Spotlight Pics: “Out”


by Corey McDonald

“Out!” was created by Corey McDonald of Monroeville, Alabama, for a baseball player in Haleyville, Alabama, in the spring of 2022. He had photographed the subject a couple of years earlier and had taken images for the entire family. On a later trip to Haleyville, Corey offered to do a mini session of this young man and set up the session in a local school gym lobby using green screen. He informed the subject that all he had to do was “put on his game face.” After working on the image the rest of the night, Corey sent it to the family the next day for social media, and they loved it. At the 2023 TPPA Image Competition, the image won a trophy for “Best Portrait – Artificially Enhanced.”