Aaron Anderson’s eye caught the fancy workout pants of Payton Fearnside on social media. One minute he was complimenting her, and a short while later he was creating an action portrait session with her. Rejecting the common “gritty, harsh lighting for these fitness shoots,” Anderson created elegantly-lit, pastel backdrops for this young athlete and her colorful workout pants. The video details the placement of all lights and gels, so you’ll be able to build similar portraits on your own. Don’t miss this shoot to learn how Anderson takes a clichéd subject and creates elegant, yet powerful portraits.
In this video, photographer Aaron Anderson breaks down the lighting behind seven exciting shots of Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Elizabeth Marks. Taken before and after her gold win in Rio, Anderson shot Marks both in and out of the swimmer’s second home, an olympic-sized pool.