Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, May 1, 2016 vs. New York Yankees.

Last night was one of those crazy games to shoot. It was by no means a pitcher’s duel, and several lead changes back and forth made for a busy night of shooting and editing. Add in the late start time, unseasonably low temperatures, and pouring down rain for most of the game, and you had all the ingredients of a night that was tough to get through.

It’s a good challenge though, and on days when you know conditions aren’t going to be ideal, it makes you psych yourself up more than usual to be able to push through it. I like trying to locate that energy. A Red Sox win and series sweep over the Yankees and a good take shooting make it all worth it. 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Saturday, April 30, 2016 vs. New York Yankees.

The New York Yankees are in town for the first series of the season against the Boston Red Sox. I always love shooting this series. Although the rivalry is somewhat subdued relative to where it stood several years ago, the intensity is always still there, and it brings a playoff-like atmosphere to the Park.

Here are photos of game two yesterday, which was a good one for the Red Sox. It’s always great seeing David Ortiz launch a home run against the Yankees. 

Boston has already won the series, but we’re on for game three on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball tonight! More to come.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, April 28, 2016 vs. Atlanta Braves.

Catching up on photos from a quick but busy homestand. Here are some images from a rough game against the Atlanta Braves.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, April 21, 2016 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

Here are images from the last game of the first home stand of the season, a tough loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 vs. Tampa Bay Rays.

A good win for the Red Sox last night. The rubber game of this three game series against Tampa is today!

 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, April 17, 2016 vs. Toronto Blue Jays.

 

I’m just now getting caught up on posting from a really busy Marathon weekend here in Boston. Here are photos from Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays. 

Photos: Little League Opening Day at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox hosted hundreds of Little Leaguers at Fenway Park over the weekend for an Opening Day event that celebrate the start of Little League’s baseball and softball season. Mayor Martin J. Walsh attended the event, which also included a special ceremony with opening remarks from Red Sox Chairman, Tom Werner, and former Red Sox players Steve Lyons and Sam Horn.

Photos: 2016 Fenway Park Mayor’s Walk Through.

The Boston Red Sox welcomed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to Fenway Park for the annual Mayor’s Walk Through this morning. Alongside Linda Pizzuti Henry, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy, and Chairman Tom Werner, Mayor Walsh checked out the off-season additions and improvements to the Park, including a Virtual Reality dugout station, new attractions for young fans in the Kids Concourse, and safety netting along the infield.

PHOTOS: 2016 ISU FIGURE SKATING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 5.

Here is one last post from the 2016 ISU Figure Skating World Championships, which were held here in Boston over the past five days. The event closed out with the “Exhibition of Champions” which is more of a performance piece for the audience rather than a competition with any implications on ranking, medals, etc. 

With that comes different lighting and a chance to get a little creative and try to make some art. These are a few that I liked. I tried to play around with pan, slow shutter speed, and multiple exposure from time to time. 

What a crazy week! I had a blast, but have to admit I’m physically exhausted, and I don’t think I’m the only photographer who was there who feels that way. Covering figure skating is a grind. The days are long. Really long. It’s not so much the amount of hours that’s tough to work with. I’ve shot plenty of events that go all day/night. Instead, it’s the nature of how the competitions are structured that’s tough. There are no breaks between skaters, which lends itself to four, five, even six hour sessions of constant shooting. Most of the time, there’s no chance to leave the rink to eat or go to the bathroom. We got in the habit of planning and buying all of our meals for the day in the morning before competition began. It turns out Whole Foods is a life saver. 

From a creative standpoint, it’s also tough. You try your best to make artistic, pretty pictures, yet at the same time have to ensure that you get the bread and butter, stock action photos of every skater. You try to balance those two needs as best you can, and it’s a fun challenge. 

All that being said, I love the grind, and feel very lucky and thankful to have been asked to cover this for the Getty Images team. A big thanks to the team at Getty, and to Getty’s Boston staff photographer, Maddie Meyer, for all the runs to Whole Foods, Ricoh Theta 360 degree photos, and laughs along the way. It’s all about the people you work with, and we had a great crew of Boston photographers there to share the long hours with. 

And now, it’s baseball season.

PHOTOS: 2016 ISU FIGURE SKATING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – DAY 4.

Another long, but fun day at the figure skating world championships. One more to go!