Track & Field Photoshoot with Claire Melanie Johnson

Agency-signed model, Claire Melanie Johnson, is an athletic fitness model showing great potential. Her career is budding with shoots for Adidas to a cover on Lucy’s Magazine. She is based in Los Angeles and signed with Sports+Lifestyle Unlimited. I had a test-shoot concept in mind that I know would resonate with her abilities and personality. I reached out to propose participating in a track & field inspired shoot. I wanted to create looks on a collegiate track that featured her running or sprinting, bounding stairs, box jumping and more. I knew the perfect location and she happily agreed.

The images were shot in full daylight or open shade with a speed light acting as a kicker. My intention always is to compose images that feature the subject in a dynamic position supported by a clean background. A range of looks were created; from hard-lit vibrant action shots, to softer lifestyle and portrait shots. The location provided many unique opportunities to create and image and also provided good areas to stand for more interesting POVs. Claire was a great sport, and brought the perfect wardrobe to style her in. Some of my most treasured portfolio images were made during this shoot.

“Hey Tyler just looked at the pictures. They are so awesome!”

Claire Melanie Johnson


“Next time I need some shots I’ll be sure to book you!”

Claire Melanie Johnson

A sampling of the images can be seen below. If you’re interested in commissioning my services and want to learn more, contact me.


Session Details:

  • Time: Late Morning
  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
  • Speedlight: Flashpoint ZOOM Li-On R2


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