York Lions Homecoming-September 20, 2014
York Lions v.s. McMaster Marauders
McMaster 49 – York 2
Well what can I say, it was the first time I ever shot a football game. I was in Toronto that weekend and had a Sports assignment due the end of the weekend. So why not try my hand at learning how to shoot American Football. Normally I cover news, From General News to Breaking News.
I got ahold of York Lions Media Relations and was fortunate enough to get a Media Pass last minute. Anyhow, I got to york university about an hour before the game to pick up my pass and be briefed on where I’m allowed to go and shoot. The media coordinator pointed me to talk to security on the sidelines.
“Shoot anywhere on the sidelines, just don’t end up inside the end zone” Pretty straight forward for the most part.
Anyhow, I wasn’t the only photographer there, there were 2 shooters for York, 1 for McMaster, and 1 for some Local daily. So I pretty much shadowed them in the first half until I got into the swing of things after half-time.
Gear I Used-
-Canon 7D Mark I
-Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO
-Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
-Manfrotto 681B Monopod
-Newswear Documentary vest
I found there was a lot of walking and anticipating where the play was going to go, but it was a huge learning experience on using the Canon 300mm and isolating the players in action.
Yeah, it was quite a fun, challenging, new experience to shoot football. As well as some of my shot’s were featured in The Pioneer in the feature Homecoming section…G