With the start of the NFL season I thought I would post a few of my favorite photos from when I covered NFL for Southcreek Global Media. I covered the Ravens in 2011 and before I shot the first game I was pretty confident I would be able to get some good photos. After all, I had been covering high school and NCAA football for a few seasons so I knew what to look for, where I got good coverage from, settings, etc.
I was dead wrong. Compared to even NCAA, NFL games are much different. All the players are bigger and much faster, the style of play is very different, and shooting in a stadium with 70000 screaming fans is a lot different than NCAA and not even comparable to a high school game.
After the first game I settled into a rhythm, got used to the speed and game play, and brought my good pair of ear plugs to the stadium. Here are a few of the photos I got while covering the NFL. I shot these with a combination of the D3, D300, 400 f2.8, 300 f2.8, 80-200 f2.8, and 28-70 f2.8.