"Former Baltimore Orioles center fielder Al Bumbry teaches base running technique during the Chevrolet Kids Clinic at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Wednesday, August 10, 2011."
I hopped off the shuttle this morning to the sound of kids playing, so I quickly found out that I’d soon be shooting a clinic down on the field.
It’s amazing how much more of a clear head one has when it’s not 135 degrees on the field, as it has been in past weeks. This morning was beautiful, and I had a great time shooting.
"Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis flies out to left field in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 22, 2011 in Baltimore."
"Kids reach out for a foul ball in the first inning of a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 22, 2011 in Baltimore."
"A girl waves to the scoreboard between innings of a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 22, 2011 in Baltimore."
This game was so slow for the Orioles that I ended up only saving about 50 images total. There was essentially no action to shoot whatsoever, so I fooled around a bit and shot some things that I normally don’t.
This frame of Markakis is nothing special, but visually, it’s the most exciting thing I got from the night. I also wanted to post it to prove that I didn’t just take pictures of fans all game.
I got lucky, though, and caught a few nice moments with kids sitting in sections near the outside first base photo pit.
This game’s “Thing I Learned:” It’s important to remember that there’s a lot going on besides what’s happening on the field. It doesn’t hurt to look behind you from time to time.
"Kids from Howard County, Maryland participating in the Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth (PLAY) Capmaign run along the warning track at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Tuesday, June 28, 2011."
I shot the PLAY campaign’s now annual event at Camden Yards this morning. This year, Matt Wieters came out and spoke to the kids about living an active and healthy lifestyle.
I covered this event last year as well as an intern for the Baltimore Sun. I shot, edited, and produced a video of the clinic, which you can view here. You can also read my thoughts about that day. It’s interesting how they compare to this year.
Video is a much more captivating medium for this type of event. Some of the lines these kids drop while they’re running around the field are too funny.
One of them told me he liked my tie.