2013 UW Invitational Track and Field meet

Last week I traveled down to Seattle with WWU's track and field team to UW's invitational. We left campus at 7:15 a.m., and after a nice sleepy drive down, we were ready to go. I had never shot track before, but I came prepared with a schedule of events and who was competing in what. The most difficult part of photographing track and field was that an event may start at 10 a.m. but WWU's athlete didn't take his/her turn for two hours. I didn't think taking the actual photographs was too hard to make because WWU's sports information just wants clean, clear pictures of their athletes. The fear in the back of my mind that I was missing an important athlete's event kept me from shooting more, and being more creative. Sometimes I only had one chance to make of them in action. Most of my favorite shots came from other teams when I had time to experiment.  I think most running events tend to be pretty boring to photograph but with so much going on, in such a confined space, I wouldn't mind going back or to another track and field meet. But this invitational definitely helped to prepare me for WWU's invitational. Light - NPPA week 2

Universities compete at UW's 2013 invitational, Saturday, Jan. 24.

Universities compete at UW's 2013 invitational, Saturday, Jan. 24.

Universities compete at UW's 2013 invitational, Saturday, Jan. 24.

Universities compete at UW's 2013 invitational, Saturday, Jan. 24.

Universities compete at UW's 2013 invitational, Saturday, Jan. 24.

Universities compete at UW's 2013 invitational, Saturday, Jan. 24.

 

Universities compete at UW's 2013 invitational, Saturday, Jan. 24.