Brad Smith, the former director of photography at Sports Illustrated, says, “Photo shoot is Latin for “‘problem.’” Problems are relative, of course, but there is something about a photo shoot that seems to generate more than its fair share of hurdles to clear. Overcoming those problems can be one of the most satisfying parts of creating photographs—especially when you’re working with more than 70 of the world’s best athletes at the MLB All-Star Game.
You never know how a day of photography is going to turn out. Some projects can be one challenge after another, while others proceed without a hitch. One thing you never expect is a day of photography that ends with someone almost dying.
This week, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels won the Baseball Writers Association of America Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, receiving all 28 of the possible 28 first place votes. Trout is also the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit 30 homers, steal 45 bases, and score 125 runs […]
Derek Jeter is a lifetime New York Yankee baseball player. He is the only player in history to win both the All-Star Game MVP Award and the World Series MVP Award in the same year and he’s the all-time Yankees hit leader, passing Hall of Fame member Lou Gehrig in 2009. In other words, he’s […]