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Alex Trebek

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 15 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I had a photo shoot for Google at the company's Geo Education Seminar for teachers from all over the country. As part of the event there was a Geography game show hosted by Alex Trebek. I was fortunate that they had great stage lighting for the event and I shot without flash to capture the ambient lighting and feel of the scene. This is one image of Alex during the game show. Alex was a very gracious host and I was impressed with his wit and humor - It was his 70th birthday and he is still very quick on his feet and sharp witted! A class act!

NIKON D3 1/80 second F/2.8 ISO 1000 190 mm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Really nice portrait, the blue sets him off superbly.

15 Aug 2010 6:23am

Marie LC from France

Nice portrait, love colors

15 Aug 2010 6:31am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good portrait!

15 Aug 2010 7:29am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super capture.

15 Aug 2010 7:53am

Judy aka Ladybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wow, Scott ... a great shot. The high ISO may show a bit of grain on the background, but not on Alex at all.

15 Aug 2010 12:37pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A great Canadian contribution to the television world! Nicely done Scott! ;-)

15 Aug 2010 1:47pm

Don Smith from California, United States

I'm glad you are showcasing your other photographic talents here on Aminus3 Scott. Portraiture, sports and landscape and you do all of them well. So will we be seeing you on Jeopardy any time soon?

15 Aug 2010 2:43pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

great portrait congratulations 5 stars

15 Aug 2010 3:16pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

May I pick the category "Awesome" for this fine piece? And I will say there is more than one class act involved in this photograph..... and he is behind the shutter. Alex looks great. I have heard he is a totally cool guy. Your image here seriously is fantastic Scott. I have seen your Cross Country Bike racing and this - I would love to see more. Maybe I should have picked the category "Diverse." regardless this is great! Best of luck next week with Don and Gary.

15 Aug 2010 5:55pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

How cool is that? Love, and something just a bit different for old Scott!

15 Aug 2010 8:40pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Wow what a wonderful opportunity to shoot a tv icon. Nicely done!

15 Aug 2010 8:55pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Excellent exposure. He sure does look good at 70!

15 Aug 2010 9:39pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great Portrait...
Lovely colours and like the way you have "framed" him..:):)
Great Job, Scott

16 Aug 2010 2:31am

Julie from Easton, United States

Nice portrait of him for sure! Wow, I would have never guessed his age!

16 Aug 2010 4:46am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What fun! Your photography is amazing, and it seems that your business is exploding! Congratulations!

16 Aug 2010 2:31pm

Helenne from Guelph, Canada

Love the colours!

16 Aug 2010 4:30pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very impressive, Scott.

17 Aug 2010 10:06pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

thats a great picture scott. it is hard to get proper facial tones, when all the camera typically wants to see is the strong blue background. considering the overpowering blue and red in the photo, you made the picture work. i love, too, how he is holding his glasses, lik he's been doing this for all of his 70 years.

18 Aug 2010 12:15am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great colors captured here. Alex is one of my favorite game show hosts. I remember his days on "High Rollers" in the late 70's and his hair was three times as thick and all curls. :-)

18 Aug 2010 1:11am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

WOW! This is amazing! Nice work!!!! Lucky you!!!!

18 Aug 2010 2:49am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent shot!

26 Aug 2010 11:59pm

Marian Laura from New York/Chicago, United States

He looks so great for 70! Your photo does a better job than the TV!

17 Sep 2010 12:37pm