March 2nd 2018
Location: Crossfit Jane
Nikon D750 24-70mm and D3s 50mm with 2 LED work lights
Back at it with 18.2!!! This one got going at Crossfit Jane. I was fortunate enough to shoot there last year as well, however they have done some renovations since then. I already knew how I would set up since I did a shoot with the amazing Sara Joy. Hopefully you have read that blog. So the Open announcement on Thursday by Dave Castro was......
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 reps for time of:
Men use 50-lb. dumbbells
Time cap: 12 minutes to complete 18.2 AND 18.2a
The DB squat was a new movement added to the Open this year. I was looking forward to seeing the different methods athletes would use to squat with them. I arrived at Crossfit Jane about 45mins early. I was already prepared as to how I was going to cover the event. My only question I needed to know what how they were running heats and what the setup would be. They were running 4 athletes at a time which would give me the ability to make sure I got some shots of every athlete. I was greeted by everyone while walking in, which is so great to experience. Saw some old faces from last years Open coverage so there were hugs and fist bumps everywhere. It was a quick setup and before I knew it.. it was 3..2..1..GO!!!
I shot majority of the heats with my 24-70mm. Especially when it was time for 18.2A, which was a max clean!!!
As much as I love my strobes the 2 work lights did exactly what I needed them to do. Had them pointed in two different directions which allowed enough light for both of my bodies. The D3s is a beast regardless but my D750 needs some help sometimes. There were 4 min breaks in between each heat so it was enough time to update IG with a few behind the scene photos and of course my sock game!!!
There was a moment when I saw an athlete squatting and her biggest cheerleader was right behind her squatting rep for rep.... Check it out..
OH THE DB RACK METHODS!!!!!!
CANT FORGET THE LADIES...... SO AWESOME!!!!!
I cant go without shining light on my man Jude. This little guy is an absolute beast. He has some of my favorite shots from last year so I knew he would nail some tonight. When I arrived at Crossfit Jane he greeted me at the door and asked if I needed any help. Then we went on to discuss favorite sports teams. Ok.. I'm getting away from the point.. which is.. LOOK AT THE INTENSITY OF THIS KID!!!!!
Mom and Dad right there!!!! Got a quick posed shot!!!
These athletes were crushing 18.2
Overall 18.2 was a blast to cover. Crossfit Jane always shows me so much love and I will for sure schedule a drop in to come and WOD at their facility. There is something in the water over there at CFJ.... the family and community they have built is so strong. You can feel it as soon as you chat with a member. I met new followers of my work and the fact they took the time to approach me and deliver such kind words was such a blessing. I even met a young photog by the name of Patrick who is an up and coming photographer in the Charlotte area. His parents were nice enough to ask if I would allow him to shadow me.... UMMM of course you can. You choose the Open you want to tag along on. So... 18.4 at South Charlotte Crossfit he will be along for the ride.
Next week I have Crossfit S3 on Friday then Crossfit Steele Creek Saturday Morning. Going to be a busy weekend. Get ready to get flooded with tons of content. Thank you for following my work and continuing to be supporters. BE BLESSED EVERYONE!!!!