For the most part, 2011 was a pretty good year for me. I got my first staff photographer gig, survived a Wyoming winter, shot a rodeo, dressed like a cowboy for two weeks straight and got the opportunity to work on a long-term picture story. Can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for me. I put together a complete “2011 Year in Pictures” gallery that includes 100 shots in chronological order. But if you don’t feel like spending 30 minutes looking at photos, here are my 10 favorite frames from this year:
Year in Review
One thing that I noticed in my sports pictures this year in comparison to years past was how tight I shot everything. Through college and my internships, I usually shot sports with a 300 mm lens on a full-frame camera, and now I’m shooting sports with a 400 mm lens on a crop-body camera. For example, the second image below is not cropped. Equipment along with the fact that our paper encourages us to shoot large faces contributed to the change in my sports pictures. Here are my 10 favorite sports pictures from this year:
Just like most photographers, I shoot a ton of sports. This year was no exception. Compared to the past few years, it seems like I shot a wider variety of sports this year than usual. I shot a few sports I had never photographed before including hockey, golf and soccer. So continuing with the year in review posts, here are my 15 favorite sports shots from this year.
It’s been a pretty good year for me. I graduated college, completed three internships and got a job. I also made a few good pictures along the way. Going through my archive recently, I compiled a gallery of the year in pictures that includes 75 photos. It’s a chronological gallery that shows what I’ve been up to this year. Figuring most people wouldn’t want to look at 75 photos, I edited down to my 15 favorites from this year. It’s been a fun year, but I’m very excited to get started in Wyoming in 2011.