I've never considered myself a sports photographer-- I've never had any training or instruction on it, but I kinda fell into the role at Fullerton College. Long story short, I got hired to do football pictures after working my way onto the sidelines and the college liked my stuff. Fast forward to a few years later and I went out to take pictures of the baseball team one day for fun and I fell in love.
Baseball is my favorite sport to shoot, hands down. My only complaint is I wish I could physically be closer to the action, but I'll take what I can get-- I aint tryna get hit with any baseballs. Shooting baseball is very relaxing and therapeutic (if you will) for me. The pace of the game, the routine/habits, the process, the camaraderie, all of it just really resonates with me and calms me down. I LOVE SHOOTING BASEBALL. Sometimes it's hard because you get stuck in a slump and feel like you're just taking the same photos over and over again, but I like the challenge of showing up to the same place repeatedly and trying to get different results. Sometimes I'm successful and sometimes I'm definitely not. Anyhow, here are some of my favorite shots from the past week of baseball:
Thanks for looking-- I'm sure there will be plenty more baseball pictures coming in the future (especially with Opening Day just a week away now!!!!)!