Boston Red Sox Photography: Sunday, September 23, 2012 vs. Baltimore Orioles.

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik slides back to first base during a game against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross runs after hitting a double during the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Fenway Park.”

Not too much happening in the way of action during this game. I tried to mix things up and get some different angles, so I shot from the stands a good amount.

Boston Red Sox Photography: Sunday, May 13, 2012 vs. Cleveland Indians.

“Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart salutes the crowd at Fenway Park before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“A mother and father celebrate Mother’s Day at Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“A girl looks through a railing at Fenway Park during a Mother’s Day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“A mother and son celebrate Mother’s Day at Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

“A Boston Red Sox fan poses with her son in front of the Green Monster during the Mother’s Day walk through Fenway Park Sunday, May 13, 2012.”

Sunday was exactly what all of us at Fenway Park needed: A beautiful, sunny day, a stadium full of happy families celebrating Mother’s Day together, and and old-fashioned 12 to 1 beatdown by the Red Sox. It lifted everyone’s spirits.

It’s amazing how much of a difference good weather has on one’s work during the game, or at least on mine. I’m always enthusiastic about my work, but it gets taken to a different level on days like Sunday. 

Being patient while shooting is a perfect example. I found myself really slowing down all day, and doing much more waiting than actual shooting. That brings me to this game’s “Thing I Learned:” I’m really proud of the final shot here of the mother and son in front of the Green Monster. I sat there for about twenty minutes, just waiting for that some tiny moment to happen, and I got one. I should do that more often. It’s a good exercise in patience and would likely lead to better pictures. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Friday, May 11, 2012 vs. Cleveland Indians.

“The sun sets over Fenway Park Friday, May 11, 2012 during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians.”

“The sun sets over Fenway Park Friday, May 11, 2012 during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians.”

Finally, a bit of nice weather in Boston. I felt like I hadn’t seen the sun in about three weeks before it finally came out for Friday’s game

This sunset didn’t turn out to be as great as I thought it would as the game started, but there will be plenty more to come as we head into the summer months.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: As the light continues to get better as the season goes on, it’ll be smart to stay outside and roam the park for the first few innings, rather than going inside immediately after the pre-game ceremonies to print those photos. Fenway Park will look too good to be sitting inside during that time. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 vs. Oakland Athletics.

“A Boston Red Sox fan grins before the start of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Well, the kid’s face says it all. Last night was one of those nights.

Cold, raw temparatures, wind, and whipping rain/mist combined with a Red Sox loss made for a pretty rough outing overall. I wasn’t really happy with any of my images either. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: ‘fuhgeddaboudit’ and come out fresh on Friday!

Boston Red Sox Photography: Saturday, April 21, 2012 vs. New York Yankees.

“The sun begins to set over Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

“Fans cheer as Boston Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross hits a double in the fifth inning of a game against the New York Yankees Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

A return to normalcy.

After a hectic week of planning for the 100th Anniversary game, it was really nice to come in on Saturday to a slow, easy day and a regular Saturday night game. 

Even though the Red Sox blew a 9-0 lead and sent Red Sox Nation into an early season panic, I really enjoyed shooting this game. I perched in the Monster Seats for a few innings, and had some great conversation with some very interesting people as I shot. 

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Make friends with the right fans. It’ll help you out sometimes. 

Boston Red Sox Photography: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 vs. Texas Rangers.

“The field is shown through the rafters at Fenway Park during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers Tuesday, April 17, 2012.”

“The Fenway Park ‘100 Years’ logo is shown on a security guard’s jacket during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers Tuesday, April 17, 2012.”

Last night was rough for Red Sox Nation. What started out as a close game quickly took a turn for the worst, ending in an 18-3 rout by what looks to be a very strong Texas Rangers ball club.

So, for a Red Sox photographer whose job is to capture the team and the environment in the most positive light possible, that score made for a long night. Obviously, there was no Red Sox action on the field to shoot, and my usually lively fan photos were anything but that. And how can I blame the fans? It was painful to watch. 

The only option left was to hunt for generic, stock images of the stadium – ones that could be used for any type of publication or in any situation. I was happy with these two.

This game’s “Thing I Learned”: Find the security guards who take an interest in photography and who are most willing to help you out, and shoot near them. I’m quickly learning the spots where I can work with a “personal bodyguard” of sorts near me at all times.