Aaron Wise, Pro Golfer & 2018 Rookie of the Year.

Former Oregon Duck Aaron Wise earns PGA Tour card with win at Air Capital Classic

photographed by Andy Batt

I was able to work with Aaron on his rise to success (2018 Rookie of the Year). I’m often called upon to integrate myself, and my team, with a larger motion production. In this case, I was creating stills while the motion team shot a TV spot for one of Aaron’s sponsors, CBT Nuggets. Part of the work is building a relationship with the talent in the tiny moments where I can interact with them between takes, or setups. Fortunately for me, Aaron is an incredibly nice guy, very genuine and present. He took my direction superbly and put an amazing amount of effort in being ‘on camera’ talent—even for veteran celebrity athletes, it’s a different and intense process to work for the camera and the photographed moment.

The work I created of Aaron is very satisfying for me—we accomplished a lot in a series of intense bursts, and at a quality level that is tricky to pull off when my time is measured in single digits.

-andy

Aaron Wise wins the 2018 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, and is more than ready for his second season to get underway.

Central Oregon Visitors Association: Summer Tourism

photographed by Andy Batt

The Central Oregon Visitors Association (COVA) commissioned me to shoot in one of my favorite regions of Oregon. I was excited to experience the pure joy of doing photography. It’s still hard work, getting up at 3 am, or pulling 16 hour days. But I lucky to spend those long hours on glassy alpine lakes and old growth forests.

The goal was to create family adventures, vs extreme adventuring or ‘sit-at-the-pub’ beer crawls that Central Oregon is known for. We spent 3 days chasing sunsets and sunrises. We worked around thunderstorms and downpours, and yes. We drank some great beer!

I’m looking forward to our next campaign. Let’s shoot some snow!

-andy