One of the most overused statements I get from fans is that they think to take good pictures they need to be field level with a giant telephoto lens.
That cannot be further from the truth because each and every week I shoot from a distance with a wide angle lens and still able to document telling moments.
During a recent Orioles game against the Minnesota Twins, I decided walk the concourse to get a different perspective than the rest of the photographers. With the bases loaded, and big time slugger Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles hitting, I knew I wanted to shoot the overall scene.
Fans always react to big plays, yet a grand slam home run is as big as it gets. I stood on an empty chair and waited for either the grand slam or a strikeout.
Had Davis done the latter, it wouldn't have been anything to share. But it was a risk that paid off and ended up being the picture of the game.