After spending a couple days shooting the state wrestling meet and being excited and overwhelmed trying to keep track of more than 1800 wrestlers, I was sent to the 5A swimming championship.
Now, I've only shot one swimming meet before, it was outdoor, and that day was a bit crazy as it was my deadline to decide whether or not to accept my current job offer at the Provo Daily Herald. I took it if you haven't figured that out yet. Hahaha.
I knew that my day would be hectic, as the heat sheet is more than 20 pages long and I'd be competing against some friends, other newspaper shooters.
Needless to say, I was anxious. And having an assignment before and after wasn't making things anything easier on the mind.
I was so nervous that I decided to nix the idea of bringing long glass, and boy was that a mistake.
But as photojournalists do, I made it work with what I have.
In addition, I finally made it the
Here is what I ended up with. Check out what everyone else shot over on the Utah Photojournalism Blog.