Before the snap I was begging for a play to my side since the last 10 went away from me. I saw the quarterback pulling towards me and started panning with him. Shooting a frame or two it was not very interesting then he decided that from the 5 yard line he could dive for the end zone giving up a great shot. Excitement quickly changed as I realized now he would end up in my lap and of course mom calls the next day and says “Saw you on tv when that player ran over you.” Thanks mom. Hope you enjoy
Some of the best sports photos of all times have come from off the field. Don’t get me wrong I love the action shots too and spend most of my efforts trying to capture those moments. However, I love to search the sidelines and dugouts in between plays looking for anything that might grab my attention. Everyone can shoot this type of shot without all the high tech and long lenses, it just takes awareness. So the next time your wanting to get a shot to remember turn around and see what awaits.
Sometimes the best photos in sports do not actually happen on the field. Always be aware of what is happening all around you. In Sideline Emotion, I turned in time to see the top defensive player seated on the bench, obviously frustrated with his team’s performance. The emotions that we can sense from him seem to be calling for the chance to get back out there on the field one more time. On the next series, the defense intercepted a pass and our sideline player did get that chance to play again, helping to bring the team to a victory. So, the next time you’re at a sporting event, look around on the benches. There are plenty of photographs just waiting to be captured.