As Toronto photographers, we were elated to have been chosen as the only studio to shoot behind-the-scenes stills for PokerStars NHL Alumni Tournament, on SportsNet 360. Considering that we’re avid sports fans, it was quite the thrill.
The entire shoot was held over a three-day period. The open-concept set design helped to foster a fun and relaxed atmosphere, enhanced by an open bar and a limitless supply of delicious food. It’s evident that everyone involved in the tournament had a great time.
Seeing as hockey is one of our favourite sports, it was a real treat to be in the company of Phil Kessel, Denis Savard, Pat Lafontaine, Matt Barnaby, Darcy Tucker and Theoren Fleury, to name a few. It was incredible to be so close to the action, and to hear the participants provide their personal accounts of the NHL, while they played poker.
UProductions would like to thank SportsNet 360 for this wonderful opportunity. We would also like to recognize Jordan Karry and Geoff Fardy of PokerStars, who made all this possible. Furthermore, it was a pleasure to work with Sinead Brown from Paradigm PR, Matt King and Andrew Ferguson from LaRue Entertainment, and Jeffrey Stephens from Booster Juice. Jeffrey was kind enough to supply everyone with Booster Juice drinks throughout the shoot.
Canon 5D Mark lll’s
100mm macro 2.8
70-200mm 2.8 IS ll