First Down! - jac2photo

February 22, 2018

First Down!

By: John A. Carlos II

John A. Carlos II

At the start of 2017, I had only ever photographed sports five times. I had a lot of first in one year, first time photographing at Williams-Brice Stadium, for me capturing sports was a fun challenge, I was no stranger to capturing fast motion, but the atmosphere was something I had to overcome.


Everywhere I looked there were photographers with expensive gear, gear that I could only dream of. I thought to myself that it wasn't going to be easy to capture the images with only a 70-200mm lens. But by the end of the season, I had captured some really good images. The thing that I can't get over is how many more images I could've had with a longer lens, also how many images would I missed out on because I had that long lens... it's a conundrum. The moral of the story is the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the lens, you might not capture what the person next to you does, but he's not capturing what you are either.

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Damn even Cocky has better gear than me! LOL!

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