Well, I’m a day late with this post, and a lot has happened since everything you see above, but I still want to get the blog up to date.
The video up top is one I shot and edited from the 2013 BNP Paribas Open Player Party, which was held at the Indian Wells Club. I filmed as all-around media star, Pete Holtermann, interviewed the top players in attendance on the green carpet. This year, the party had a “disco” theme, so we asked the players about their music preferences and dancing skills. This is kind of a fun piece, I think. Unfortunately, one of the main house lights on the green carpet area blew out halfway through, so the lighting on all of the interviews inconsistent. Regardless, it was neat to be there in the presence of so many pros. I was running against the clock to get this piece up and out through the tournament social media outlets as soon as possible, so I think there are a few spots where the editing could be tightened up. But, such is life in our nonstop, need-it-now media world. The photos are an assortment from the day. It’s the standard stuff: press conferences, practice courts, and scenes from around the grounds. Thanks for looking. Enjoy!
I got on court for the first time last Friday to shoot some tennis action. The US Open crowd has some great energy, and I was pumped to be sitting courtside in the photo pits in these iconic tennis stadiums.
I made the best pictures I could with my really slow 18-135 lens. It’s about time to upgrade to some new gear.
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