BUDDY BARTELS

An Illinois based photographer specializing in studio lighting techniques for club sports, fashion, commercial and unique high school senior sessions

My focus is being the best technically competent photographer I can be. Whether your photograph is being taken outdoors, on location, or in my studio, you can be sure the exposure, technique and quality are superior.
Club Sports. I prefer to photograph club leagues with studio lighting on a green screen background. This takes weather, absent players, and the boring shots in front of a tree out of the equation for picture day. Multiple pictures and poses of all players are shot individually, then the team panoramas are designed in order to create the perfect team photo.
Models/Fashion. I like to give each client a range of looks so that you are able to use multiple shots for different marketing purposes. Looks can be shot for commercial or fashion use. I don’t put a limit on the number of shots I take and shoot until I feel we’ve gotten it covered. I will edit down the shoot to the top images.
High School Seniors. This is not a standard high school session! I take the same approach to senior sessions as I do for fashion and models. You’re only a high school senior once and I want your senior photos to be as unique as you are.

Clients
  • Mahomet Diamond Dogs Baseball
  • Mahomet Mavericks Baseball
  • Mahomet-Seymour Soccer Club
  • Central Illinois Stars Baseball
  • Champaign Blue Ice Softball
  • Champaign Leaders For Life Taekwondo