Thank You

As I take inventory of all the opportunity that has come my way over the last eleven months, I can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed.  I count myself lucky to have the relationships I have in this community.  What really amazes me is that these people actually recognize something in what I’m doing.  I’ve never considered myself a “video producer.”  I’ve never considered myself a “photographer.”  I’ve never considered myself, on any level, a “graphic designer.”  These were just new ventures that kept my wandering brain focused with something to do.  I can’t believe that, after all these years, people still consider what I do is decent enough to appreciate.  It just blows my mind.  I certainly have so much more to learn in a field that is always expanding.  It’s an endless chase, but it’s certainly been fun and exciting so far.  So a heartfelt thank you to all those who’ve seen something in what I do especially when I begin to doubt my abilities.

Whew, that was like a therapy session and today’s image is what sparked that thought…

This is where I'll be this weekend.

This is where I’ll be this weekend.


If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from all my sports shooting it’s that high-speed burst shooting should be used very sparingly.  I think it was last year that I came home from shooting Winchester Applecross with close to 7,000 images.  Three 0’s people!  Sure the high-speed bursts have their place, but for me I’d rather come home with images that were shot purposefully as opposed to images that are simply part of a series of high-speed bursts where maybe one is decent.  I don’t want to be that photographer who tries to impress people with the sound of their shutter rapidly firing off 20 frames at a time in a couple of seconds.  So how, then, do you get the good images you might ask?  Anticipate the action and know the sport you’re shooting.  I still came home with a crap ton of images (2k but that’s a far cry from 7,000).

Winchester Applecross coming my way.

Winchester Applecross coming my way.