Photos: Coast To Coast Battle In Beantown Cross Country Meet.

I’ve never properly shot a Cross Country meet before, so I was really excited when I was asked to cover the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown ACC meet for the Syracuse University Athletics Program last week.

As usual with sports I haven’t shot a lot of, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, but was able to figure out the logistics of the races and where I needed to be pretty quickly.

Both the women’s and men’s teams for Syracuse dominated the event, which made for some good emotion from the runners. 

Congratulations to the Orange on an impressive performance, and big thanks to my good friend and fellow Boston shooter, Jim Rogash, for passing this assignment along to me!

Photos: University of Maryland Field Hockey Wins ACC Championship.

"The University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina Field Hockey teams are introduced before the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“The University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina Field Hockey teams are introduced before the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

"The University of Maryland field hockey team cheers while in a huddle before the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“The University of Maryland field hockey team cheers while in a huddle before the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

"University of Maryland foreword Emma Rissinger defends University of North Carolina Midfielder Tayler Evans during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“University of Maryland foreword Emma Rissinger defends University of North Carolina back Meghan Drake during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

"University of Maryland defender Sarah Sprink defends University of North Carolina back Abby Frey during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“University of Maryland defender Sarah Sprink defends University of North Carolina back Abby Frey during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

"University of Maryland foreword Jill Witmer advances up field during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“University of Maryland foreword Jill Witmer advances up field during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

"University of Maryland foreword Alyssa Parker (center) celebrates with teammates after Maryland scored a goal during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“University of Maryland foreword Alyssa Parker (center) celebrates with teammates after Maryland scored a goal during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

"University of Maryland defender Sarah Sprink celebrates with teammates after Maryland scored a goal during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“University of Maryland defender Sarah Sprink celebrates with teammates after Maryland scored a goal during the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

"The University of Maryland field hockey team celebrates after defeating the University of North Carolina to win the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“The University of Maryland field hockey team celebrates after defeating the University of North Carolina to win the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

"University of Maryland field hockey players celebrate after defeating the University of North Carolina to win ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“University of Maryland field hockey players celebrate after defeating the University of North Carolina to win ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

"The University of Maryland field hockey team poses for a photograph after defeating the University of North Carolina to win the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts."

“The University of Maryland field hockey team poses for a photograph after defeating the University of North Carolina to win the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game against the University of North Carolina Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts.”

I got the chance to show my Maryland pride up here in Massachusetts this weekend, as I was called to shoot the ACC Field Hockey Conference Championship game between the University of North Carolina and the University of Maryland. 

This was fun for me to shoot, especially because the Terps were able to pull out the win. It’s been a little while since I’ve shot college sports, so this was a nice change of pace from the professional scene. Sometimes, these games outside of the pro leagues make for really exciting photos. Great subjects, great passion, and great emotion. This was one of those games, and I’m thankful for being asked to cover it.

Photos: Boston University Men’s Soccer vs. Holy Cross.

“Boston University forward Mac McGuire (right) celebrates after scoring a goal against Holy Cross at Nickerson Field in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Boston University won 4-0.”

“Boston University midfielder Evan Nadaner (right) jumps for a header during a game against Holy Cross at Nickerson Field in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Boston University won 4-0.”

“Members of the Boston University ROTC division stand at attention during the National Anthem before a men’s soccer game between Boston University and Holy Cross Tuesday, September 18 at Nickerson Field in Boston, Massachusetts.”

I decided to take some time last Tuesday evening to shoot the men’s soccer match between Boston University and Holy Cross. This was the first sporting event I’ve covered at BU, so I thought this would be a good chance to break myself in. 

The light was pretty bad, and tough to work with given the lenses I had. Sometimes, though, you’ve got to work with what you’re given, so that’s what I tried to do here. I overexposed on purpose quite a bit. That gave some of my frames a nice graphic, almost comic book feel to them.

I’m sure I’ll be shooting plenty more athletic events as the year goes on!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 10.

“Andy Roddick (USA)[20] looks toward the sky as he addresses the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium after losing to Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[7] and retiring from tennis Wednesday, September 5, 2012.”

“Andy Roddick (USA)[20] looks toward the sky on a changeover minutes before losing to Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[7] and retiring from tennis Wednesday, September 5, 2012.”

“Andy Roddick (USA)[20] runs down a ball minutes before losing to Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[7] and retiring from tennis Wednesday, September 5, 2012.”

It’s hard to believe, but my ten days of photographing the 2012 US Open are over! I shot a lot of matches throughout the day today, but decided to only post photos from the most important one here. 

Andy Roddick lost in four sets to Juan Martin Del Potro, signifying his retirement from professional tennis. It was an emotional afternoon in Arthur Ashe Stadium, and I was thrilled to be on hand to shoot it. 

Here are our galleries from Day 10.

I had an amazing experience at the Open this year, and I want to thank the team at usopen.org for making it so special. I added a few solid additions to the portfolio, got to attend some exciting events around the grounds, and shot lots of really good tennis.

I was also very happy to make some wonderful new connections, and, most importantly, to see old friends from many different parts of my life.

Back to Boston this morning!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 9.

“Victoria Azarenka (BLR)[1] celebrates after defeating Samantha Stosur (AUS)[7] in a tie breaker 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(5) in quarterfinal action at the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)[19] serves to Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] on Day 9 of the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

Richard Gasquet (FRA)[13] hits a volley against David Ferrer (ESP)[14] on Day 9 of the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“Olympic Gold Medal sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross speaks with guests at the ICON Awards Ceremony Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“Former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt attends the ICON Awards Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“Former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt poses with Billie Jean King at the ICON Awards Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“A ball boy watches a point on court in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Day 9 of the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

“A Rubber Ducky delivers a press conference during a rain delay on Day 9 of the US Open Tuesday, September 4, 2012.”

Despite rain delaying play throughout the day, I still found myself quite busy on Day 9. I shot a really pleasant mix of tennis, features, and events happening around the grounds.

Besides shooting pictures of our rubber ducky for our rubber ducky rain photo gallery, my highlight had to be shooting the 2012 ICON Awards ceremony, during which former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt was honored. I have to say it was pretty neat to be up close with one of the best coaches of all time. Here is a gallery with the rest of my photos from the ceremony.

I also got some nice action and player reaction today, including the above shot of Victoria Azarenka celebrating after her three set win over Samantha Stosur in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Here are our photo galleries from the day. 

Day 10 tomorrow!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 8.

“Angelique Kerber (GER)[6] reacts after losing a point to Sara Errani (ITA)[10] in the fourth round of the US Open Monday, September 3, 2012.”

“Sara Errani (ITA)[10] follows through on an approach shot during her fourth round match against Angelique Kerber (GER)[6] US Open Monday, September 3, 2012.”

“Ushers line up to high five fans on Day 8 at the US Open Monday, September 3, 2012.”

“Fans begin to fill Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night session on Day 8 at the US Open Monday, September 7, 2012.”

“Practice courts are shown as night falls on the BIllie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York Monday, September 3, 2012.”

“A line judge watches a point on Day 8 of the US Open Monday, September 3, 2012.”

Here are a few images from Day 8. I had some down time today, so between shooting matches I did some roaming on my own and shot some features from around the grounds. It felt good to get away from shooting straight action for a bit and mix things up. 

I didn’t get anything too special. I think I just needed to do some mindless wandering after a nonstop schedule over the past seven days.

Here are our galleries from Day 8.

Day 9 tomorrow! Break out the ponchos and rubber duckies. Forecast: Rain.

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 7.

“Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)[14] plays against Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) [18] on Day 7 of the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

“David Ferrer (ESP)[4] returns a shot from Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) on Day 7 at the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

“Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) plays David Ferrer (ESP)[4] on Day 7 at the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

“Laura Robson (GBR) serves to Samantha Stosur (AUS)[7] on Day 7 at the US Open Sunday, September 2, 2012.”

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already half way through this year’s tournament. I’m absolutely beat from today, so I’m not going to type much here.

There’s lots of creative photo galleries up on usopen.org, which you can check out here.

Back to the grind tomorrow!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 6.

“Nicolas Almagro (ESP)[11] celebrates after defeating Jack Sock (USA) on Day 6 of the US Open Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“Jack Sock (USA) plays Nicolas Almagro (ESP)[11]on Day 6 of the US Open Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“A chair umpire flips a coin before a match between Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[14] and Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) returns a shot from Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[14] on Day 6 of the US Open Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“Angelique Kerber (GER) [6] plays against Olga Govortsova (BLR) during her third round match on Day 6 of the US Open Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

“Tomas Berdych (CZE)[6] faces off against Sam Querrey (USA)[27] in third round action Saturday, September 1, 2012.”

Day 6 is in the books, and it was really, really hot. I was all over the place, and shot a ton of tennis. Tried to get a nice mix of high, low, tight, and wide shots. I’m loving how colorful the photo opportunities on court are here.

Here is a link to our series of photo galleries from day six.

Another day coming up!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 5.

“Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] faces off against Brian Baker (USA) in second round action at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

“Brian Baker (USA) serves to Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[8] in second round action at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

 

“Fans cheer for Gilles Muller (LUX) as he plays Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

“Glasses of Moët Champagne are poured on Day 5 at the US Open Friday, August 31, 2012.”

“Brooklyn Decker cheers as Andy Roddick (USA) plays on Arthur Ashe Stadium Friday, August 31, 2012.”

Day 5 is in the books. Here are a few highlights from a huge selection of matches and other miscellaneous photos I shot throughout the day. 

I’m making a conscious effort to mix things up and produce fresh, different, unique photos as the tournament draws on. I’m particularly happy with the first one above. I think Janko Tipsarevic has quickly become my favorite tennis subject to photograph. 

After a long day of shooting in the 91 degree New York City sun, I can’t quite think of more to say without sounding ridiculous. I’ll let the photos do the talking. Here are our photo galleries from the day.

Time to recharge for Day 6!

Photos: 2012 US Open – Day 4.

“Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[2] serves to Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) on Day 4 of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[2] plays Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) on Day 4 of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Roger Federer (SUI) [1] serves to Bjorn Phau (GER) during their Men’s Singles 2nd Round match on Day 4 of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Kim Clijsters (BEL) and Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) in action against Chia-Jung Chuang (TPE) and Shuai Zhang (CHN) in the first round of the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“RedFoo from LMFAO dances the ‘Party Rock Shuffle’ at the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“RedFoo from LMFAO visits the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

“Andy Roddick (USA) announces his retirement from tennis at the US Open Thursday, August 30, 2012.”

Here’s a selection of images from a jam packed Day 4 at the 2012 US Open. On the tennis side, I tried to mix up the way I shot my action photos yesterday. I love shooting tennis because there are so many ways to attack it, and I want to make sure I do just that while I’m here. I shot lots from high above, which I really enjoyed and plan to do a lot more as the tournament goes on.

Off the court, it was a bit of a whirlwind day. I was assigned to follow RedFoo from LMFAO as he walked around the grounds, which was entertaining. Here is a link to a gallery with some more of my photos of him. I also shot Andy Roddick’s press conference in which he announced his intention to retire from tennis after this year’s US Open. Here is the video from that presser. 

And, finally, here is a link to the rest of our photo galleries from Day 4.

Time for Day 5!