February 23, 2018
I Can Check This
By: John A. Carlos II
There is a first time for everything, and this was my first photographing hockey!
It was late in the evening, last Friday when out of the blue a friend of mine text me, the text was simple and to the point, the post read "do you want to photograph the South Carolina Vs. Clemson game tomorrow night at 9 pm" my response in my head was "F" Ya!!! " After seeming endless flurry of texts back and forth, "I said see there."
Both of us had never taken photos at a hockey game before that night, what followed was an unexpected night of debauchery that couldn't be captured... The raucous crowd threw insults, in all directions and on all sides.
The night was a huge success for me, not so much for my Alma mater, South Carolina. The game was rout for the Gamecocks being defeated handily on their home ice by the score of 7-0.
Towards the end of the second period, the game began to slow down for me. I stopped just following the puck willie nilly, and started to grasp on where the best image could come, based on my view of the game, this is when I started to have fun.
I still missed my fair share of images that I may have captured with more experience... But hey, we have to start somewhere, and the only way to get experience is to just to go out and shoot.
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