Monday, August 27, 2012

Going Pro

"An NFL television camera operator holds up a rig of 20 GoPro cameras on it before the Detroit Lions play the Baltimore Ravens in a preseason NFL football game at M&T Bank Stadium, August 17, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland."

As a photographer on the sidelines covering professional sports, everyone is familiar with other photographers.

Most of us cover the same news events and same sports teams locally, and even when there are fresh faces on the sidelines from out of town, this industry is so small everyone knows him or her, too.

It's safe to say, with the exception of television operators, everyone knows everyone.

So I do my part to photograph other photographers on the sidelines during timeouts and so forth. In my mind, I'm documenting all aspects of the game, and as morbid as it may sound, I want the memories of my buddies on the sidelines.

With that said, every once in a while you'll catch another professional roaming the sidelines doing something extraordinary.

Much like the frame above, this television operator caught the eye of everyone on the sideline during pregame as he slung around 20 GoPro cameras on a rig.

Not only would I love to see the clip, but I want to pat him on the back for giving me something to tell everyone about. This was the ultimate hail mary.


Blogger Tully said...

That is so baller. Great work as of late man...and as of always.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Tully said...

That is so baller. Great work as of late, and always.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 12:00:00 PM  

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