There are some games I photograph that go my way and others, not so much.The Detroit Lions victory of the Dolphins went my way. I won’t lie it was probably my best game of the season. So much so that my photos are plastered all over the social media accounts of the Detroit Lions.
The saying that every week in the NFL is different is true. The Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets game couldn’t have been the complete opposite of the Dolphins vs. Titans game just two weeks ago. This game had big plays on both sides of the ball, an injury to major player for the Dolphins and not to mention the 14 point come from behind victory the Dolphins had over their hated rivals, the Jets.
The Miami Hurricanes vs Georgia Tech game was filled with last minute drama as the Canes came back to win the game with a last minute field goal by kicker Michael Badgley. Of course how can one forget the torrential downpour in the 4th quarter that made the field and surrounding sidelines a gigantic kiddie pool. In theory it was just a typical day in the life of a Miami sports photographer.
With the NBA season a mere weeks away from starting, the Miami Heat held their media day at the American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat media day is the unofficial start to the NBA season where players and coaches hold interviews with various media outlets as well as pose for their official portraits. It does feel good to know that basketball is right around the corner.
Week 2 of the NFL preseason brings me the opportunity to photograph the Miami Dolphins vs the Baltimore Ravens. It was another hot and humid night at the Hard Rock Stadium. Hell, even my camera was sweating as I photographed the action between the two teams.
When you’re a Miami sports photographer you really never have an off or down season. There is always something to photograph sports wise. My latest assignment has been to photograph the Miami FC soccer club. This would be my first time photographing soccer, so I was really excited about it.
It’s hard to fathom that the end of the college football season arrived as quickly as it did. I was just getting use to my Saturdays being spent on the field photographing games. Lucky for me that my last game of the season I was able to photograph the Miami Hurricanes beat the Duke Blue Devils on Senior Day at Hard Rock Stadium.
After a heartbreaking loss to the Florida State Seminoles a week earlier, it was hard to predict how the game and the game photos from the Hurricanes and the Tar Heels would turn out. Turns out the Hurricanes played like the weather before the game, lousy. Back to back losses are never good for a Miami Hurricanes team and the fans let the team know about it.
There is only one game a season I look forward to, the Florida State game. The atmosphere is different. The crowds are bigger, louder and rowdier. It’s the perfect game to photograph and the only downside to this game was that the Miami Hurricanes lost a heartbreaker to the Florida State Seminoles.