignment.

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When I arrived to the football field, I was honestly just overwhelmed. There were so many beautiful things going on — girls doing cartwheels, playing "Little Suzy Walker," hugging the varsity cheerleaders. I didn't know what to take pictures of first!

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And to top that off, it was the golden hour, so every picture I took looked that much more dramatic. I would stick to one scenario going on for a bit and then flit to another because I saw something else going on. I wish I would've just slowed down and really photographed one situation with complete concentration, but I would never put my entire focus onto what I was doing. I think that made me shooting suffer a little bit.

rock bridge high school cheerleader

But, it's a learning experience! And I had a great time at this assignment.

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Fall Bruin Cheerleading Clinic

Fall Bruin Cheerleading Clinic

Fall Bruin Cheerleading Clinic