Monthly Archives: March 2009

Archive is now up!

I’ve spent a lot of time wavering on whether or not I should start an archive site to house the various projects and assignments I’ve shot along the way. I finally decided to take the plunge and upgraded my Photoshelter account, beefing it up with a bunch of new features as well.

Freelance work gives me the freedom that comes with owning the copyrights to all my work. I’m noticing that an important component to a lot of the high school sports I’ve shot comes in the form of secondary print sales. One of the benefits of having my Photoshelter account is that E-Commerce is integrated, so I can streamline the process of dealing with clients, getting them their prints — as well as licensing for commercial and editorial clients — that much faster. I’m excited to see how well this works!

Here’s a screenshot of what I’m working with. Click on through and check it out!

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Hoopalooza

Shooting six games in one day is a lot of basketball…

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Hoopdee

Shot my first basketball of the season yesterday. Hard to believe that it’s been that long, since the last time I shot basketball was at the Florida state championships last year. This time, it was the Massachusetts sectionals, with schools from their respective regions competing for a chance to play in the state Final Four at the Boston Garden.

I shot three games in a row. Haven’t done that since the Big Ten Tourney in 2005. At least it gave me plenty off time to shake the rust off!

My branch was the South sectional at UMass Boston. Pretty dimly lit gym (f/2.8, 1/500 sec @ ISO 1600). Reminded me of my college days!

This first shot is from my first game of the day — Cardinal Spellman vs. Archbishop Williams (no idea where either of these schools are)

Archbishop Williams forward Alex Knowles, left, gives a bear hug to guard Aidan Duquette after beating Cardinal Spellman, 40-37, to win the MIAA Division 3 Sectional Finals on March 7, 2009.

Archbishop Williams forward Alex Knowles, left, gives a bear hug to guard Aidan Duquette after beating Cardinal Spellman, 40-37, to win the MIAA Division 3 Sectional Finals on March 7, 2009.

One from the boys final. Abington was down big after the first half, but came back in the second half to win by double digits.

Abington center Chris Tighe goes up for a layup against Scituate center Sean McCarthy and forward Pat Collins (5) at the MIAA Division 3 Sectional Championships on March 7, 2009.

Abington center Chris Tighe goes up for a layup against Scituate center Sean McCarthy and forward Pat Collins (5) at the MIAA Division 3 Sectional Championships on March 7, 2009.

And here’s one from the last game I shot for the day. Notre Dame Academy came back from being seriously outmatched in the first half to win it.

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Notre Dame Academy's Lauren McClelland, facing, hugs Catherine Kennedy after they beat Walpole, in background, 53-50, to win the MIAA Division 2 Sectional Championships on March 7, 2009.

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