Category: Sports

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TeamUSA Women’s Sled Hockey Team vs. the Phoenix Coyotes

Spent the afternoon at a friendly scrimmage between the TeamUSA Women’s Sled (or is it Sledge) Hockey Team and the Phoenix Coyotes. The ladies are preparing for the Paralympics in 2 years. I opted to sit up high and shoot through the netting. Pretty happy with the results using the 400mm f2.8. Players: Brynn Duncan…




2015 Parapan Games – Toronto

Spent 7 days photographing so many sports for Sports-n-Spokes magazine and the US Paralympic Committee.  Great city, great weather, amazing events. Table Tennis – Always a favorite as the action and facial expressions are together. Wheelchair Basketball – Quite a letdown. Team USA blew out everyone in both men’s and women’s competition. They’ll be the…




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Paralympic Athletes Gather for 2015 Desert Challenge

I think Ive photographed the Desert Challenge Games now for 6-7 years.It is a great two days of photographing a lot of athletes striving to make it to the upper levels of adaptive track & field competition. This year AzDS really upped the ante and moved the show to Arizona State University in Tempe. The…



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Paratriathlon Photo (plus a bit of Photoshop)

I all but hate working in photoshop. It is a chore for me. Im not good at it and I usually dont like the results. But after I photographed Allysa Seely, a Team USA Paratriathlon competitor last year I began to develop this image I wanted to create of her. I knew it couldnt be…




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Oh For The Love of Team Shots

If there’s a dread in my life it’s the call for doing team photos. Nobody want to be there, nobody enjoys it. Nobody likes the photos. But yet every year, the call goes out. Sure enough one guy was a no show, so I opted to shoot individual shots and composite them together. By using…



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Matching the Image to the Story

So a ways back there was a story about ‘Young Guns‘ within the world of Paralympics.  It included Chuck Aoki who is a top Wheelchair Rugby Paralympic athlete.  The story highlighted his talent, drive and cheerful personality – which is all true.  The (slight) problem I had with the story is that the cover shot…




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Who Put That Net in My Shot?

Getting good photos of athletes in the heat of competition are usually about luck.  But knowing where to be when the action is about to happen comes from practice.  Knowing I’ll be photographing a few tennis matches this summer, I showed up at a practice session to try out some lenses and get an idea…




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Paratriatlon at Tempe Lake

Paratriathlon is a new paralympic sport. It will debut in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, Brazil. And these days many athletes are scrambling to qualify for Team USA in one of the five categories for the various types of disabilities. And so there I was on a bright early Sunday morning in Tempe, Arizona getting…



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Adaptive Tia Chi Magazine Cover Shot

Very happy to see a photograph of mine used by PN Magazine for their September edition. Erie Chun plays for Team USA Parlympic Wheelchair Rugby team. We see each other at SpoFit quite a bit. So when the magazine editor called and wanted a photo of someone to go with a Tia Chi story, I…




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Allysa Seely and SpoFit’s Paralympic Paratriathlon Clinic

  The Paratriathlon is an adaptation of triathlon competition.  It will first be held as a Paralympic event at the 2016 Summer Paralympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Allysa Seely (learn more about her here) is a top ranked competitor who resides in Phoenix.  She was kind enough to sit in on a photo session and let SpoFit…