A Love for Sports and Photography Combines
For a long time, both my wife and I, have had a love for sports. Since I have been a photographer for about 10 years or more, I have never really combined the two, but finally decided to take the plunge and attempt to join the photography ranks of sports.
I have now posted an update to the Sports Photography section that includes more gallery images of college sporting events, mainly from Auburn University athletic events, like swimming, basketball, and gymnastics. Just click the above link to view the images.
Each photography section will be updated with new images pertaining to each gallery. I know I am not going to have a lot of time to devote to sports photography right now, but hopefully in the upcoming years I can put some time and effort into it, and grow as a sports photographer.
This is one of the oldest types of photography, but also one of the most competitive, most expensive, most frustrating, and can be some of the most fun and rewarding types of photography.
Dominated by pool photographers from Getty and Sports Illustrated, it requires BIG glass, lenses that usually cost $5,000 on up, and access to events can be quite limited unless you an accredited photographer. Starting off small is what I intend to do. I live in a sports right area, and I can start off with high school football, and local Auburn athletic events that are not the prized position of photography of Auburn football.
My first real attempt came with this shot above. Auburn gymnastics. What a great venue. The intensity of the athletes as seen above is incredible. Access to the event was free for the general public and I was able to walk around in the stands and yet still get pretty close to the action.
Basketball is another sport I really enjoy and access to the Auburn Basketball games is pretty good just from the stands. Seeing that Auburn has not had a super great team in the last 10 years or so, the ability to move around in the seats is good, and you can get fairly close to the action.
I may not be able to do a lot of sports photography this year, but hopefully I can stick with it, find a way to get some of the equipment I will need, and start to create some worthy images.