Really, the only excuse I have for not putting up fresh, new content is ... Well, I guess I don't have a good excuse. What I can say is that things have definitely been looking up for me on the sports photo end. I've done some work that I am proud of, and it's starting to get noticed more. I'm working to establish more freelance clients, so I've been pushing myself to get more creative with my lighting. In my opinion, the effort is paying off.
I've got some big things coming up at work. It looks like I'll be travelling to some IU and Purdue basketball games in the very near future. That should be a good time. One on the schedule for sure is Indiana at Michigan State. I'm looking forward to that game. Also, it looks like I'll be covering the Indianapolis Colts through the playoffs once again. I'm rooting for them to go to the Super Bowl, because I have a good shot to go again if they do. (Yes, I'm a Steelers fan, but after they lost to New England the way they did, I have to be realistic.)
In addition to the pro and major college stuff, I have a pretty good plate full of high school sports that I am shooting and writing about. This winter I will be responsible for covering swimmers for our weekly features on The News-Sentinel's Thursday Prep Sports page. Last week I shot swim meet action of the Fort Wayne Classic at Homestead, but didn't get a chance to do any portraits for my story. Another writer had already been assigned to write the story for this week, since my editor wanted me to concentrate on action photos. I was able, however, to do a portrait tonight (Wednesday) of a swimmer for next week. I am happy with the shot, but I needed one more piece of equipment to pull it off the way I wanted it. I'll do a month in review photo post in the next couple of days. I hope you all enjoy the photos.
If you like what you see, don't hesitate to drop me a comment or email, especially if you want to hire me for your important editorial or commercial freelance photo assignments or your company's stock photography needs.