By Jamm Aquino
Coming to you from a wet and gloomy Eugene, Oregon, where I photographed Oregon Ducks quarterback, and former St. Louis quarterback Marcus Mariota on Wednesday. I didn't know what kind of access to expect, or how much time I'd get with him, since head coach Helfrich is adamant about having no media access to practices whatsoever! I swear, the football complex is surrounded by thick, overlapping groves of cypress trees. It's like Langley, Va!
Obscurity aside, the new Hatfield-Dowlin Athletic Complex is just breathtaking in size, execution, and grandeur. A great backdrop to photograph this year's MVP at the Fiesta Bowl!
The great thing was, after practice and a shower, Marcus spent over an hour with myself and sports writer Ferd Lewis.
To our amusement, Marcus emerged from the locker room wearing his St. Louis Crusaders football t-shirt! Since he had some time with us, I shot a variety of portraits of him.
All in all, what a wonderful visit to U of O with a wonderful and talented young man from Hawaii.
On the equipment/technical side, since I'm traveling, I have to keep my lighting kit pretty minimal. I used pocketwizards to fire 2 Canon 600Ex strobes, one into an umbrella on some shots. I have smaller Bogen light stands that I check into my luggage along with the umbrella.