To The Face

A) This is my first attempt at a GIF. B) I have a very, very slow framerate, so it’s the motion is chunky, obviously. C) Gspurning is a top-quality goalkeeper, so this is entirely unfortunate. He had to take a moment on the ground after, and yet got the save as well.

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Not The Usual

When I shoot weddings, I try to shoot them like I would a news assignment. As Patrick knows, Chip Litherland is pretty good at this stuff. Still working on finding more art and style in my shooting, but I did like this one from the wedding I shot last weekend. She’s the flower girl, and the bride’s then soon-to-be stepdaughter. Throughout the day I think she might have been more excited than the bride.

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Utes defeat Cal Bears, Tory Wilson scores perfect 10

Just finished up editing the meet tonight at the Huntsman Center. Pretty crazy to witness a perfect 10. The Utes haven’t had one since 2008, so it was a pretty big deal, in addition to posting their highest score of the season, cracking 197. Big scores all across the board. But for me, I was actually pretty happy with my take. Here are a few…

Utah Utes junior NANSY DAMIANOVA performs on the uneven bars during their Pac-12 meet against the California Golden Bears at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Damianova won the event with a score of 9.875 as Utah beat Cal 197.050 to 192.650.

Utah Utes junior NANSY DAMIANOVA performs on the uneven bars during their Pac-12 meet against the California Golden Bears at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Damianova won the event with a score of 9.875 as Utah beat Cal 197.050 to 192.650.

NCAA Gymnastics 2013 - Utah defeats Cal 197.05 to 192.65

Utah Utes sophomore GEORGIA DABRITZ performs her dismount from the beam during their Pac-12 meet against the California Golden Bears at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Dabritz won the event with a score of 9.9 and Utah beat Cal 197.050 to 192.650.

NCAA Gymnastics 2013 - Utah defeats Cal 197.05 to 192.65

Utah Utes junior LIA DEL PRIORE performs her floor routine during their Pac-12 meet against the California Golden Bears at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Del Priore scored a 9.75 in the event and Utah beat Cal 197.050 to 192.650.

NCAA Gymnastics 2013 - Utah defeats Cal 197.05 to 192.65

Utah Utes sophomore BECKY TUTKA performs her floor routine during their Pac-12 meet against the California Golden Bears at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Tutka scored a 9.925 and Utah beat Cal 197.050 to 192.650.

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My 2012

Sports heavy, yes. Light on news, yes. Highly enjoyed and grateful for what I did this year, though it didn’t end the way I thought it would, yes. Photos here.

Some of my favorite photos from 2012.

Some of my favorite photos from 2012.

Photo usage

Has anybody else ever come across something like this in the freelance world? The PAC-12 put together a highlight vid of Top 5 Dunks of the Week in the conference, and I noticed the photo I shot of Jason Washburn is being used as the vid teaser photo without credit or anything on their homepage. Should I be concerned with this at all? Or is it a not a big enough deal to worry about kind of thing? I’m leaning toward the latter, but thought I’d throw it out there…

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UPDATE: Here’s my image overlay. And I just spoke with my wire, there have been no downloads of this photo and the conference is not a client of my wire agency.

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Griff Nailed It

This post is for throwin’ kudos to Griff, who needs no kudos, because he does it all the time, but it was good for me to be side by side and see the dramatic difference certain little things can make in a photo. The images below are what I shot in the moment, and Griff’s A1 photo nailed it; a combination of all the important, story-telling elements in one stronger frame. It was a good miss for me, won’t do it again :)

A Utah sweater and patch rest on a chair near the Utah bench in honor of the late Utah coach RICK MAJERUS while the Utes watch a tribute video on the big screen overhead before the beginning of their game against the Boise State Broncos at the Jon M. Huntsman Center Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Utah won the game 76-55.


The Utah Utes bench honor a moment of silence for the late Utah coach RICK MAJERUS before the beginning of their game against the Boise State Broncos at the Jon M. Huntsman Center Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Utah won the game 76-55.

Griff’s photo here.