Sometimes it's easy to forget that photography is an art.
In the world of photojournalism, the moment will always be stronger than the pretty picture. Even if it has a messy background and a lot going on in the frame - the telling moment is the best moment.
However, even in a world where telling stories visually is the first and foremost the most important thing, photographers should remember to bring their own style and vision to those moments.
I always try to remember to be creative. Try something new. Shoot from a new angle. Or photograph a familiar scene in a different way.
Recently I've been going back to the pan - slowing the shutter speed. It's all a risk and a lot of times nothing comes of it.
As the Cincinnati Bengals played the Baltimore Ravens, I enjoyed the movement and colors each and every time running back Giovani Bernard pushed the ball up the field. And during this drive he went up the middle a couple of times giving me some layers elsewhere in the frame.
Telling moment? To most, probably not. Yet it gives the team's take a different feel than the competition.