Boston Red Sox Photos: 2018 Photo Day.

Early this morning, the full Boston Red Sox roster of players and coaches posed for portraits during photo day, the annual event that allows photographers to gather content for use throughout the 2018 season.

For us in the Red Sox marketing department, photo day is always a tough but stimulating challenge. How do you create a portrait look and feel that is stylized and creative, yet also simple enough to function in an assembly line style shoot of over 60 subjects in a short time period? This year’s result was a five light high-key set up on white seamless. A bit of rim light on each player gave the portraits the finishing touch they needed to separate the subject from the background. 

Above is a gallery of some favorites! A big thanks to everyone in the Red Sox Creative Services and Media Relations teams for making it happen. This day is a true team effort!

Boston Red Sox Photos: First Full Workouts.

Today marked the official first full workout of the Boston Red Sox 2018 Spring Training season. Manager Alex Cora addressed players and staff in a team meeting before the workout began.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Club Signs Eduardo Nunez.

The Boston Red Sox today signed infielder Eduardo Núñez to a one-year contract through the 2018 season, with a player option for the 2019 season. Here are some photos as Núñez arrived to Red Sox camp today.

Boston Red Sox Photos: jetBlue Park Hosts Open House.

Today, jetBlue Park opened its doors to fans for the annual Open House. After team workouts, fans were able to get autographs, enjoy time on the stadium field and interact with Red Sox memorabilia and entertainers.

 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Red Sox Workouts Continue.

Here are more images from Red Sox workouts at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Workouts Continue At JetBlue Park.

Workouts continued today at Boston Red Sox spring training camp. Here is a gallery of images from the day.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Pitchers & Catchers Report.

Today, the Boston Red Sox pitchers and catchers officially reported to Spring Training. Here is a gallery of images from the day.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Workouts Continue At JetBlue Park.

The Red Sox continued their team workouts today at jetBlue Park. Here are some photos from the morning of activity.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Spring Training Workouts Begin.

I’m back in good old Fort Myers, Florida for another year of Red Sox spring training. 

Today, the team held optional workouts at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, marking the beginning of the 2018 spring season. Here are a few images from the day.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Manager Alex Cora Visits Home Town.

Last week, the Boston Red Sox, Manager Alex Cora, JetBlue, and City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh conducted a relief trip to Puerto Rico, bringing one of several JetBlue cargo freights to the island and delivering nearly 10 tons of supplies to aid Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.  

The group, which included Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy, and Red Sox Assistant General Manager Eddie Romero, delivered a JetBlue plane filled with essentials such as medical supplies and vaccines, water filtration systems, first aid kits, flashlights, diapers, and food for distribution to areas in need throughout the island.

Upon arrival at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, the plane was met by Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, and Caguas Mayor William Miranda Marin. The group then made a trip to the city of Caguas, Cora’s hometown, located 16 miles south of San Juan. In Caguas, food, water, and supplies were given out to nearly 300 families. 

I was along for the journey from beginning to end. I never thought I’d be in a situation where I would fly down and back to Puerto Rico in one day, but that’s what we did. This was a great cause championed by Cora and put into action by the Red Sox. 

It was neat to have full access to Alex throughout the day, and while I got some unique moments, as I look back on this take I think I could have done a better job in gathering more images that show a sense of place. We were only on the ground for 3 hours, so time was short in relation to the list of “must-have” shots I needed to get, but still, this is something to keep in mind for next time!

Great work to everyone in the Boston Red Sox front office in making this incredible trip happen.