LEO Weekly: UofL Baseball Star Brendan McKay

University of Louisville star Brendan McKay pitches Friday, April 7, 2017 as U of L (25-3, 10-2 ACC) hosts No. 22 Wake Forest (22-8, 8-4) for the first of a three-game series at Jim Patterson Stadium. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Today the LEO Weekly published a story by Creig Ewing on UofL’s star pitcher/hitter Brendan McKay, UofL’s Major League Baseball double threat Brendan McKay that I shot at a cold Friday night game in April. It was the first time I’d shot baseball in ages! I had to walk back to the car for my jacket after the second inning or freeze.

It certainly helps to not have to worry about game action and only focus on one player. Thankfully he played all but the last inning, so there were plenty of opportunities to catch him at work.

When he returned to the dugout, I kept watching for his face from where I was allowed to shoot from along the first base line. He leaned over the rail to watch the last inning and I made about four different versions of him there. the Leo used the one where he’s looking at the camera, but I liked him looking out, as a guy standing to the right of McKay kept moving, changing the background.

At the end I was supposed to meet with the media rep and go out on the field with the players. He wasn’t around, so I went on out looking for a last photo of McKay. The coach was talking to his players and I was walking around when I heard a whistle and a “hey.” A different coach caught me and chastised me for being on the field as we returned to the dugout. Without explaining, I said I was sorry, and left.

Republic Bank 10th Anniversary Gala

Republic Bank Vice-President Steve Deweese and Chairman and CEO Steve Trager with Vince Tyra and Greg Bromley at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Republic Bank’s Private Banking and Business Banking divisions Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

I shot groups for TOPS Louisville.com at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Republic Bank’s Private Banking and Business Banking divisions Wednesday at the new Speed Art Museum. This was my first event there after the renovation. It’s a beautiful space with lots of light! Big windows to shoot against. Great mix of people.

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Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show

Groups at Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the Showroom at Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabeth, Ind. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

Great to see my Kentucky Derby Festival photographer friends there for the event! Race day isn’t far away …

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2017 JDRF Promise Gala – Passage to India

2017 JDRF Promise Gala - Passage to India

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF) holds it’s 2017 Promise Gala – Passage to India black tie and themed attire event Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Brian Bohannon)

Shot for TOPS Louisville:

I dressed as a photographer for this India-themed event … I was amazed by the Indian attire the men wore for this event. Where did they find these outfits?

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