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So, had to share that this week I achieved my first cover of Sports Illustrated with a type of photo I did not really expect to be my first as a 'sports photographer'...but one I shoot often (and more people should). As you can see below it's a fairly simple image that fits the mood of the story. Too often sports shooters are focused on-field and miss many other moments that happen often.

It was also a shot taken several hours before the actual game during an afternoon workout - sometimes it pays to get to a place early and look around... In fact, this was taken on a pretty tight angle through a chain-link fence from the area accessible to the public - so the whole 'Must. Have. Credential' doesn't always hold true too (but, yes, it helps).

Anyway, just wanted to share a little encouragement to keep looking off the field to tell a story while on that quest for peak action. (And, yes, to share a bit of my excitement...)







Aug 04, 2013 at 01:26 PM
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Mike….that's sweet news and big congrats on your first cover. And your story and advice is such sound and solid advice for sports photog's to consider. There is so much that happens outside the lines of play that is photo and print worthy. Scouting the are and head on a swivel is a must.

Again….congratulations and nice work.

Frank



Aug 04, 2013 at 02:42 PM
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Congrats on the cover and having the eye to find the shot.


Aug 04, 2013 at 05:02 PM
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Way to go, amazing how something so simple can go such a long way!



Aug 04, 2013 at 05:39 PM
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Congrats Mike, Great capture that tells the story .

Good on you for editing and making that image a keeper.

Bryan



Aug 04, 2013 at 08:47 PM
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good job Mike, and to many more

Andy



Aug 04, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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Mike, been meaning to drop a "well done", so "well done"!



Aug 05, 2013 at 12:56 AM
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Sweet shot, Mike- would it be safe to say that it's even more of an accomplishment to make an SI cover with any image that isn't an action shot? It's looking like Arod's puckering up in preparation to kiss it all good bye...

Congrats man!



Aug 05, 2013 at 02:45 AM
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WOW... this is great


Aug 05, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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Congrats and thanks for the advice (reminder), that the best shots are not always action shots. Good job getting there early enough to find and shoot the image.

Bill



Aug 05, 2013 at 12:58 PM
 

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Congrats


Aug 05, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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Congrats. That issue is sitting on my desk at this moment.


Aug 05, 2013 at 07:28 PM
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Thanks all. Much appreciated. And, svopen - I'm jealous. Apparently SI decided that Florida would care more about "Johnny Football" and mailed me that regional cover instead...I was a bit gutted when I opened my mailbox. Thankfully I have friends hooking me up.


Aug 05, 2013 at 08:51 PM
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Good stuff, Mike. Congratulations!


Aug 06, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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Congratulations!

Yes, I wouldn't need credentials to shoot this shot, but if I did get such a shot, I wouldn't know what to do with it. Chances of SI noticing my shot is nil-to-none.



Aug 06, 2013 at 01:49 AM
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your cover was certainly mailed all over California, just got my copy. congrats!!


Aug 06, 2013 at 06:33 AM
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congrats that must feel pretty amazing!


Aug 06, 2013 at 01:15 PM
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Very cool, Mike. Congratulations, and great shot.


Aug 06, 2013 at 02:11 PM
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Congratulations.

Good timing.



Aug 06, 2013 at 07:19 PM
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Well deserved Mike. Good for you.

It pays to look outside the action.

Marty



Aug 07, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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