Photos: 2016 ISU Figure Skating World Championships – Day 1.

I’ll be at TD Garden in Boston for the next five days shooting the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships for Getty Images Sport. I don’t have a whole lot of time to write today – I’ll do that at the end of the event – but here are a few from the first day of competition yesterday. 

I’m still figuring out how to tackle this event, so this is sort of a rough take. I think today I’ll have a much better feel for what’s happening and where will be best to shoot from. More to come. 

Photos: NCAA Women’s Fencing Championships.

I shot something for the first time in my career this weekend – fencing! I was asked to cover the 2016 NCAA Women’s Fencing Championships for Harvard University’s team.

I spent the first half of the day covering early rounds with all the fencers on the team. In the afternoon, the story line shifted, as all focus turned to one Harvard fencer, Adrienne Jarocki, who reached the national semi-finals. After winning the semi-final round, she went on to also win the finals and take the national championship title. It was very impressive to watch, and worked out well as a nice little side story to round out my take from the day. 

From a technical standpoint, this was difficult to shoot. Not because of the sport itself, but more because of elements I couldn’t control – bad lighting, tough sight lines, and busy, distracting backgrounds. The sport itself is pure and beautiful to watch, but it’s tough to make a nice picture if you don’t have a nice, clean background to work with.

You always have to work with what you have, though, and there were a few spots at the venue that I could use to my advantage. I like the challenge, and felt like I came away with a few frames I’m happy with. Hopefully I’ll be able to shoot other fencing events in the future! 

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 13.

Here are my photos from the men’s and women’s singles finals matches on Sunday in Indian Wells. On the women’s side, Victoria Azarenka pulled out an upset over World No. 1 Serena Williams, while Novak Djokovic cruised easily to beat Canadian, Milos Raonic.

And with that, the 2016 BNP Paribas Open is over. It’s hard to believe this is the fourth straight year that I’ve shot this amazing tournament. Each year, the event gets bigger, more innovative, and more progressive. And lucky for me, the team that I get to be a part of does to. When I started in 2013, there were just five of us on our media team. It has now grown to over 20, and is poised to get bigger in years to come. What we have now is an elite team of writers, photographers, videographers, social media experts, and public relations specialists, all bringing expertise from different professions and different places. It’s pretty special, and it makes the long hours, endless flights of stairs, and countless hours in the 90 plus degree sun with heavy photo equipment all worth it. I’m lucky and thankful to be a  part of something like that. 

I also believe that in this business, it’s good practice to be as diverse as possible. It’s refreshing to shoot special events like this. For me, it gives me a breather from shooting baseball, but also always leaving me feeling re-energized creatively, and ready to bring that energy back to my work here at the Boston Red Sox. I think events like these balance themselves out well with my career in baseball, and I’m lucky to be able to experience both. 

A big congratulations and thank you to everyone I got to work with in Indian Wells. By this point, there are too many people to thank individually. That’s a good problem to have. You all know who you are.

After three weeks at Red Sox Spring Training followed immediately by ten hard days shooting tennis in the desert, I am physically exhausted. I need to relax and regroup over the next few days. Then I’ll get fired up for the start of another season at Fenway Park. It’s good to be busy!

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PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 12.

Here are photos from the men’s and women’s doubles finals and the men’s semi-finals. A big day of singles finals today!

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 11.

Here are photos from a huge day of quarter-finals and semi-finals tennis yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open! Another big day coming up today.

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 10.

Here are some quick ones from Day 10 at Indian Wells desert tennis!

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 9.

Another crazy one yesterday! Nadal, Djokovic, and Serena all move on.

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 8.

Here are more photos as action continued yesterday out here at the BNP Paribas Open!

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 7.

Here are some quick stills from yesterday’s action at the BNP Paribas Open.

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 6.

Here are photos from Day 6 out here in Indian Wells! We had all the big names on court yesterday, capped off by a tight three set win from Rafael Nadal. Another busy one today.