I learned last year during my time with the Orioles that shooting events at ESPN Zone is never easy. Poor lighting, hazy, reflective backdrops, and awkward seating arrangements make it difficult for photographers.
It was more of the same on Wednesday at the second annual Baltimore Orioles Cook-off. This was the first time I shot still photographs for The Sun rather than video.
Having way more experience with photo than with video, and having covered events like this daily last year, I knew exactly what to expect and what types of shots to get.
Personally, I wasn’t happy with my results. Everything looked way too yellow. Shooting with a Nikon D2X after only ever shooting with Canon equipment didn’t help me, but in the journalism field, there’s no room for excuses.
The photos still ran and the Director of Photography said he was impressed and would be using me more this summer.
That’s all I needed to hear.