Boston Red Sox Photography: Sunday, September 23, 2012 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik slides back to first base during a game against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross runs after hitting a double during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Not too much happening in the way of action during this game. I tried to mix things up and get some different angles, so I shot from the stands a good amount.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 vs. Oakland Athletics.

“A Boston Red Sox fan grins before the start of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Well, the kid’s face says it all. Last night was one of those nights.

Cold, raw temparatures, wind, and whipping rain/mist combined with a Red Sox loss made for a pretty rough outing overall. I wasn’t really happy with any of my images either. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: ‘fuhgeddaboudit’ and come out fresh on Friday!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Saturday, April 21, 2012 vs. New York Yankees.

“The sun begins to set over Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.”
“Fans cheer as Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross hits a double in the fifth inning of a game against the New York Yankees Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

A return to normalcy.

After a hectic week of planning for the 100th Anniversary game, it was really nice to come in on Saturday to a slow, easy day and a regular Saturday night game. 

Even though the Red Sox blew a 9-0 lead and sent Red Sox Nation into an early season panic, I really enjoyed shooting this game. I perched in the Monster Seats for a few innings, and had some great conversation with some very interesting people as I shot. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Make friends with the right fans. It’ll help you out sometimes. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 vs. Texas Rangers.

“The field is shown through the rafters at Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers Tuesday, April 17, 2012.”
“The Fenway Park ‘100 Years’ logo is shown on a security guard’s jacket during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers Tuesday, April 17, 2012.”

Last night was rough for Red Sox Nation. What started out as a close game quickly took a turn for the worst, ending in an 18-3 rout by what looks to be a very strong Texas Rangers ball club.

So, for a Red Sox photographer whose job is to capture the team and the environment in the most positive light possible, that score made for a long night. Obviously, there was no Red Sox action on the field to shoot, and my usually lively fan photos were anything but that. And how can I blame the fans? It was painful to watch. 

The only option left was to hunt for generic, stock images of the stadium – ones that could be used for any type of publication or in any situation. I was happy with these two.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Find the security guards who take an interest in photography and who are most willing to help you out, and shoot near them. I’m quickly learning the spots where I can work with a “personal bodyguard” of sorts near me at all times.