Goucher Men’s Lacrosse advances to second consecutive Conference championship

"The Goucher Men's Lacrosse team lines up during the National Anthem before the start of the Landmark Conference semifinal vs. Susquehanna University at Goucher College Wednesday, May 4, 2011."

"Goucher defender Paul Taylor '11 (left) and Susquehanna midfielder Ryan Oakes '11 battle for possession during the Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse semifinal at Goucher College Wednesday, May 4, 2011."

"Sophomore defenseman Bryce Carson shoots on goal during the Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse semifinal at Goucher College Wednesday, May 4, 2011."

The Goucher Men’s Lacrosse Team defeated Susquehanna University 11-3 this afternoon to advance to the Landmark Conference championship game for a second consecutive year. Here‘s the full story. 

This was the first time I shot lacrosse this season, so it took the first half of the game for me to shake the rust off. But once I got my timing back, the shooting went well and I made a solid group of images. I liked these three. 

I rented a 400mm f/2.8 lens for the game, so it was a treat shooting with a real lens, for once. I’m a firm believer that a photographer can make great images regardless of his or her equipment, and not having big lenses available all the time has without a doubt made me a better photographer. There’s no denying, though, that a bona fide lens makes shooting a lot more fun. 

Be sure to check back for photographs from the championship game this coming Saturday, May 7. Let’s hope for a repeat. 

A Goucher Athletics Feature Profile.

"Geoff Miller, Director of Athletics at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, jokes with his daughter Sara, a Goucher student, at Beldon Field Wednesday, February 2, 2011."

I’ve shot lots of photographs for Goucher College Athletics over the past four years.

Those countless assignments have made for some incredible memories, like the afternoon I had tears streaming down my face as I photographed the Men’s Lacrosse team take the 2010 Landmark Conference Championship on our home field. I’m a Goucher student-athlete myself, so there’s a lot of pride that backs these type of shots.

This week I was asked to shoot another one. This time, it was a feature profile for NCAA Champion Magazine.

I was happy with the way this turned out, and I’m told it will run in the magazine. Check back here for an update when the article and photograph get published!