Another Saturday afternoon spent at Sunlife Stadium to photograph the University of Miami Hurricanes football team and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Nothing beat college football. The marching bands in the stands supplying the rallying songs, the fans screaming and shouting and don’t forget about the action on the field. Just another glorious Saturday.
In my continuing quest to get credentialed to photograph the Miami Heat games, the Sports Brothers, sports radio hosts and bloggers for all of South Florida sports, got me access to the Miami Heat Media day where the Heat players and coaches meet with the media to discuss the upcoming season. Sure I’m a Celtics fan and their rival is the Miami Heat but to get the chance to photograph the players at the Miami Heat Media day was too good to pass up so I had to put my Celtic pride aside and mingle with the Heat players and photograph them as they gave interviews. Such a tough life I know.
Did you ever get a bad feeling before something even happened or started? I had that feeling when I saw the Savannah State football team warming up for their game against the University of Miami Hurricanes. Those poor kids from Savannah State were too slow and too small to compete with the University of Miami Hurricanes. Hey least they got $350k just to play the Hurricanes.
The Miami Hurricanes vs the Florida Gators. I mean does it get any bigger than that in the 2nd week of the college football season? I would be excited to just watch it on TV, so you could image how hyped up I was that I had the opportunity to be on the sidelines photographing it.
Shooting sports here in the Miami area I’ve been fortunate to learn some valuable lessons while I’ve been shooting. I’ve taken what I’ve learned and turned them into tips for photographing sports. Some tips for photographing sports I have are pretty straight forward and others are little tidbits I’ve picked up from other sports photographers.
Another football season is upon and how glorious it is. Thanks to the Sports Brothers I have another opportunity to photograph the Miami Hurricanes Football games this year at Sunlife Stadium. I’m excited to photograph the Miami Hurricanes this year not because I’ve a huge fan, ok that is a big reason, but because I have the opportunity to photograph some amazing athletes playing the great sport of football.
Are you ready for some football? On Monday July 29th the Miami Dolphins had a training camp scrimmage at Hard Rock Stadium for their season ticket holders and select fans and even though I’m a season ticket holder, I had no plans on attending. That quickly changed with a text from the Sports Bros. who said the had a media pass for me so I could get field access. Field access to the Miami Dolphins training camp scrimmage, um yes please. I quickly changed my plans for the night so I could go take photos of an NFL team practicing.
I’ve been spending the past couple of weeks hanging out at the Gulfstream Park watching the horse races. I know people like to go to the horse races to gamble but I just go to watch the races. One day sitting in the stands I got the idea that I wanted to photograph the races. Mainly I just wanted to photograph the horses as the rounded the last turn with dirt flying behind them.
I won’t lie, I’m really enjoying photographing these UM games. This week’s game was UM vs. Virginia Tech. Two teams that always play hard against each other and also a vital game in the ACC standings. What made it even better was that it was a night game and the temps were in the high ’60s.