January 22, 2009

A Beautiful Day for a Swim

As I was shooting a swim meet at Cal State Northridge last week, I was thinking about some of the similarities between sports photography and wedding photography -- dealing with colorful personalities and moments that only happen once.

A wedding is full of details and moments that make that particular wedding unique and special. I love the challenge of finding those moments and capturing them. Likewise, sports are filled with moments that happen only once. You can’t ask a player to go back and make that 28-foot, game-winning three-pointer again. The moment passes and it’s gone. You either got it -- or you missed it. There’s nothing in between.

Here are some shots from the swim meet. By the way, one of the great things about living in Southern California is that you can watch an outdoor swim meet in the middle of January while wearing shorts and basking in 85-degree heat. Enjoy the weather. --Braden



    as always :)

    see you soon Braden

  2. Thanks Frank. I appreciate it!