Homecoming 2018

September 15, 2018  •  1 Comment

I consider myself so fortunate to be teaching photography at Lake Area Tech. Not only do I get to work with some amazing students and watch them grow and succeed in their photography journeys, but I also am shooting more than I have in a long time. I'm also photographing subjects that I have not had opportunities to shoot in the past or subjects that were not cost effective when I was running my studio.

Here is a great example. Through excellent cooperation between the college and some of the local schools, we have been able to get on-field access to shoot various sporting events. Last evening was Watertown's homecoming game and it is certainly a big event here in our community.

I do not necessarily get to spend all my time shooting, as I want to be available as a resource to my students. Helping them pick their spots, suggesting angles and advising on settings. As much as I love shooting, it is a huge intrinsic reward for me to watch the students work and get great shots. Last evening, I loaned out my gear to a student for the first half as we are down a few pieces of equipment in the program.

However, as you know, there is no greater passion for me than actually making images. So, during the 2nd half of the game, I got my chance. It had been an exciting and competitive game, but sadly in the 2nd half the game started to slip away for the home team. The Arrows in purple suffered their first loss of the season. They played hard until to the end, which is a sign of a great team.  Here are some shots from the 2nd half of the Watertown Arrows vs the Brookings Bobcats. Final score 27-14.

(Hoover cursor over individual photos for player details.)

WHS002Watertown RB - Brett FossumCharging hard toward the end zone.

 

WHS001Brookings QB wrapped upJacob Schoon (11) tackled by Matthew Gines (8) and Sam Stroup (50)

 

WHS004Gang tackleDefenders Hunter Cordell (21), Adam Turbak (55) and Adam Dejong (5) bringing down Brookings runner.

 

Brookings001Waiting on the BlockBrookings wide receiver Preston Helmbolt behind offensive lineman Tucker Christie

 

WHS003Eluding the RushWatertown quarterback, Brandon Florey (11) moving in the pocket looking for an open receiver.

 

Brookings002Racing to the CornerBrookings wide receiver Isaac Oetken (3) trying to get to the corner.

 

Brookings003TouchdownBrooking's wide receiver Jay Wilber catches a pass in the end zone


Comments

Steve(non-registered)
Great dialogue along with the pix. Thoughtful, insightful, and your passion for not only photography but for the young people you are involved with is truly evident. It is a good thing to see. You are the Joe Froehlingsdorf of Watertown...
welcome home, my friend. Welcome home.
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