2017 BOSTON RED SOX TOP SHOTS: HOMESTAND 9.

Here is a montage of the top photos, timelapses, and parallax images from the Boston Red sox photography staff over the ninth home stand of the 2017 season.

2017 BOSTON RED SOX TOP SHOTS: HOMESTAND 7.

Here is a montage of the top photos, timelapses, and parallax images from the Boston Red sox photography staff over the seventh home stand of the 2017 season.

2017 BOSTON RED SOX TOP SHOTS: HOMESTAND 6.

Here is a montage of the top photos, timelapses, and parallax images from the Boston Red sox photography staff over the sixth home stand of the 2017 season.

2017 BOSTON RED SOX TOP SHOTS: HOMESTAND 5.

Here is a montage of the top photos, timelapses, and parallax images from the Boston Red sox photography staff over the fifth home stand of the 2017 season.

2017 BOSTON RED SOX TOP SHOTS: HOMESTAND 3.

Here is a montage of the top photos, timelapses, and parallax images from the Boston Red sox photography staff over the third home stand of the 2017 season.

2017 Boston Red Sox Top Shots: Homestand 2.

Here is a montage of the top photos, timelapses, and parallax images from the Boston Red sox photography staff over the second home stand of the 2017 season.

Video: YMCA Of Greater Boston Achievers Program.

This is a promotional video I shot and edited for the YMCA of Greater Boston. It highlights the YMCA Achievers program, a community initiative that offers local youth in the greater Boston area services to further their chances of being accepted into college. As you’ll see from the video, the program offers a variety of resources and initiatives to help kids turn that dream into a reality, year after year.

Thanks to the YMCA of Greater Boston for having me shoot this fantastic program!

Boston Red Sox Multimedia: 2017 Sox Spring Player Promos.

The above videos are a series of promotional pieces I produced for the Boston Red Sox during their 2017 Spring Training campaign in Fort Myers, Florida. Each one is a 15-second mini-vignette highlighting a different player on the team. They’re made up of still photographs, video, timelapses, b-roll footage, and parallaxes. The b-roll video comes from the very talented team of shooters in the Red Sox video productions department. These were published across the Boston Red Sox official social media channels. 

It was good to get back into the swing of editing video after a few weeks away from it. Working with multimedia allows you to package the content you produce in different ways, which is good for the creative soul. 

2016: Year In Review.

Another year has come to a close, and as I’ve done in the past, I’m taking a little bit of time to look back at my year of shooting. I always think it’s a good exercise that helps you compile what you’ve done, look at how you’ve grown, and see where you still need to learn and improve. It was another busy year in 2016. I’m lucky to be able to say that it was nonstop from January all the way through December. I like to be busy, so I took on a lot this year and worked really hard.  

Above is a gallery of my favorite images and favorite memories from 2016. Click on any individual photo to enlarge it. I’ve also included some of my favorite video pieces from the year. 

I completed my seventh year as a photographer working in Major League Baseball, and my fifth as a Boston Red Sox team photographer. 2016 was a transitional year for us at Fenway Park, as the photography staff was melded into the Marketing Department under a newly formed, specialized group called Creative Services. That transition certainly presented it’s challenges, but also gave me the opportunity to work on some cool projects that I wouldn’t have been able to contribute to in the past. From a shooting standpoint, I had a few lightbulb moments of clarity during the season that I’m excited to build upon starting on day one of Spring Training in 2016. I also felt like I began to push the boundaries a little more, and made better images on a more consistent basis, rather than just here and there. I wan to continue to be bolder, closer, and more creative in my shooting for the Red Sox in 2017.

As in year’s past, with my full-time responsibilities at the Red Sox, I’ve had to make some sacrifices on the freelance side of my career. Still, I was able to navigate the schedule and take on as much freelance work as I possibly could. It was great to be back at the BNP Paribas Open and Connecticut Open to keep shooting the professional tennis world that I love so much. As you’ll see above, there were several unique sporting events that I go to cover for Getty Images, which I’m very thankful for. I also tried my best to continue to work for new clients, and maintain relationships I’ve built over time with old ones.  

On the video side, I continued to shoot, edit, and produce work. While I didn’t make as many videos this year as in 2015, I believe the ones I did make were of much higher quality, and were more polished overall. I’m excited to continue growing on the video side in the coming year. 

As with every year, I learned a lot, both professionally and personally. There are still questions that I toss around in my head all the time. Am I doing the right thing? Am I working enough? Am I working too much? Am I where I want to be in my career? I’m not sure the answers to these questions ever become crystal clear, so I just try to keep my head down, work hard, and trust the process. What’s most important is how lucky I am to be surrounded by amazing people in all areas of my life. Friends, family, colleagues, and mentors. I’m thankful for the support and love I feel from so many people every day. 

As always, thank you for following along all year! Happy New Year!

I’m excited for 2017. 

 

Video: ECNL Soccer – ‘Unshakable’ Promo Spot.

Here is my latest video piece I shot, edited, and produced for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) soccer. It’s a promo video for the release of their advertising campaign for the 2016-2017 season. 

Our goal was to show the long hours and dedication put in by players in the league through the eyes of one girl. We shot the main footage under an abandoned bridge in Boston to give the piece a gritty feel, then combined it with previous ECNL tournament footage I’ve gathered. 

The piece was shot on a Canon C100 Mark II mounted to a Movi, as well as with a Nikon DSLR.

We tried to be different with this video compared to others we’ve worked on for ECNL in the past. We wanted this one to be more cinematic and moody, and I think that comes across well. 

Enjoy!