Sunday, May 6, 2007

Men's Lacrosse: Maryland vs Yale

The Terps took on the Yale Bulldogs on Sunday at Byrd Stadium in front of a packed crowd. It was senior day and so a lot of people came out to see the seniors off. The pace of the game was set in the opening 5 minutes of play with the Terps jumping out to a 4-0 lead.

It was a good shoot today. It was cloudy and I think that helped the exposure. When it's really sunny and the players wear white jerseys it's difficult to get a proper exposure. But when it's cloudy there's sufficient light to get fast shots but not too much light to overexpose.

This was my first shoot in Byrd Stadium during the day. I shot another Men's Lacrosse game but that was at night and it was before I had my 2x TC. I was hoping to get down onto the field but didn't have much luck at all. The recruits entrance to Byrd was locked shut and the CSC staff were searching people's camera bags. When they saw the size of my lens they shuffled me over to a desk that had a list of player's family members that were coming with camera equipment. Fortunately they just waved me on, but it was impossible for me to get down onto the field.

In retrospect I don't think it made too big of a difference. I was able to sit in the front row of the stands and that was only about 20 feet behind the other photographers on the field. It was kind of difficult to frame the shots tho because the people on the field kept getting in my way.

Greg was there shooting and he had an assistant he was mentoring. During half time I had a chance to talk with them and I found out that there's a group in Baltimore you can register with as an assistant and then you'll be called when a professional photographer needs some help. He mentioned that Washington DC has a similar program. I might look into that because the seasons are rapidly closing at Maryland and I'll have the entire summer off unless I can find some more places to shoot.


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