Over the years, my own kids have gone in and out of sports, and usually those activities have included the group team photo and individual, take-a-knee shots which we were heavily encouraged to get on a coffee mug, T-shirt or “photo sculpture.”
I have nothing against those photography outfits. They do what they do very well and efficiently.
But the pictures I wanted were from the field: my ultra-competitive son in the thick of the action trying to get a foot on the ball; my daughter grinding out a race. Blow that up and put it on my wall.
Of course, spring reminds me of my favorite sports: golf and baseball — the crack of the bat, the click of the camera.
My sports photography pitch is fairly simple: You can hire me to come shoot an individual athlete or a team. I’ll shoot the action and get you some shots that get you into the game. Your time and budget allowing, we can also work in team and individual athlete photos. I will post the images at my photo sales website where all the team members and their families can choose and purchase their favorite shots.
So, play ball! That’s when I love to start taking pictures.