I am a contract photographer covering San Antonio Spurs and University of Texas for 2011-2012 season. I am available for assignment and able to travel & transmit on deadline. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your coverage needs. Images on this blog can be licenced for editorial use.
I was assigned cover feature story on Becky Hammon, the ex-WNBAer who became the first woman to join an NBA coaching staff. Covered home game on Sunday and interview on Monday. I did quick portrait session with her before an interview.
It’s been a really really long season for San Antonio Spurs. I am sure most of the Spurs fans won’t forget last years Finals. My photo editor handed me hard drive containing all the photos I took after game 5. Wow I didn’t think I took this many photos. Problems with covering big events like this is that I rarely get to look at my work. Well, I managed to select some of my favorite photos:
During the Finals I work with USA Today Sports team including myself 3 photographers, 3 photo editors and 3 card runner/assistant
We all showed up ridiculously early and stayed late. Lot of hard work but at the end it was all worth it.
Spent last three days covering 2014 March Madness San Antonio. Love college basketball – extreme intensity excitement and reactions. My favorite shot was Iowa State Cyclones guard DeAndre Kane’s game winning shot against North Carolina with 1.8 sec left. Here’s my favorite shot:
Covered Spurs vs Jazz late Sunday basketball game. I knew this was not a high interest game and though I wanted to try something different. I was move all over the places in at&t center arena photographed mostly with 200-400mm lens. I also used one remote – post basket down low. Nothing too excited about the basketball game but I got what I wanted.
Short drive to Austin, Texas to cover Texas longhorns vs TCU frogs NCAA basketball game. My shooting position was not so great. I prefer close to the basket (for NBA) and any corders of the court (for NCAA). Anyways, I used a floor remote – 1D Mark IV + 20 2.8 lens for wide shot. I mostly shot with 70-200 for near court and 200-400 for far court & coaches. Here”s some of my photos from Texas vs TCU game
Photographed boxing matches at Alamodome – loft of them. My back still hurts but it was a great game especially the last & main event Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Bryan Vera. I wasted to use 5D Mark III + 24-105 which would give me nice focal range but it 1. does not have frame per second I need 2. 24-105 F4 is not as sharp as 24-70 (mark II). I thought 1D Mark IV (1.3 crop factor) and 24-70 would be ideal. I love tight action shots with 70-200 but it’s often too tight. I love using prime lens for boxing – 24 mm, 50 mm etc but since it was HBO televised game, I knew I gonna have plenty of available light. Here’s some of my shots from yesterday.
Photographed Michigan baseball preseason game for the Big 10. University of Michigan wanted feature type of photos as well as some action shots. Lots of die hard Wolverine fans. Players seemed to enjoyed their invitational game. Photographed 95% of photos using my 200-400 F4 lens even at night (first day double header game ended around 1:30 AM if i remember correctly).