Sports Photography: Seeking Something Different

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in culture, news, photography, sports | No Comments

Last night I had an assignment to photograph Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes as they hosted the Sonoma State Seawolves at Coussoulis Arena.

Earlier in the week, I listened to a podcast/powerpoint interview with Sports Illustrated Director of Photography Steve Fine on Fstoppers.com, courtesy of a Facebook post by friend, blogger extraordinaire, photo editor and former boss Gary B. Miller.  “Show me something different,” Fine repeated many times in the interview, and showed numerous examples.

I went to the game with the idea in mind that as much as time would permit I was going to avoid the typical one-on-one shooting and blocking shots and try to come up with something different.  I think I was moderately successful. The Coyotes were coming off a critical loss to Humboldt State Thursday night, and in my opinion, didn’t look like they were quite ready for this game as they added another loss at home to their season record.

Read Michelle Gardner’s game story in The San Bernardino Sun.

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