With the Virginia Tech Hokies kicking off their tackle football season on September 6 against Boise State at FedEx Field, I thought it would be noteworthy to share a couple outtakes from the college football preview cover shoot with Virginia Tech running backs Darren Evans and Ryan Williams.
The photo shoot took place in a media room in Lane Stadium, which meant a portable white backdrop and studio lights were necessary to achieve a clean background for the shoot. In this frame, Darren Evans adjusts his hair while Ryan Williams waits for the shoot to begin.
We photographed the backfield tandem in a couple different poses before finding a cover-worthy image that showcased the emotion and interaction between the two backs.
This is the image that was selected for the cover. The interaction between Darren and Ryan in this photo is what made this image leap out as the pick for the cover.
The finished product was designed by Andrew Svec that ran last Sunday.
- Jared Soares | The Roanoke Times