Monday, November 24, 2014

Speeding into the Sunset

"A general view of racing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida."

More than forty stock cars speed into the sunset - the final race of the season is here and gone.

Last week, I found myself covering each of the final series finales at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

As always, teamed up with the amazing Getty Images crew, everyone was excited to document and see which drivers would take home the championship from each series.

There is no other way to describe it other than long days and longer nights - yet it was all worth it.

As we packed up one last time for the year, it was a lot of fun to look back on the year. The crew of guys and girls certainly taught me a lot - and while I have never, and will never, considered myself a primarily a motorsport photographer, it's always an incredible opportunity to work alongside the best.

Each week presents it own set of challenges, and it's never easy, but I am continually proud to be apart of the Getty Images team and looking forward to next year.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Topping the Titans

"Cornerback Danny Gorrer #37 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates an interception against the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on November 9, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland."

Grabbing the right lens at the correct time is sometimes a gamble.

On any given play, I try to stick with the camera and lens combination that I'm shooting with. Instincts take over and you switch to either a wider or tighter shot.

Having not shot football action in about a month, I was feeling a bit rusty. I found myself trying the safe approach on many plays by switch too soon, or in some cases, too late to my second or third camera setup.

While I never missed anything important, I felt images would have been more dynamic had I just stuck it out with my original gear selection on any given play.

By the fourth quarter I was finding my rhythm again.

When the Tennessee Titans made their last drive, and it was picked off by cornerback Danny Gorrer of the Baltimore Ravens, it was an easy choice to stay wide to see his entire body language.

While not the play of the game, it was certainly story telling of the Ravens victory.