Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February Favorites-- in particular order


While I enjoy it, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the strongest at shooting sports. However, it's an important part of the job.  I didn't start photographing sports until graduate school and I believe it is something that takes lots and lots of practice and having the instinct to be in the right place. To this day I still sometimes catch myself watching and reacting to the game instead of shooting--especially when the games get heated. I'm getting better at it though. 

This week I've been photographing high school basketball nearly every night. It's been a blast! On top of everything happening so fast, it's pretty tough when teams make it to semi-finals or state championships because you're limited in where you're allowed to go and you're working around a lot of other journalists, people, referees and cheerleaders. There were a few times I had a great shot lined up  but I would get yelled at by officials and would have to move. Ha! One plus is the nicer light. 

This is from the Archbishop Wood vs. Cardinal O'Hara game at the University of Pennsylvania and the Abington vs. Chester game at Temple University. Note, my focus was Archbishop Wood and Abington.