Photos: BNP Paribas Open – Day 5.

"Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns a serve during his match against James Blake Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”
“Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns a serve during his match against James Blake Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns a serve during his match against James Blake Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”
“Andy Murray reacts during his match against Evgeny Donskoy Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Mardy Fish addresses the media during a press conference Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”
“Mardy Fish addresses the media during a press conference Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bobby Reynolds returns a serve during his match against Mardy Fish Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”
“Bobby Reynolds returns a serve during his match against Mardy Fish Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans take in a tennis match from the upper levels of Stadium One Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”
“Fans take in a tennis match from the upper levels of Stadium One Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans gather on the Indian Wells Tennis Garden lawn as they watch tennis matches on a large video board Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”
“Fans gather on the Indian Wells Tennis Garden lawn as they watch tennis matches on a large video board Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fabio Fognini returns a serve during his match against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”
“Fabio Fognini returns a serve during his match against Novak Djokovic Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

I don’t have much time today, so I’m going to keep this post short. I shot lots of good tennis yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open, so here are some selects from the day.

Thanks for looking!

Photos and Video: BNP Paribas Open – Day 2.

 

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."
“Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

 

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."
“Rafael Nadal addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

 

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."
“Rafael Nadal hits a forehand during a practice session Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

 

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."
“Andy Murray addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

 

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."
“Storm clouds give way to a sunset over Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.”

 

"Roger Federer addresses the media during a press conference Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California."
“The Indian Wells Club in Palm Springs, California is shown Thursday, March 7, 2013 before the start of the player party during the BNP Paribas Open.”

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!

US Open Photography: Friday, September 2, 2011

"Andy Murray (GBR)(4) returns a shot from Robin Haase (NED) in a men's singles match in Louis Armstrong Stadium Friday, September 2, 2011."

"Sabine Lisicki (GER)(22) signs autographs in Grandstand at the US Open Friday, September 2, 2011."

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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