Michael Jordan was once asked why he scored so much more than his teammates. His reply went like this:
While television coverage of pro football gets better and better, especially with the advent of network HDTV broadcasts, the sidelines remain jammed with still photographers jockeying for position.
As a photographer, don't you scan the sidelines during football games, looking out for the pro shooters with their huge glass and monopods?
And doesn't it hit home when one gets run over by a beefy running back? As a commercial photographer, most of my work is in the studio, with a bit of location work. In my 20 years of shooting I've been asked to shoot two NFL football games, both times for clients who sponsored the stadiums.
While I wasn't laughed off the field, the working photojournalists on the sidelines of Giants Stadium had no patience for an obvious rookie. I got what I needed, but the experience was pretty intimidating. A tip from a working pro at the game: When the score is made the quarterback usually turns back toward his teammates on the sideline to celebrate--great tip and a great shot of Brett Favre after a score.
What to shoot with? How do you get credentials? Where do I start? All good questions, and the man to answer them was my pal Jim Mahoney at the Boston Herald.
Jim had already run me through the ins and outs of shooting pro baseball at Boston's famed Fenway Park, and his stunning football images have graced the back pages of the Herald for years.
Jim agreed to let me tag along to an NFL game. Like most metro dailies, the Herald shoots every single NFL game--exhibition, regular season, and playoffs. While the game baseball schedule necessitates a single shooter at home games and reliance on the wire services for away games, the short 16 game NFL schedule gets at least one staffer at every single game.
As always, Jim was super helpful. No longer shooting games on a regular basis, Jim had chosen two fine Herald shooters to cover the NFL beat. Since they had the coveted stadium parking pass, I carpooled rather than face the horrors of an NFL Sunday parking fiasco. Getting In And Plugging In As we cruised into the media parking area, I noticed the line of pro shooters waiting for their credentials.
Once we had our field passes it was off to the media center. Like most modern stadiums, Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, has a large modern media room, equipped with T1 Internet connections for all of the local and out of town media.
In the old days the wire services used to develop negative film right on the spot, then scan and transmit over phone lines. Besides the piles and piles of pro camera gear lying about, there were several dozen laptops open and humming, most of them Apple PowerBooks and iBooks, with only a very few Windows-based systems.
The Herald shooters have been given their own little office, which was nothing more than a cement-walled closet with a few tables. Since I was not transmitting my files to a newspaper I didn't need an Internet connection, but hooked up anyway to get the latest on the weather.
As luck would have it the weather was cool, drizzly, and very, very gray. Matthew and Michael brought a bunch of lenses from the Herald's equipment pool.ModelingBasketball FreeThrows shooting at the wrong angle.
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Jan 07, · Unified Codes of Behavior for Soccer Essay Words | 6 Pages Behavior for Soccer Soccer, or football to most of the world, has been one of the oldest sports in the history of the world. The optimum approach angle for maximal limb velocity and ball velocity is ≈º in relation to the direction of the ball path 5.
In terms of injury, the angled approach causes extra tension and the knee and hip; to decrease this risk of injury, a . Perhaps your child is in a soccer program, a friend's kid is on a school softball team, a nephew in high school competes in track, or you're taking your camera to a professional event.
Regardless of the sport, you can do several things to make the best pictures possible. Subtracting the zones of good and moderate shooting success leaves an area that offers poor shooting angles.
This zone forms a triangle bound by the touchline -- as a soccer sideline is called -- the end line, and an imagined diagonal line from the goalpost to the penalty box corner, extended out to the sideline. Starting player starts this soccer drill with a sharp pass to the team-mate who receives the ball outside the stick and dribbles towards the other stick.
Player performs a shot on goal from the outside of the stick with the outside of the foot.