I had the pleasure of photographing a literally heart-warming athlete named Trey George and his story of returning to competitive swimming just under two years after having open heart surgery.
Swimming is always a very fun sport to photograph in that there are so many different perspectives to do it from. Above and under water, low angles, high angles–you name it.
From the journalistic point of view, though, I felt a shot showing the scar on his chest would best tell the story, and his coach told me that he’d be practicing some dives into the pool. Luckily I had my Pocketwizards and magic arm in my trunk (along with some other stuff, which I will blog about later), and so I fastened a remote rig onto the bottom of the diving board with a wide angle lens and a Canon ST-E2 wireless transmitter to trigger a flash also. It took just two dives for me to get the shot I wanted. Here it is: