The spring race had a nice surprise on the last lap as Flippin Carl Edwards flipped through the tri-oval. This weekends race should even be more exciting with the just a few races left in the championship. I shot more pictures in the last 10 minutes of that race than I did in the first 180 laps. Patience is the lesson to learn, you can’t force a photograph you just have to be ready to capture the moment when it happens. Study your subject and anticipate when and where you need to be. Preparation is a key to catching the moment. Know you subject and put yourself in the right positions.
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.