I’ve never properly shot a Cross Country meet before, so I was really excited when I was asked to cover the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown ACC meet for the Syracuse University Athletics Program last week.
As usual with sports I haven’t shot a lot of, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but was able to figure out the logistics of the races and where I needed to be pretty quickly.
Both the women’s and men’s teams for Syracuse dominated the event, which made for some good emotion from the runners.
Congratulations to the Orange on an impressive performance, and big thanks to my good friend and fellow Boston shooter, Jim Rogash, for passing this assignment along to me!
I got the chance to show my Maryland pride up here in Massachusetts this weekend, as I was called to shoot the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game between the University of North Carolina and the University of Maryland.
This was fun for me to shoot, especially because the Terps were able to pull out the win. It’s been a little while since I’ve shot college sports, so this was a nice change of pace from the professional scene. Sometimes, these games outside of the pro leagues make for really exciting photos. Great subjects, great passion, and great emotion. This was one of those games, and I’m thankful for being asked to cover it.
I decided to take some time last Tuesday evening to shoot the men’s soccer match between Boston University and Holy Cross. This was the first sporting event I’ve covered at BU, so I thought this would be a good chance to break myself in.
The light was pretty bad, and tough to work with given the lenses I had. Sometimes, though, you’ve got to work with what you’re given, so that’s what I tried to do here. I overexposed on purpose quite a bit. That gave some of my frames a nice graphic, almost comic book feel to them.
I’m sure I’ll be shooting plenty more athletic events as the year goes on!
It’s hard to believe, but my ten days of photographing the 2012 US Open are over! I shot a lot of matches throughout the day today, but decided to only post photos from the most important one here.
Andy Roddick lost in four sets to Juan Martin Del Potro, signifying his retirement from professional tennis. It was an emotional afternoon in Arthur Ashe Stadium, and I was thrilled to be on hand to shoot it.
Here are our galleries from Day 10.
I had an amazing experience at the Open this year, and I want to thank the team at usopen.org for making it so special. I added a few solid additions to the portfolio, got to attend some exciting events around the grounds, and shot lots of really good tennis.
I was also very happy to make some wonderful new connections, and, most importantly, to see old friends from many different parts of my life.
Back to Boston this morning!
Despite rain delaying play throughout the day, I still found myself quite busy on Day 9. I shot a really pleasant mix of tennis, features, and events happening around the grounds.
Besides shooting pictures of our rubber ducky for our rubber ducky rain photo gallery, my highlight had to be shooting the 2012 ICON Awards ceremony, during which former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt was honored. I have to say it was pretty neat to be up close with one of the best coaches of all time. Here is a gallery with the rest of my photos from the ceremony.
I also got some nice action and player reaction today, including the above shot of Victoria Azarenka celebrating after her three set win over Samantha Stosur in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Here are our photo galleries from the day.
Day 10 tomorrow!
Here are a few images from Day 8. I had some down time today, so between shooting matches I did some roaming on my own and shot some features from around the grounds. It felt good to get away from shooting straight action for a bit and mix things up.
I didn’t get anything too special. I think I just needed to do some mindless wandering after a nonstop schedule over the past seven days.
Here are our galleries from Day 8.
Day 9 tomorrow! Break out the ponchos and rubber duckies. Forecast: Rain.
Day 6 is in the books, and it was really, really hot. I was all over the place, and shot a ton of tennis. Tried to get a nice mix of high, low, tight, and wide shots. I’m loving how colorful the photo opportunities on court are here.
Here is a link to our series of photo galleries from day six.
Another day coming up!
Day 5 is in the books. Here are a few highlights from a huge selection of matches and other miscellaneous photos I shot throughout the day.
I’m making a conscious effort to mix things up and produce fresh, different, unique photos as the tournament draws on. I’m particularly happy with the first one above. I think Janko Tipsarevic has quickly become my favorite tennis subject to photograph.
After a long day of shooting in the 91 degree New York City sun, I can’t quite think of more to say without sounding ridiculous. I’ll let the photos do the talking. Here are our photo galleries from the day.
Time to recharge for Day 6!
Here’s a selection of images from a jam packed Day 4 at the 2012 US Open. On the tennis side, I tried to mix up the way I shot my action photos yesterday. I love shooting tennis because there are so many ways to attack it, and I want to make sure I do just that while I’m here. I shot lots from high above, which I really enjoyed and plan to do a lot more as the tournament goes on.
Off the court, it was a bit of a whirlwind day. I was assigned to follow RedFoo from LMFAO as he walked around the grounds, which was entertaining. Here is a link to a gallery with some more of my photos of him. I also shot Andy Roddick’s press conference in which he announced his intention to retire from tennis after this year’s US Open. Here is the video from that presser.
And, finally, here is a link to the rest of our photo galleries from Day 4.
Time for Day 5!