Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Indiana University Olympic medalist swimmers

Back in August, I photographed a few of Indiana University’s Olympic swimmers after they returned home from the Rio games. I had the opportunity to shoot their portraits for IU social media after a media day availability. Our social media folks were looking for standard shots of each of them holding their medals. After I got that specific shot with each swimmer, I quickly shifted and shot these portraits. I don’t believe they’ve been used before, but it’s an example of shooting something for yourself after you’ve got “the shot” at a shoot. For better or worse, I use a very similar lighting setup on most of my portraits. This setup was an attempt to break out of that. I hung an octabox directly above the subjects and lit them primarily while standing in front of a mostly-collapsed umbrella to try to mimic a ring flash look.

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Blake Pieroni

Blake Pieroni, USA

Lilly King

Lilly King, USA

Kennedy Goss

Kennedy Goss, Canada

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Michigan Wrestling at Big Ten Championships

Michigan at Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Michigan’s Conor Youtsey celebrates a win against Minnesota’s Ethan Lizak in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Michigan at Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Michigan’s Myles Amine competes against Wisconsin’s Ryan Christensen in the 174-pound consolation bracket of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Focus Dance Company visits Indiana University

Zeng Shao Tung

Zeng Shao Tung, a dancer from the Focus Dance Company, rehearses with fellow company dancers and IU students at Indiana University Bloomington on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. More than two dozen dance majors from Taipei National University of the Arts are spending a week of cultural exchange at IU Bloomington. The group’s visit culminates in a joint performance with the IU Contemporary Dance Program on Feb. 24 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. (James Brosher | IU Communications)

Sydney Sizemore

IU senior Sydney Sizemore, right, shares a laugh with a partner from the Focus Dance Company during a class at Indiana University Bloomington on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (James Brosher | IU Communications)

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Syrian refugees in Indiana adjust to Trump’s America

I recently photographed the first family of Syrian refugees to resettle in Indianapolis for a story in The Washington Post. The story focused on refugees in Indiana and how they are coping since President Donald Trump’s election. Trump’s Vice President, Mike Pence, tried unsuccessfully to ban Syrian refugees when he was Indiana’s governor.

Indiana Refugees

Waed Al-Hamoud, 35, kisses Selena, her 1-month-old daughter, at the Exodus Refugee Immigration offices in Indianapolis, Indiana on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. In 2014, Al-Hamoud and her family fled Damascus and resettled in Indianapolis. They were the first family to relocate in Indianapolis from war-torn Syria. (James Brosher for The Washington Post)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Little 500 Rookie Week

Little 500: Rookie Week

Riders practice pack riding during Little 500 Rookie Week at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Little 500: Rookie Week

Ski Club Cycling rider Megan Huibregtse, right, a member of the riders council, instructs riders during Little 500 Rookie Week at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Spaghetti squash

I photographed spaghetti squash recently for a recipe posted on my wife’s food and lifestyle website, The Broadcasting Baker. As the weather turned this past fall, I threw together a small product table studio in the basement to photograph dishes like this for her site. It’s a change to the approach I had used previously in which I shot most of the dishes outside on our porch. So far I like the results, but I’m definitely ready for warmer weather and a return to my porch studio.

Spaghetti Squash

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Pictures of the Year

University Grand Marshal Brian Horne, an Associate Professor of Music, carries the Mace to the stage to start the processional during the Indiana University Bloomington Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Memorial Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kasim McCarthy-Brown improvises dance moves joining the Movement Cooperative (MoCo) at IU for an impromptu cameo as they perform a traditional rain dance before the reveal of a Rainworks, a type of rain-activated artwork, during the CultureFest After Party on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Year in Instagrams

This year I went back and forth on whether I should continue to post only iPhone photos to Instagram. Now that the platform supports vertical and horizontal, non-square images I’ve seen a lot of DSLR images proliferate on Instagram. Ultimately, I decided to stick with the iPhone because it represents an interesting creative challenge to try to create with a cell phone camera. Nothing against the photographers who post DSLR images on Instagram, but personally I didn’t want it to become a place to merely post all my daily work. I have and continue to use Instagram as a creative challenge – in a good way. It forces me to visualize differently. One of my goals for 2017 is to post more often to Instagram than I did in the second half of 2016. This includes using the new(ish) Instagram Stories feature. Below are a few of my favorite Instagrams from 2016. Thanks for looking. Please consider following me on Instagram: @jamesbrosher.

Banners before the #iubb game against NebraskaBeautiful morning for a walk across the @iubloomington campus. It's starting to feel like spring.First #iubb game this seasonCombination of snow and fog this morning at @iubloomington.Monroe County Courthouse dome seen on beautiful winter morning from Poplars Parking Garage.A swimmer waits for her event at the #NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships.Evening light casts a shadow of tree branches on an Indiana University seal carved into the side of the Rose Well House.#NCAA Division II Swimming Championships.IU Student Building reflected in an #iubb ad across the street. Interstate 65Dad leaning on his “evil, wicked, mean and nasty” 1957 Chevy Bel Air.Aboard the Great American EscalatorCommencement underway at @iubloomington.The struggle is so real. Dinner and the viewFord Model A.Get lowMarion, Indiana.1957 Chevy.Earl is ready to move.Babs of the LakeFisherman out early on Lake OuachitaIU Block Party.Traditions and Spirit of IU.Lumber aisle.Beautiful morningSunset on Kirkwood.Fall foliage outside of @iumediaschool and Student Building at @iubloomington.A shaft of light illuminates an angel on the Christmas tree under the West Baden Springs Hotel dome.Walking in a winter wonderland

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