My second game I shot for The Record this season was at Sierra High School against Davis. I ended up getting there later that I wanted too because of traffic that day making me miss warmups. To me, the best time to get the cool feature photographs are during the warms ups…at least for the most part so this time I had to find something else rather than during warmups. Hanging out near the players I can usually find a shot or two…and this time I found the shot above. Luck me, I had my wide angle lens on when the coach came and gave a tap to one of his players helmets congratulating him on a nice stop.
We usually think of coaches as these mean guys but in reality they are just like me and you…an everyday person. The ability to catch the human emotion or side of sports I think is one of the greatest challenges…especially when it comes to sports. My good friend Matt Cohen actually got a good shot of some emotion from an NFL player Jacob Ford with a coach. I guess you can argue that you get some great emotions from sports like the Olympics and everything but think about it, how often does an every day game have emotion? The drive to win an important even does bring that out, but a day to day game…you usually wont find emotion.
I continued my hunt for a couple more feature photos since the paper enjoys these types of photos.
From there the 400 comes out to get some nice action shots.
Gotta toss in a fan shot here and there. Also a nice feature shot easy to get usually especially from high school fans
It is always a bummer when a kid is not on the roster. I enjoy when people from around the areas are able to google their name to see a nice picture of them to look at especially high school kids as they seem to get a kick out of it the most.
Overall I was not 100% pleased with the photos…I had a few good ones but basically mainly QB shots and a couple running back photos. This is exactly why coming early is a good idea and always get some good shots of the QB to fill in photos especially when lighting is bad.