2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 13.

A crazy day at the BNP Paribas Open yesterday. Rafael Nadal went down to Canadian Milos Raonic in an epic three set match, and Serena Williams, who returned to the tournament for the first time since 2001, pulled out of the draw with a knee injury.

You never know what you’ll get!

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 12.

Here are some quick ones from yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open.

2015 BNP Paribas Open – Day 11.

 

Here is a selection of action and features from yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open.

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2014 – Thursday, June 26, 2014.

"A fan reads a newspaper on the outer courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan reads a newspaper on the outer courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans watch as Rafael Nadal practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans watch as Rafael Nadal practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Milos Raonic hits a forehand during a match against Jack Sock at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Milos Raonic hits a forehand during a match against Jack Sock at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Ana Ivanovic celebrates after defeating Jie Zheng at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Ana Ivanovic celebrates after defeating Jie Zheng at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sabine Lisicki serves during a match against Karolina Pilskova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sabine Lisicki serves during a match against Karolina Pilskova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sabine Lisicki celebrates after defeating Karolina Pilskova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sabine Lisicki celebrates after defeating Karolina Pilskova at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans queue to enter No. 3 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans queue to enter No. 3 Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans wait for autographs on the stairs outside Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans wait for autographs on the stairs outside Centre Court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Fans look over a balcony at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Fans look over a balcony at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Darija Jurak and Megan Moulton-Levy (USA) chat before a doubles match against Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Darija Jurak and Megan Moulton-Levy (USA) chat before a doubles match against Su-Wei Hsieh and
Shuai Peng at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A ball boy looks across court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A ball boy looks across court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A line judge looks across court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A line judge looks across court at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A fan reaches for a bottle of wine inside a tent as they wait in the queue to enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan reaches for a bottle of wine inside a tent as they wait in the queue to enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A fan stands under an umbrella as she waits in the queue to enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A fan stands under an umbrella as she waits in the queue to enter the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 26, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

Another long one. Here are some selects from the day, and here is a gallery with some others. 

Video and Photos: New Haven Open – Day 1.

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"2013 Wimbledon Ladies' Finalist Sabine Lisicki takes part in the main tournament draw ceremony on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013."

“2013 Wimbledon Ladies’ Finalist Sabine Lisicki takes part in the main tournament draw ceremony on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013.”

"2013 Wimbledon Ladies' Finalist Sabine Lisicki takes part in the main tournament draw ceremony on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013."

“2013 Wimbledon Ladies’ Finalist Sabine Lisicki takes part in the main tournament draw ceremony on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013.”

"A chair umpire sits under an umbrella on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013."

“A chair umpire sits under an umbrella on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013.”

"Monica Puig returns a shot during her qualifying round match against Nadia Echeverria Alam on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013."

“Monica Puig returns a shot during her qualifying round match against Nadia Echeverria Alam on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013.”

"Flavia Pennetta reacts after losing a point during a qualifying round match on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013."

“Flavia Pennetta reacts after losing a point during a qualifying round match on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013.”

"Kelcy McKenna eyes a backhand return during a US Open National Playoff match on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013."

“Kelcy McKenna eyes a backhand return during a US Open National Playoff match on Day 1 of the New Haven Open at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Friday, August 16, 2013.”

I’m here in New Haven, Connecticut for the next ten days working as the tournament photographer and video producer at the 2013 New Haven Open tennis tournament. Today marked the first day of the tournament, so I was busy shooting tons of tennis and opening events. By now, I’ve learned that on these early days of the tournament, it’s less about being too creative with photo and video and more about making sure that everything gets covered, as there’s so much going on.

Above is a quick hit video piece I shot and edited from the tournament draw ceremony featuring 2013 Wimbledon finalist, Sabine Lisicki. As the tournament goes on, I’ll have more time to polish these video spots. For now, it was a good way to get back into the swing of things after shooting lots of baseball over the past several weeks. 

There’s also a few selects from the stills I shot today. 

As I often make my practice, I’m hoping to publish a post every day of the tournament, so be sure to check back if you’d like!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

"A line painting machine is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A line painting machine is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Drug sniffing dogs search the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Drug sniffing dogs search the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sloane Stephens leaves the practice courts before playing her Quarter-Final match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sloane Stephens leaves the practice courts before playing her Quarter-Final match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Ivan Lendl speaks to Andy Murray during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Ivan Lendl speaks to Andy Murray during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sabine Lisicki talk with her coach during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sabine Lisicki talk with her coach during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro answers questions during an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro answers questions during an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Juan Martin Del Potro signs autographs for young fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Juan Martin Del Potro signs autographs for young fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Stewards lead fans into the grounds at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"All-time winningest professional Golfer Jack Nicklaus awaits an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“All-time winningest professional Golfer Jack Nicklaus awaits an interview at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Former tennis payer Mats Wilander and former golfer Jack Nicklaus chat on the set of 'Live at Wimbledon' at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Former tennis payer Mats Wilander and former golfer Jack Nicklaus chat on the set of ‘Live at Wimbledon’ at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Tuesday, July 2, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

It was another busy one out at the Championships Wimbledon today, but an exciting one to say the least.

I was able to get out early in the morning and roam the grounds while they were still empty. It’s so easy to get caught up in the stress and hustle and bustle of the media workroom and forget what a beautiful place the All England Club really is. Walking around and shooting by myself before the crowds got in was therapeutic, and definitely put me in the right mindset for the rest of the day. 

The photos above are a mix of what I shot throughout the day, including a visit by the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. 

Tomorrow I’ll be shooting video, which I’ve done periodically throughout this tournament. I plan to post all my video work from this year’s Wimbledon to the blog when I have a better internet connection and some more time. Until tomorrow!

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2013 – Thursday, June 27, 2013.

"Tomas Berdych signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Tomas Berdych signs autographs for fans at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"James Blake smiles at the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“James Blake smiles at the Aorangi Practice Courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A reporter watches as Andy Murray practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A reporter watches as Andy Murray practices at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

 "Dustin Brown reaches for a volley during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Dustin Brown reaches for a volley during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Bernard Tomic celebrates after diving for a volley to win a point against James Blake at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Bernard Tomic celebrates after diving for a volley to win a point against James Blake at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Australian supporters cheer on Bernard Tomic after defeating James Blake at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Australian supporters cheer on Bernard Tomic after defeating James Blake at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Sabine Lisicki is interviewed in studio at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Sabine Lisicki is interviewed in studio at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Thursday, June 27, 2013 during the 2013 Championships Wimbledon.”

Rain held up lots of play late this afternoon, so we had a relatively slow fourth day of the tournament. There wasn’t much tennis shooting to be done, so here’s an assortment of photos I snapped. 

Until tomorrow!

US Open Photography: Friday, September 2, 2011

"Andy Murray (GBR)(4) returns a shot from Robin Haase (NED) in a men's singles match in Louis Armstrong Stadium Friday, September 2, 2011."

"Sabine Lisicki (GER)(22) signs autographs in Grandstand at the US Open Friday, September 2, 2011."

I got on court for the first time last Friday to shoot some tennis action. The US Open crowd has some great energy, and I was pumped to be sitting courtside in the photo pits in these iconic tennis stadiums. 

I made the best pictures I could with my really slow 18-135 lens. It’s about time to upgrade to some new gear. 

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