It had been a while since I photographed sports, a type of photography that is very fun, exciting and challenging to shoot. I recently became a freelance sports photographer for ASI (Action Sports International) and the 2010 IronKids National Championship right here in St. Petersburg was my first gig with them. I had a good first experience with ASI, though I used their memory cards and have not seen any of the fruit of my labor (hence only the shoddy iPhone 4 photo above). It was a very strange experience to come home after 9! hours of shooting and not be able to see a single image. It seems I can make a request to have some of my photos and I will definitely be following up on that. I took over 2,000 shots after all!
Things I learned from shooting my first triathlon:
- I did not know how to spell triathlon before
- having both parents as triathletes tends to produce a winning triathlete son/daughter
- standing in the middle of the road with kids whizzing by on road bikes on both sides does not phase me
- your monopod is really your best photography friend
I get my next triathlon photography chance on November 13th in Clearwater for the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3.