We work with amazing clients who do cool and interesting things; the Combine commercial head shot session was another of the same. We got to know the great coaches at The Combine when they brought us in on a cold Austin day. They’re a strength and conditioning gym, as well as a CSC Crossfit gym, located off of Highway 290 servicing Westlake, Oak Hill, Circle C, and Bellterra neighborhoods in Austin.
The facility itself was interesting and fun to shoot in. It’s inside an old oil field supply warehouse built in 1938 that was moved from Snyder, Texas. They completely renovated the inside to make it a state of the art fitness facility.
The Combine – Commercial Head Shots
We shot right there in the warehouse, and decided to create a dramatic look with the lighting. We don’t always use such dramatic shadow on a head shot, but the contrast is perfect to highlights the athletes’ physique. Their warehouse is both clean and gritty because of the intense work they do. We re-created the same tone in the head shots. We included details of the warehouse in the background that give context, but don’t detract attention away from each coach in the shot.
Don’t let their strength intimidate you – the coaches are all amazing people and a pleasure to work with.
After the head shots, we stuck around to get a few shots of the workout.