Last week, I was tasked with creating portraits for our Creighton men’s basketball special section, which kicks off the NCAA tournament in Thursday’s paper.
Basketball faithful may recall last year’s photos involving the pep band, the Blue Crew and dozens of fans. Fun – but chaos!
We simplified a little this year, though 16 players and an equal number of World-Herald staffers still made for a busy hour at the Durham Museum.
Thanks to the players and the Durham staff, we were able to get some nice moments, including the following solo portrait of junior All-American Doug McDermott.
For the photo nerds out there, you can catch a glimpse of how the McDermott shot was made with thanks to staff photojournalist Brynn Anderson for her behind-the-scenes shots.
All my best to the Jays as they start tournament play in Philadelphia on Friday. Matt Miller will be courtside for the NCAA Tournament, so check back for more Bluejays coverage from us soon, including player interviews and video from the portrait session.
And a special thanks to all of the World-Herald people who lent a helping hand, including Jeff Bundy, Ryan Soderlin, Brynn Anderson, Kyle Benecke, Dave Elsesser, Tim Parks, Jay St. Pierre, Nick Piastowski, Graham Archer and many more.