These days photographers need to be well versed in more than just photography, which is why I ended up with more gear than I could carry at the ballpark on Saturday night. I had my camera, three lenses, two flashes, a light stand, an umbrella, my tripod, a large fill card, two super clamps, a sound recorder and a wireless microphone. What I really needed was an assistant, but I digress.
I was at McCrary Park in Asheboro to tell the story of Fang, the Copperhead’s mascot, for my final project in Small Format. I needed still pictures, ambient sound, and an interview with my subject to put together the video. As I have found over and over this semester, people are so willing to help me with projects, and the Copperheads are no exception!
After gathering the sound and images on Saturday, I spent Sunday putting my video together. It’s no masterpiece, but I really enjoyed the process and I can’t wait to make more videos! Below are some of my favorite pictures from Saturday.
Many thanks to Dakota Patterson, Fang himself, for being such a willing subject.
Baseball, one of the major assignments for Small Format, is due today. I attended 11 games over more than a month! That’s hundreds upon hundreds of baseball pictures, all in search of peak action. At one point during the weeks leading up to this due date, our teacher said that when there are no base runners he will focus his lens on the batter. And with that little piece of advice I was able to capture this intimate moment between the catcher and the unsuspecting batter. I didn’t submit this for my assignment, but I did print a copy for my teacher at his request.
Hi Dad! I don’t know how you know about getting what is called a pitcher ISO but you do. One of the photographs for the baseball project needs to be a pitcher with the ball just off his fingers, and this is the best one I’ve got so far.
Thomasville’s Tyler Brosius pitches during the second inning in a game at Finch Field on June 5, 2013. Brosius was later drafted 643rd overall by the Atlanta Braves in the 21st round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. (Photo by Mandy Powers)
I’ll miss hanging out with you on Father’s Day, Dad. Hope you have a great day!
One of our major projects for the summer semester is the baseball project. We have six weeks to capture a variety of action shots, a picture of the pitcher, and an Americana shot. I’ve been to two games so far and it is both really hard and super fun. We are lucky as students to 1) have access to super big 300mm 2.8 lenses and 2) be allowed to attend the Asheboro Copperhead’s games for free!