Videos: Boston Red Sox Spring Training.

I’m just returning from jetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, where I was shooting and editing for several days at Boston Red Sox Spring Training camp. It’s hard to believe it’s already time for baseball. Where did the offseason go?

This year, we’re aiming to amp up our efforts to produce more great multimedia work within the Red Sox photo department, so we hit the ground running in Spring Training. This is one of a series of quick, fifteen second multimedia videos that are being posted to the Red Sox Instagram account. Each one is unique and highlights a different player on the team, be it a returning player from the 2013 World Champion roster or an exciting, young up-and-comer. We aimed to individualize each piece by playing to the personalities of each guy.

We have more players in the works, but I’m as Spring Training is still in its early stages, I’m posting pitchers and catchers here – Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Jake Peavy, Henry Owens, Brandon Workman, and A.J. Pierzynski.

Feedback online so far has been great, but as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, questions, and criticisms! Each of these is a combination shooting and editing effort between myself and Red Sox Manager of Photography, Mike Ivins.

On a more general note, as I enter into my fifth season shooting in Major league Baseball, I was really excited to work Spring Training for my first time. It was one aspect of the game I felt I hadn’t gotten to know yet, and this was a nice sampling of what the baseball scene is like down in Florida.  

Photos: On The Road With The World Series Trophies.

"A young fan poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine."

“A young fan poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine.”

"A Portland Sea Dogs security guard displays the World Series trophy during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine."

“A Portland Sea Dogs security guard displays the World Series trophy during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine.”

"Former Senator of Maine George Mitchell gives remarks during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine."

“Former Senator of Maine George Mitchell gives remarks during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine.”

"Fans pose with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine."

“Fans pose with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at Hadlock Field in, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine.”

"Wally the Green Monster poses with the limited edition 2013 Boston Red Sox World Championship Bean Boots during an appearance at the L.L. Bean headquarters in Freeport, Maine Saturday, February 25, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Wally the Green Monster poses with the limited edition 2013 Boston Red Sox World Championship Bean Boots during an appearance at the L.L. Bean headquarters in Freeport, Maine Saturday, February 25, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"A young boy and his mother observe fish in a fish tank at the L.L. Bean headquarters in Freeport, Maine Saturday, February 25, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“A young boy and his mother observe fish in a fish tank at the L.L. Bean headquarters in Freeport, Maine Saturday, February 25, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield gives remarks at Orano High School, his Alma Mater, in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield gives remarks at Orano High School, his Alma Mater, in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"Former Senator of Maine George Mitchell signs an autograph during an appearance at Orano High School in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Former Senator of Maine George Mitchell signs an autograph during an appearance at Orano High School in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with University of Maine mascot Bananas during an appearance at University of Maine's Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with University of Maine mascot Bananas during an appearance at University of Maine’s Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with fans during an appearance at University of Maine's Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with fans during an appearance at University of Maine’s Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"The University of Maine women's hockey team poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at University of Maine's Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“The University of Maine women’s hockey team poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at University of Maine’s Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and Yale University Mascot Boola the Bulldog pose with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies during an appearance at the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014  as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut."

Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and Yale University Mascot Boola the Bulldog pose with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies during an appearance at the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut.”

"Boston Red Sox poet laureate and public address announcer Dick Flavin gives remarks during an appearance at Yale Law School at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014  as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut."

“Boston Red Sox poet laureate and public address announcer Dick Flavin gives remarks during an appearance at Yale Law School at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow gives remarks during an appearance at Yale Law School at Yale University, his Alma Mater, in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014  as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow gives remarks during an appearance at Yale Law School at Yale University, his Alma Mater, in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut.”

"A fan poses with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at American Training Center in Lowell, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts."

“A fan poses with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at American Training Center in Lowell, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts.”

"A veteran poses with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts."

“A veteran poses with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts.”

"A 101 year old veteran observes the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series championship ring during an appearance at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts."

“A 101 year old veteran observes the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series championship ring during an appearance at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts.”

"Police officers in training pose with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at the Reading Police Academy in Reading, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts."

“Police officers in training pose with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at the Reading Police Academy in Reading, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts.”

"Red Sox Ambassador Kali Richards (right) gives a rose to a resident at the Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston."

“Red Sox Ambassador Kali Richards (right) gives a rose to a resident at the Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

"Mayor Martin J. Walsh stands alongside the Boston Red Sox 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies as he addresses guests at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston."

“Mayor Martin J. Walsh stands alongside the Boston Red Sox 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies as he addresses guests at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

"Mayor Martin J. Walsh poses with Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston."

“Mayor Martin J. Walsh poses with Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with a resident alongside the 2004 and 2007 World Series at The Standish Village Assisted Living Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston."

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with a resident alongside the 2004 and 2007 World Series at The Standish Village Assisted Living Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

"Wally the Green Monster poses with a resident at The Standish Village Assisted Living Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts pose alongside the 2004 and 2007 World Series trophies during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston Friday, February 14, 2014."

“Wally the Green Monster poses with a resident at The Standish Village Assisted Living Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

I’ve been busy out on the road with the Red Sox contingent lately. We’ve been all over New England, spreading the World Series cheer to schools, community centers, arenas, hospitals, stores, and everything in between.

It’s been a nice opportunity to see some of these places and small towns that I otherwise wouldn’t get the chance to see, and to meet some very friendly and interesting people. 

You can also see the effect these trophies have on those who are less fortunate or are struggling at the moment. It seems like these quick moments can go a long way.