The Best of Both Worlds.

Zach Reed
- MLB Trainers Society Consultant - Zach Reed

This week we are visiting with Jim Cowsert from Grapevine Texas. Jim is a freelance media photographer who also does senior photos,  family portraits, corporate  portraits, and sports photography. The gallery page on Jim’s web site ( www.GrapevinePhoto.com ) reveals a particularly passion for sports photography. He has worked for many major league clubs, been featured in numerous sports publications and his images have been honored among Sports Illustrated’s Pictures of the Year.

Jim at World Series Game 3
Jim at World Series Game 3in the Rangers dug-out

One of Jim’s recent assignments brought together his skill for corporate portraiture and his love for sports. The Major League Baseball trainers were in Dallas for their winter meeting and Jim’s assignment was to take head shots of all the trainers… Alright, so this was not game three of the World Series, but the assignment was not without it’s challenges.

One hundred different head shots had to be taken in under 2 hours and for the convenience of the trainers, Jim had to set-up in the dimly lit hallway outside the meeting room.

Jim got the shots using his Qflash  T5D-R set in Quantum’s 26″ Octobox for the main light and a Qflash Trio with the 12″ Quantum softbox for a kicker light.  These were set in manual mode and fired with the Pilot on top of his Canon 1D MkIV.

Jim Cowsert

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  • Thanks for the story! I must add that I took over 500 shots that day and the Qflash’s produced consistent light on each and every one. My Quantum’s are amazing and kept up with this fast paced shoot.
    Plus, I might add that Quantum’s service and support is second to none!
    Since buying in to the Qflash line, I seldom use my monolights, in fact the monolights have sat in my closet since.

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