Photo: Boston Red Sox’ Nava appears at Kids’ Clinic.

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava jokes with kids during a ‘Sox Talk’ youth baseball clinic in South Boston Tuesday, July 31, 2012.”

I got called in last minute to shoot another Kids’ Clinic today. I got some good, energetic, spirited shots, including this one which I think I liked the most.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Monday, July 30, 2012 vs. Detroit Tigers.

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is congratulated after hitting a go ahead two run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, July 30, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Not much to say about this game, except that it’s always nice when your team comes through with a really solid, strong, convincing win. The pictures are always better, and so are your spirits while shooting. Last night was full of hits, home runs, and high fives – seen above.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: During games like these with lots of runs and action, it’s good to voice tag your key photos to save you time when captioning later on. It’s something I’ve done plenty of times, but did for the first time in awhile last night.

Photos: Liverpool FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur at M&T Bank Stadium.

“Members of Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur line up during the National Anthem before a friendly football match at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland Saturday, July 28, 2012.”

“A fan cheers during a friendly football match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland Saturday, July 28, 2012.”

“Liverpool FC midfielder Charlie Adam falls during a friendly football match against Tottenham Hotspur at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland Saturday, July 28, 2012.”

“Liverpool FC defender Martin Skrtel weaves through members of Tottenham Hotspur during a friendly football match at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland Saturday, July 28, 2012.”

It was great to be home in Baltimore this weekend after a long stretch of working and traveling. As an added bonus, I was assigned to cover my second Liverpool FC football match of the week, as they happened to be playing at M&T Bank Stadium when I was in Baltimore.

Unfortunately, there weren’t many action pictures to be made, as the game ended in a 0-0 draw without any real scoring opportunities for either team. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed shooting, sweating it out in the 90 plus degree heat, looking for good fan features, and, most importantly, seeing colleagues from the Baltimore area for the first time in awhile. 

I hope you enjoy these few from the match!

Photos: Fenway Park hosts Liverpool FC and AS Roma.

“Francesco Totti, Captain of AS Roma, prepares for a corner kick during a friendly football match against Liverpool FC at Fenway Park Wednesday, July 25, 2012.”

“Liverpool FC and AS Roma play a friendly football match at Fenway Park Wednesday, July 25, 2012.”

“Liverpool FC and AS Roma are introduced on a transformed football pitch before a friendly match at Fenway Park Wednesday, July 25, 2012.”

“Liverpool FC and AS Roma play a friendly football match at Fenway Park Wednesday, July 25, 2012.”

“A fan shows his support for AS Roma during a friendly match against Liverpool FC at Fenway Park Wednesday, July 25, 2012.”

“Young fans show their support for Liverpool FC during a friendly football match against AS Roma at Fenway Park Wednesday, July 25, 2012.”

Here’s a selection of images from Wednesday’s “Football At Fenway” friendly match between Liverpool FC and AS Roma. 

Baseball and football don’t normally add up, so it was quite interesting to watch one of the world’s most iconic and historic stadiums go through this huge transformation. I think the park looked really good, and the atmosphere was completely different than it is during a normal baseball game. 

I tried to keep that in mind while shooting. From a photographer’s perspective, it was actually very refreshing to have a break from baseball at Fenway Park. I was energized by it, and I roamed every inch of every corner of the stadium to capture the scene. 

Coincidentally, I just spent time in England and Italy, so having these two teams in Boston served as a nice reminder dosage of British and Italian sport and culture.

Football At Fenway Park: Liverpool FC practices before Friendly against AS Roma.

“Members of Liverpool FC practice on a transformed Fenway Park pitch Tuesday, July 24, 2012 before a friendly against AS Roma.”

“The scoreboard on the Green Monster is shown Tuesday, July 24, 2012 before a friendly football match between Liverpool FC and AS Roma.”

“A football net is shown on a transformed pitch at Fenway Park Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in preparation for a friendly football match between Liverpool FC and AS Roma.”

“Steven Gerrard of Liverpool FC and Francesco Totti of AS Roma pose on the pitch Tuesday, July 24, 2012 before a friendly football match at Fenway Park.”

“Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard signs autographs for fans at Fenway Park Tuesday, July 24, 2012 before a friendly match against AS Roma.”

Football is back at Fenway Park after a two year hiatus! As part of Fenway’s 100th Anniversary celebrations, Liverpool FC will take on AS Roma in a friendly match on the baseball field turned football pitch tomorrow evening. 

Today, Liverpool took a few hours to have a light practice, appear for a few photo ops, and sign autographs for fans. 

The fans at the park were amped up today, which has me really excited to shoot tomorrow. The park looks great, so I know the atmosphere will be electric and will make for some good looking, unique images.  

Be sure to check back for shots from the game! In the meantime, here are some more images from today, courtesy of the one and only Mike Ivins.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Sunday, July 22, 2012 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia prepares for a play at the plate during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Two Boston Red Sox fans chest bump each other on top of the Green Monster at Fenway Park Sunday, July 22, 2012 during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.”

“Fans take in a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“A father dances with his daughter between innings of a game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“A view from the Boston Red Sox bullpen is shown during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

It’s really a shame that the Sox played so poorly yesterday and got swept by the Toronto Blue Jays, because yesterday was one of those irreplaceable summer days at Fenway Park.

There wasn’t much action to cover from a Red Sox perspective, so I tried to capture the festive fan spirit throughout the park.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Bleacher seats and the Budweiser Roof Deck are the best spots to camp out and find fan features. There are some real characters up there. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Friday, July 20, 2012 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

“The Boston Red Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays as the sun sets over Fenway Park Friday, July 20, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia prepares to field a ball during the first inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, July 20, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Sun shines on the Prudential Center in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, July 20, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury takes off his batting gloves at the end of an inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, July 20, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Here’s a few from Friday night’s game, in what proved to be the beginning of a rough series for the Red Sox against the Toronto Blue Jays. 

The show must go on for pictures, however, so I did my best to make some good images despite the bad baseball. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: I Played around with the 400 mm lens for the first time at Fenway. It was nice to shoot with some longer glass and get some good, tight action shots. 

Photo: Boston Red Sox Host Kids’ Clinic In Dorchester, Mass.

“Boston Red Sox First Base Coach Alex Ochoa and Pitcher Junichi Tazawa watch as a boy practices his pitching motion during the ‘Sox Talk’ Kids’ Clinic in Dorchester, Massachusetts Thursday, July 19, 2012.”

I was sent out to shoot another Kids’ Clinic yesterday. I think the one I shot on Tuesday looked a bit better as far as pictures go, although I liked this image more than anything I got on Tuesday.

I think it’s a good moment. I love the expressions on all of the other kids in the background.

Click the image to enlarge, if you’d like!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 vs. Chicago White Sox.

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Cody Ross hits a double during the eighth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Fenway Park. Ross also hit two three-run home runs earlier in the game.”

“Young Boston Red Sox fans hold up a sign during the seventh inning stretch of a game at Fenway Park Wednesday, July 18, 2012.”

Here’s a few from Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Unfortunately, anything I had originally hoped to write about this game is now overshadowed by the fact that I wasn’t working the game after this, when Cody Ross hit a walk-off home run and was showered with an icy bucket of blue gatorade as the team crowded him at home plate. 

I couldn’t even bear to watch it on TV because I was so upset I wasn’t there. Talk about missing a great photo. 

Oh, well. We all need a night off, right?

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Right now, it’d be wise to only take photos of Cody Ross, because he essentially hits a home run every time he steps to the plate. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: West Roxbury ‘Sox Talk’ Kids’ Clinic.

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Mark Melancon teaches a group of little leaguers from West Roxbury, Massachusetts how to grip a fastball during the ‘Sox Talk’ Kids’ Clinic Tuesday, July 17, 2012.”

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Mark Melancon watches as little leaguers from West Roxbury, Massachusetts line up to practice pitching during the ‘Sox Talk’ Kids’ Clinic Tuesday, July 17, 2012.”

I got to shoot the ‘Sox Talk’ Kids’ Clinic yesterday at a park in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Despite the 95 degree weather, I had a lot of fun. The kids at these events always make for good subjects.