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By |October 17th, 2012|Categories: Syndicated Content|

Our final without the copy on it and before cropping. ©2012ChrisMcEniry

WNBA All Star and US Olympic Gold Medalist Simeone Augustus for...
ESPN the Mag – Oct. 15 2012 Issue

WNBA All Star and US Olympic Gold Medalist Simeone Augustus for...
Simeone Augustus for ESPN the Mag ©2012ChrisMcEniry

WNBA All Star and US Olympic Gold Medalist Simeone Augustus for...
Simeone Augustus for ESPN the Mag ©2012ChrisMcEniry


Simeone Augustus for ESPN the Mag ©2012ChrisMcEniry

WNBA All Star and US Olympic Gold Medalist Simeone Augustus for...
Simeone Augustus for ESPN the Mag ©2012ChrisMcEniry

WNBA All Star and US Olympic Gold Medalist Simeone Augustus for...
Simeone Augustus for ESPN the Mag ©2012ChrisMcEniry

WNBA All Star and US Olympic Gold Medalist Simeone Augustus for...
Simeone Augustus for ESPN the Mag ©2012ChrisMcEniry

WNBA All Star and US Olympic Gold Medalist Simeone Augustus for ESPN the Magazine

This year we have been shooting the Technique section for ESPN the Mag all over the country with athletes from many different sports. Each one presents a different challenge figuring out the best way to show each athletes particular technique we are featuring. I won’t lie and say it has not been a great deal of fun working with these athletes and putting them through their paces.

Simeone Augustus plays for the US National Women’s Basketball Team, and the current WNBA Champions the Minnesota Lynx, as well as playing for a professional team in Russia when her US season ends.  We were tasked with the job of showing her crossover technique and were given the Lynx and the Timberwolves practice facility in Minneapolis to shoot the job.

This job like most of our technique shoots was lit using continous HMI lighting, this way we can shoot at 14 fps with the new Canon 1DX and not worry about our strobes needing to recycle. It is a much more expensive and slower way to work as the lights are large and bulky and require a ridiculous amount of power to operate compared with a standard strobe kit. 

The practice facility was inside the Target Center in Minneapolis which is the home to both the Lynx and Twolves and is an amazing complex. Everyone we worked with there from our gaffer and grip, our local photo assistant, the Lynx organizers, and generally everyone we met in Minneapolis were very cool and the city itself was alot of fun as well.

Simeone was an ace to work with and took direction very well. She made it easy for us with the action and nailed it right away. After shooting action on the court we shot several portrait set-ups and followed her to the locker room and shot a few more in there. Simeone had a great sense of humor and we hit it off immediately as I am a closet LSU fan due to my parents both going to college there and she is a Baton Rouge native. Easy going in life and intense on the court, we wish her the best luck for the future.

Simeone is currently playing in the WNBA Finals and scored 27 points in tonights game, the finals are on ESPN this week, keep your eye out for her.