Category Archives: Football

Motor City Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Florida Atlantic

 

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Nikon D700, 14-24mm, 2500 ISO, 1/800th, f2.8

Ford Field were the Detroit Lions are 0-16 is were I was last night, shooting the Motor City Bowl between Mid American Conference Central Michigan Chippewas and Sun Belt Florida Atlantic Owls. At least one thing was for sure it might be the best football game played in Ford Field this year! Continue reading

2008 Photos of the year

 

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With 2008 coming to an end, I went back and look through all of my photos and picked a dozen that I thought were really strong so here we go. 

Lets start in May when I got the chance to shoot my first Major League Baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees. Tigers Ryan Raburn slides safely into home. 

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Toeldo Football on ESPN

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Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been swamped with school and football and shooting and I am just getting around to updating the blog.

Wednesday night football on ESPN! Last night I got the opportunity to shoot the University of Toledo vs. Akron Zips at the Rubber Bowl in Akron, Ohio. I was quite excited to shoot college football because I haven’t been able  to for a while due to work and school and me also playing for Toledo (#8 Kicker).

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Toledo 13 – Michigan 10

This was a game that I will be telling my childern 20 years from now. Now the Univesity of Toledo who lost their last 3 games and went into the Big House being a 17 point under dog and defeating the Universit of Michigan. Toledo was the first Mid American Conference team to beat Michigan. Being part of the football team makes it even a cooler experience, I didn’t dress for this game but I did travel with the team to the game. Being on the team gives me opportunites that most other photographers can’t get. I allowed to shoot in the locker room, I am allowed to stand right in with the team and just try different thing that most other photographers don’t get. 

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Perrysburg vs. AW Football

Back to shooting more high school football. Its starting to get old fast as the teams I have been covering are horrible or all they do is run the ball and it makes for the same old imges over and over and…… Well I guess this game wasn’t to bad because of the beautiful dark blue sky. I wanted to get something kind of cool of Perrysburg, runing out on to the field that included the sky I was thinking about getting a low angle but I haven’t done a bunch of those lately so I thought it was time to mix it up. 

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Otsego Homecoming

 

Another week of covering high school football. This time I didn’t have to cover two games so I could focus on getting feature shots a long with good action. I was assigned to cover Otsego High school homecoming game. I had to get there extra early to shoot homecoming court mug shots! That was a joy, all the girls were freaking out to make sure they looked good enough and yadi yadi yada…. So I sat around editing some images for a while and then headed over to a local ice cream shop to get s chocolate milk shake before the game started. After a good conversation with the cute girl at the ice cream shop it was time to head back to the school to find my rock star parking spot and head out to the field. 

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Soaked from head to toe!

Today (Saturday) I traveled with the team up to Ypsilanti, Michigan to shoot the game against Eastern Michigan and boy was I in for a wet and wild ride! The first mistake I made was wearing jeans and not bringing another tshirt. Our equipment guy gave me a Under Armour rain pants which kept my pants nice and dry but I was now sweating my ass off and when I took the rain pants off you could see all the sweat around my boxers and it was miserable ride home. 

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friday night football rain edition

After a wet and wild ride in Ypsilanti, Michigan today I am going to keep this post short and sweet. Another typical Friday, I wake up at 5:30 am to go lift weights for football. Then back to bed where I catch up on my podcasts and TV shows I missed. Then around 1 pm I got a text from my boss telling me what game I would be covering and what time it started. I wasn’t really excited about this game because A) It was pouring down rain and B) I had a killer headache and couldn’t focus longer then 10 minutes at a time. I toughed it out in the rain for most of the game I got one decent action shot (see above) and a few semi decent shots then I was back to the office and get dry because I can’t stand being wet. After a quick edit I was in an out and off to bed.

Minnesota vs. Bowling Green

After a week of not shooting anything it was time to get back to work. I covered the Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Bowling Green Falcons in Bowling Green. This is the first time in history that a Big Ten school has traveled to a Mid American Conference school, usually its the other way around. The MAC schools usually want to travel to the Big Ten schools so they can get their we beat your ass money, but I am not sure how this one was worked out. 

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Beautiful Orange sky and oh yeah high school football

Another week has passed and I am back at the grind shooting high school football. I have been getting to the games extremely early to “make” cool feature shots for the newspaper web gallery. I have been extremely happy with what I have been coming out with at the end of the night.

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