PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 13.

Here are my photos from the men’s and women’s singles finals matches on Sunday in Indian Wells. On the women’s side, Victoria Azarenka pulled out an upset over World No. 1 Serena Williams, while Novak Djokovic cruised easily to beat Canadian, Milos Raonic.

And with that, the 2016 BNP Paribas Open is over. It’s hard to believe this is the fourth straight year that I’ve shot this amazing tournament. Each year, the event gets bigger, more innovative, and more progressive. And lucky for me, the team that I get to be a part of does to. When I started in 2013, there were just five of us on our media team. It has now grown to over 20, and is poised to get bigger in years to come. What we have now is an elite team of writers, photographers, videographers, social media experts, and public relations specialists, all bringing expertise from different professions and different places. It’s pretty special, and it makes the long hours, endless flights of stairs, and countless hours in the 90 plus degree sun with heavy photo equipment all worth it. I’m lucky and thankful to be a  part of something like that. 

I also believe that in this business, it’s good practice to be as diverse as possible. It’s refreshing to shoot special events like this. For me, it gives me a breather from shooting baseball, but also always leaving me feeling re-energized creatively, and ready to bring that energy back to my work here at the Boston Red Sox. I think events like these balance themselves out well with my career in baseball, and I’m lucky to be able to experience both. 

A big congratulations and thank you to everyone I got to work with in Indian Wells. By this point, there are too many people to thank individually. That’s a good problem to have. You all know who you are.

After three weeks at Red Sox Spring Training followed immediately by ten hard days shooting tennis in the desert, I am physically exhausted. I need to relax and regroup over the next few days. Then I’ll get fired up for the start of another season at Fenway Park. It’s good to be busy!

Thanks for following!

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 11.

Here are photos from a huge day of quarter-finals and semi-finals tennis yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open! Another big day coming up today.

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 10.

Here are some quick ones from Day 10 at Indian Wells desert tennis!

PHOTOS: 2016 BNP PARIBAS OPEN – DAY 7.

Here are some quick stills from yesterday’s action at the BNP Paribas Open.

Photos: The Championships Wimbledon 2014 – Sunday, June 22, 2014.

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“Victoria Azarenka catches playing cards during a drill on the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A sign is displayed at the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A sign is displayed at the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic walks toward the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic walks toward the practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Andy Murray walks toward a corral of photographers at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Andy Murray walks toward a corral of photographers at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer hits a volley during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer hits a volley during a practice session at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Roger Federer walks toward a car as he leaves the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Roger Federer walks toward a car as he leaves the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Tennis balls are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Tennis balls are shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"Novak Djokovic warms up at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“Novak Djokovic warms up at the Aorangi practice courts at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

"A grounds crew member waters flowers at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

“A grounds crew member waters flowers at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

A sign that reads 'Keep Off The Grass' is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

A sign that reads ‘Keep Off The Grass’ is shown at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club in London, England Sunday, June 22, 2014 during the 2014 Championships Wimbledon.”

The preparations are all set, and tennis at the Championships Wimbledon 2014 begins tomorrow! Here are a few scenes from the last day of pre-championship activity. 

Here is a link to a gallery on wimbledon.com containing some more of my images. 

Photos: 2014 BNP Paribas Open – Day 4.

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka walk out of the tunnel before playing a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka walk out of the tunnel before playing a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka play a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka chat during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Stan Wawrinka serves during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Stan Wawrinka serves during a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka hug after defeating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in a first round doubles match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka hug after defeating Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in a first round doubles match at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Roger Federer signs autographs after winning a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Roger Federer signs autographs after winning a first round doubles match against Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Fans wait for an autograph from Rafael Nadal on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Fans wait for an autograph from Rafael Nadal on the player lawn at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"An aerial view of the grounds at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“An aerial view of the grounds at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden during the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Flowers are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Flowers are shown at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Fans pack Stadium 3 during a first round doubles match between Jonathan Marray and Andy Murray and Gael Monfils and Juan Monaco in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Fans pack Stadium 3 during a first round doubles match between Jonathan Marray and Andy Murray and Gael Monfils and Juan Monaco in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Military members hold an American Flag during a 'Salute To Heroes' ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Military members hold an American Flag during a ‘Salute To Heroes’ ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Military members hold an American Flag during a 'Salute To Heroes' ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Military members hold an American Flag during a ‘Salute To Heroes’ ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Victoria Azarenka hits a volley during a match against Lauren Davis in Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Victoria Azarenka hits a volley during a match against Lauren Davis in Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

"Lauren Davis reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka in Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open  in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014."

“Lauren Davis reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka in Stadium 1 at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 7, 2014.”

Lots of activity on the grounds yesterday at the BNP Paribas Open. The day began with an exciting doubles match on the brand new stadium 2 featuring fellow countrymen Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka. 

Not much more time to post, but these are the highlights!

Photos: BNP Paribas Open – Day 9.

"A full stadium at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown during a match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“A full stadium at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is shown during a match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal serves during his match against Roger Federer Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Rafael Nadal serves during his match against Roger Federer Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer wipes his face with a towel during his match against Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer wipes his face with a towel during his match against Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer walks off the court after losing to Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer walks off the court after losing to Rafael Nadal Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan celebrate after defeating Santiago Gonzales and Scott Lipsky Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bob and Mike Bryan celebrate after defeating Santiago Gonzales and Scott Lipsky Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ekaterina Makarova lunges for a shot alongside Elena Vesnina during their doubles match against Casey Dellacqua and Kimika Date-Krumm Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ekaterina Makarova lunges for a shot alongside Elena Vesnina during their doubles match against Casey Dellacqua and Kimika Date-Krumm Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Tomas Berdych reacts after defeating Kevin Anderson Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Tomas Berdych reacts after defeating Kevin Anderson Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Victoria Azarenka addresses the media after announcing her withdrawal from the tournament due to an ankle injury Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Victoria Azarenka addresses the media after announcing her withdrawal from the tournament due to an ankle injury Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

A bit of a slower day yesterday, as Samantha Stosur and Victoria Azarenka, two of the hot tickets in the women’s draw, pulled out of the tournament due to injuries. Those developments left us with a  bit of downtime, which was a nice change of pace from the constant grind this tournament has been so far.

It also gave me a chance to recuperate before the much anticipated match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Although the match didn’t turn out to be one of the classics like they’ve had so many times before, the energy in the stadium was still high and it was a lot of fun to shoot. More to come soon from that match. 

Thanks for looking. Enjoy the photos!

Photos: BNP Paribas Open – Day 6.

"Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer serves during his match against Ivan Dodig Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer poses for a photo with singer Gladys Knight Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Roger Federer poses for a photo with singer Gladys Knight Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Caroline Wozniacki serves during her match against Elena Vesnina Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Caroline Wozniacki serves during her match against Elena Vesnina Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Mardy Fish and James Blake wave to the crowd after defeating Milos Raonic and Feliciano Lopez Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Mardy Fish and James Blake wave to the crowd after defeating Milos Raonic and Feliciano Lopez Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Bob and Mike Bryan talk between points during their match against John Isner and Same Querrey Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Bob and Mike Bryan talk between points during their match against John Isner and Same Querrey Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ana Ivanovic reacts during her match against Mona Barthel Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ana Ivanovic reacts during her match against Mona Barthel Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans show their support for Ana Ivanovic during her match against Mona Barthel Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans show their support for Ana Ivanovic during her match against Mona Barthel Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ernests Gulbis returns a shot during his match against Andreas Seppi Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Ernests Gulbis returns a shot during his match against Andreas Seppi Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Victoria Azarenka reacts during her match against Kirsten Flipkens Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Victoria Azarenka reacts during her match against Kirsten Flipkens Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Sun sets over the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Sun sets over the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Fans cheer between during a match between Lleyton Hewitt and Stanislas Wawrinka Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Fans cheer between during a match between Lleyton Hewitt and Stanislas Wawrinka Monday, March 11, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

Yesterday was another packed day at the BNP Paribas Open. The draws are starting to thin out, so because I’ve got a bit more time with each match, I’m starting to mix things up and get some different angles and looks around court. 

I also had the opportunity to shoot a private meet and greet with Roger Federer and Gladys Knight, the “Empress of Soul,” which was a little side adventure. 

Another big day today. Enjoy the tennis!

Photos and Video: BNP Paribas Open – Day 4.

"Samantha Stosur serves during her match against Madison Keys Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Samantha Stosur serves during her match against Madison Keys Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

“Jamie Murray serves alongside Andy Murray during their doubles match against Nenad Zimonjic and Robert Lindstedt Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Roger Federer serves during his match against Denis Istomin Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Roger Federer serves during his match against Denis Istomin Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Rafael Nadal serves during his match against Ryan Harrison Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Rafael Nadal serves during his match against Ryan Harrison Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Victoria Azarenka hits a backhand during her match against Daniela Hantuchova Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Victoria Azarenka hits a backhand during her match against Daniela Hantuchova Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Caroline Wozniacki hits a backhand during her match against Alize Cornet Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Caroline Wozniacki hits a backhand during her match against Alize Cornet Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Ana Ivanovic returns a shot during her match against Taylor Townsend Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Ana Ivanovic returns a shot during her match against Taylor Townsend Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Lleyton Hewitt celebrates after defeating John Isner in three sets Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Lleyton Hewitt celebrates after defeating John Isner in three sets Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"The chair umpire booth on stadium two is shown Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“The chair umpire booth on stadium two is shown Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Mardy Fish and James Blake play a point against David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Mardy Fish and James Blake play a point against David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Richard Gasquet serves during his match against Bernard Tomic Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Richard Gasquet serves during his match against Bernard Tomic Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

"Maria Sharapova greets fans during an autograph session Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California."

“Maria Sharapova greets fans during an autograph session Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.”

I think this is the first time in my life that I’m actually sore from carrying photo gear and climbing stadium steps, and I’ve done a lot of that. Yesterday made for a crazy day, which included editing the video above and shooting photos at 13 different matches throughout the day.

It was a grind, but I had a blast doing it. If anything, it was a good leg and shoulder workout.

The video is similar to the WTA All-Access video I produced several days ago, but from the men’s side of the draw. It’s kind of a fun watch, if only to see the top five players in the world talk about each other.

As for the photos, I’ve posted a variety of action and features. It’s always a good challenge to mix things up while shooting tennis, particularly during the early rounds when you have so many matches to cover. For the first few days when you’re bouncing from court to court so quickly, it’s more about speed and efficiency rather than creativity. The above is a selection from the day. 

Today is another big day! Enjoy!

Photos and Video: BNP Paribas Open – Day 1.

"Members of the media gather on the rooftop of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013."

“Members of the media gather on the rooftop of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

"Maria Sharapova hosts a promotion for 'Sugarpova,' her line of gummy candies, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013."

“Maria Sharapova hosts a promotion for ‘Sugarpova,’ her line of gummy candies, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

"Maria Sharapova participates in a blind taste test during a promotion for 'Sugarpova,' her line of gummy candies, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013."

“Maria Sharapova participates in a blind taste test during a promotion for ‘Sugarpova,’ her line of gummy candies, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

"Members of the media gather on the rooftop of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013."

“Victoria Azarenka addresses the media on the roof of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

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“Agnieszka Radwanska addresses the media on the roof of Stadium One at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs, California for WTA All-Access Day on day one of the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday, March 6, 2013.”

I’m out in Palm Springs, California, where I’m working as a Multimedia Producer for the online team at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. I’ll be here throughout the entire tournament, so I’ll be posting the content I create and produce daily, so be sure to stay tuned for more!

The first video above is a piece I shot and edited. I’ve worked as a still photographer and social media editor at several tournaments on the professional tennis tour, including twice at the US Open and once at Wimbledon, but this tournament marks the first time that I’ve brought video into the mix. 

 In the video, reporter Scott Hennessee asked the top eight seeded players on the women’s side of the draw a series of questions to find out how well they knew each other. I filmed, shooting with a Canon 7D body and recording with wireless lavaliers, and then pulled together a quick edit to be posted on the tournament’s website and various social media outlets. 

Featured in this video are Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Agnieska Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki, Samantha Stosur, and Sara Errani. The players gave us great material to work with, and I’m happy with the pace and flow of the piece. And, what could be better than interviewing the world’s best tennis players on the roof of the stadium at Indian Wells Tennis Garden under perfect, sunny, 80 degree skies?

I’ve also included some still images from All-Access Day, as well as some frames from an promotion event for Maria Sharapova’s line of gummy candies, “Sugarpova.”

Here is a link to a blog post with coverage from media day, and here is a link to a photo gallery of my images on the BNP Paribas Open Facebook page. 

As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, suggestions, criticisms, or questions. Enjoy!