Cover Story

Had a portrait shoot with the NIU football team earlier in the week for the Northern Star. With the lack of our old football feature pullout, the Endzone, portrait opportunities are few and far between there.

The last issue of every week, barring huge news, is typically a Weekend edition. So I pitched the idea of using the NIU home/season opener as the Weekend cover. Idea sold.

I had in mind the entire time what I wanted to do photo-wise so when I went to Huskie Stadium Tuesday. The weather had other ideas.

As I setup the softbox and cords, the rain came. So I did some with the softbox, some without. Ended up going with the one sans softbox as it highlighted the rain the least.

The actual photo didn’t turn out the way I had hoped but once I went to design the front page Wednesday night, it looked a lot better than originally thought.

Let me know what you think of the final product.

© 2011 Jerry Burnes/Northern Star


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