Tuesday, January 5, 2016

FC Sports Ketchup: Volume I - Football

Alright so because I didn't blog once in 2015, I've got a lot of catching up to do. I haven't shot too much this year yet so I figured I'd use this time to show some of the work I did last year with Fullerton College.

If you don't already know, I work as a freelance photographer and my biggest, most frequent client is the Fullerton College Department of Physical Education. I wasn't trained in sports photography at all, but somehow I landed this awesome gig-- I get paid to watch sports and take pictures. I shoot a lot of the sports at the college, but I primarily will cover the football and baseball teams.

One of my favorite parts about shooting for FC is the creative freedom I have been given. My 'boss' (I guess you can call him) really likes my style and trusts me to deliver quality images each event I'm given. This is especially great because as I mentioned before I'm not a trained sports photographer, so most of the images I take have a more documentary feel to them. I use my access to give the fans a perspective they are not normally used to. Fans will show up to watch the game every Saturday (or will tune in over the Internet) so they know what happens during the game, but they don't get to see what's happening at practice throughout the week. Or in the locker room before the game begins (although I didn't include any below). So I make it my job to tell a more complete story than just the typical quarterback throwing the ball, or linebacker making a tackle shots-- I do take those action shots as well don't get me wrong, because they are an essential part of the story, but I really enjoy getting those behind the scenes moments the most.

Here are a handful of images from the 2015 football season that are some of my favorites. By the way, it was very difficult to keep it short and simple-- I could've easily attached more than twice the amount I have.

Check back tomorrow for some a bunch of FC Baseball photos.
Thanks for looking. 

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