Amanda…At OCB Beyond Nutrition Natural…2011

Shooting with competitors between the pre-judging and the evening show at figure and bodybuilding competitions is usually way tougher than it looks.  It’s usually the middle of the day and the sun is high in the sky, meaning the lighting sucks.  The competitors have already done battle on stage and are sometimes tired and always smeared with Pro-Tan or Dream Tan that is sometimes uneven, discolored, or just looking like dirt in some places.  Here I just gave up on the sun…It was too high…The shadows too harsh.  Too wide a dynamic range and not nearly enough sensor lattitude.  I went for the shade.