Between 2001 and 2009, I recorded many thousands of sports images, mostly as part of my job for The Seminole Producer, a daily newspaper that covered Seminole County, Oklahoma. Over the years, I’m more able to see the faults in many of those images, but some of them stand out as really good, at least[...]
I’ve you’ve watched or listened to a sports event broadcast lately, you’ve heard at least one of the commentators say “out of” when they meant “from”. It’s getting worse, and it bugs the hell out of me. “James Johnson, the quarterback, is out of Billings, Montana”, they’ll say. I’ve got news for them. Unless the[...]
Texas A&M’s freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel won college football’s biggest honor, taking the Heisman trophy last night. I found it ironic that the same performance of a lifetime that earned him the necessary votes went unnoticed in the more important voting process: the BCS standings.
My recent entry (My Best Images: Softball) showcased what I think of as my best softball photos from my years covering that sport for a local newspaper in Oklahoma. Here, I’ll show off some photos that didn’t make the cut but that I still like very much. The following image, depicting the Konawa Lady Tigers[...]
Various news reports, editorials and blogs have described the 2012 Olympics’ opening ceremony in London as “exuberant”, “rousing”, “dazzling”, and even “quirky”. Did you watch it? What did you think?
Regularly, I’m asked about photographing sports, the equipment required, settings to use, and techniques to learn. Most people want an easy one-sentence answer, like “Buy X lens and you’re good to go.” If you’ve received that answer, you’ve been cheated. If someone answered you with specific settings, like “Set your aperture to…” then you’ve been[...]
News story here The problem with putting the score of a football game in the headline is that now the score is listed twice. Make sure one of them isn’t a typo. Every game story should have the final score listed in the body somewhere; that’s just a rule of sports writing (a rule that[...]
Congratulations to Robert Griffin III on winning the Heisman Trophy. While all five finalists are amazingly talented athletes and seem to be outstanding citizens as well, Griffin seemed to be the only one that came into a bottom-ranked football program and helped it rise to the top. And it’s kind of cool, living just 15[...]
Tuesday evening, I watched Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. And I was very disappointed. Contrary to what some would expect, I was not disappointed in the game itself, but in the presentation. The game was tremendously exciting. It was 31-31 after one quarter (a WNBA record), and went 105-105 by the end of regulation,[...]