What a great time it was shooting Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium here on our own turf. It was just two years ago the AJC Photo crew went to Houston for SBLI to cover the Falcons loss to the Patriots. This time around, from my perch high above the field with a Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM – we came up with some really interesting images. For starters let’s look at the Sports Cover of the AJC below followed by the AJC Front Page next. Avoiding the scrum and the trench perspective, our view from above worked quite well. Let’s scroll through some images – shall we?
The sports action proved to be just as interesting. Clean backgrounds with an unobstructed view
Atlanta Shined as it hosted the two best football teams in the NFL
It was great to be able to shoot the events and the game, but seeing old friends and collegues made the experience that much more. Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, John Filo was in town with CBS who presented the Big Game this year. John is now Vice President of CBS Photography. We met for lunch at Pasta Da Pulcinella in Midtown to catch up with each other. I was an AP stringer back in the day when John ran the AP Bureau in Kansas City. He was my mentor and teacher – and I still shoot sports with the Filo philosphy. So seeing John again really made my week.
Weddings are not always so black & white. When it comes to planning, budget, food, the guest list etc., what starts off as a simple celebration can quickly turn into a quagmire of unforeseen issues. For pictures on the other hand, black and white – is black and white, even when the entire take is shot in color. Yes, there is some creative time involved in wedding post-production with adjustments – but some beautiful results occur there bringing some great results.Ron and Regina were married at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church inRoswell,Georgia. Built just after the turn of the millennia, this is a large church and has a traditional feel to it, without the poor lighting symptoms that plague other older churches. The reception was held at Founders Hall that kicked into high gear with someLouisiana, New Orleans style partying with handkerchiefs, parasols and temporaryfleur-de-lis tattoos.
There are a variety of choices when it comes to how you want your picturesto look. There are some investmentadditions when looking at black and white or tinted photos – but if your photographytastes are suited for these artistic expressions, they are well worth exploring. Just ask me about how we can make your images tailored to your needs.
Weddings bring a whole new experience for children to explore. It is probably their first encounter with pageantry, pomp and circumstance – and they love it! Most of them do……. except the occasional reluctant ring bearer or flower girl. Little girls and boys are amazed at how beautiful the bride looks and stand-off staring in awe at this fairy princess, larger-than-life. The groom – just like in the movies! This usually lasts until the reception, when they discover their dance partner is either the bride or groom and then they have a new playmate. The dance floor becomes a playground and bottled up energy finds its release there. That’s also where a good number of pictures are made at least at most of the Atlanta venues I have been to.
However, great pictures of children can be made throughout the wedding day you just have to be looking for them. As a photojournalist, I’m using a camera to tell a story, looking for all kinds of people, moments and events that mark the day like compass points. Children often bring energy and a sparkle to the day. Nieces, nephews and cousins nowadays are spread all over the United States. It’s important to have these relatives in the mix of your photos because the next time a couple sees them may be months if not years down the road.
There are cute moments, embarrassing moments and just plain beautiful pictures to be made of children.
Having these pictures made in photojournalistic style brings a whole new look and life into these photos – different than a point and shoot grip-n-grin.
Ready to be framed, unique and professional, these photos capture a moment in time of a cherished young face.