Do you know what rhymes with Easter? Baseball. Baseball rhymes with Easter. Ok maybe it doesn’t, but that didn’t stop me from photographing the Nationals vs Marlins on Easter weekend.
With the arrival of the new year comes the prerequisite list of changes we all want to make. Some people want to lose weight while others want to start a new job or learn a new hobby. It feels like every year we all have the same resolutions or goals and after a month or so, those goals become a memory like the previous year. I’m guilty of this too. Every year I want to stop procrastinating. Of course I usually start sometime around late March or early April. Achieving your goals doesn’t happen overnight and if you don’t properly plan you’re basically setting yourself up for failure.
The Miami Beach art deco scene is a guilty pleasure I have when I visit the beach. The geometrically shaped building dripping with vibrant colors piques my interest every time. The buildings created back in the 1920’s and 30’s juxtaposed against the modern scenes of today makes Miami Beach what it is. The old sprinkled in with the new.
It’s been an interesting season so far for me shooting for the NFL. I already photographed the longest game in NFL history and I photographed an unbearable hot game against Oakland. Now I had the opportunity to photograph an overtime game where the Miami Dolphins beat the Chicago Bears in overtime.
The friendly match of Colombia vs. Venezuela at Hard Rock Stadium on September 7th was just the latest match of international soccer being played in the US. Sponsored by CMN Sports and Relevant marketing, the Colombia vs. Venezuela match was a highly anticipated one. Fans from both sides flocked to Hard Rock Stadium dressed in their team colors and I was there to capture it all.
The December night air was brisk and teeming with anticipation. The scent of different meats cooking on open flames engrossed the stadium parking lots. A sea of red, blue, teal and orange jerseys converged on Hard Rock Stadium; here to witness the impending battle of two NFL teams that harkens back to the old, Roman gladiator days. Monday night football has it’s own unique aura about it. It’s own mystique where legends and heroes are created. And then there is me, a sports photographer photographing the Patriots, my hometown team, against the Miami Dolphins for Monday night supremacy.
There is no better way to kick off the 2017 football season than by photographing some NFL preseason action between the Miami Dolphins and the Atlanta Falcons. It always feels good to step onto the field and soak in all the sights and sounds the Hard Rock Stadium produces. As a sports photographer there is nothing like photographing football especially NFL football. Throwing on that NFL Media vest is such an honor to partake in and I enjoy every second of it.
When a client hires you for a commercial photography assignment it goes either two ways for me. One would be where the client constantly changes their mind about what they’re looking for, the direction etc. and it’s a battle trying to get the shots they want because they don’t know what they want. The second would be like CKO Kickboxing where in their brief they had the location, the shot list, samples of the look they wanted and all the models were on time and ready to go when I arrived. When the client is this well prepared it makes any photographer’s job easy. All I had to do was show up and shoot the brief that was provided.
When my wife told me she booked us on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas I was a little apprehensive at first. A Disney cruise filled with screaming kids is what I pictured in my mind, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Cruising on the Disney Magic was truly a magical experience and I’m so ready to book our next Disney cruise.