My Favorite Football Shots From The 2013 Season
First, A 90-Second Recap:
I shot four fewer games this year than last year, even with my season credentials for shooting the Buc’s home games for Zuma Press. I picked up a few other games when the Buc’s were on the road, including two Falcons games (one against the Bucs); a Titans game in Jacksonville, plus the Broncos/Chiefs out in Denver and the Eagles/Cowboys in Texas.
Here are the teams I got to shoot this season:
- Tampa Bay Bucs
- Tennessee Titans
- Miami Dolphins
- Arizona Cardinals
- Washington Redskins
- Atlanta Falcons
- Denver Broncos
- New Orleans Saints
- San Francisco 49ers
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Buffalo Bills
- Dallas Cowboys
- Philadelphia Eagles
There’s only ONE single NFL team left I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot yet: The Baltimore Ravens.
As we’re kicking off this New Year, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favorite shots from this past season. All of them pretty much taken with the same set-up: 2 camera bodies: both Canon 1Dxs (truly amazing for football). Main lens: a 400mm f/2.8 with a 1/4 tele-extender added on, or a 200-400mm f/4 with a built-in 1.4 tele-extender. Second body lens: 70-200 f/2.8 and an 8-15mm fisheye zoom.
My Football Gallery
I was inspired by how the Atlanta Falcon’s coverage of Tony Gonzolaz’s last game, using “Exposure” (a new photo storytelling blogging service with simple on-screen editing [no coding -- all drag-and-drop] that I had signed up for earlier this year when they were in beta). So, all the shots are at this link (the screen shot at the top of this post is the opening shot of my gallery on Exposure):
I’ve written more over at that gallery, and if you get a few minutes, I hope you’ll check it out.
There ya have it —-my favorite shots from this season
Thanks to everybody who tolerated all my football posts once again this season and to everybody who supported me throughout the year with your kind comments. I love sharing what I pick up from these games (good and bad), and it’s been really fun having you all along with me for the ride. :)