Shooting Photos on the Road
Words and photos by Jordan Megenhardt
A year ago, I had the chance to shoot a day game in San Francisco for the first time, and it was a great experience. So, when the chance arose to go again this season, I was pretty excited.
It was a getaway day, a 12:45 p.m. game, so I woke myself up at 8 a.m. so I could get to the park before most players arrived at 9 a.m.
I was excited, to say the least.
Before the game, I ran around, scouting locations and trying to figure how I could put myself in a position to get the best shots possible. Lucky for me, the game wasn’t being broadcast on TV in Arizona, so there was no camera on the outside the dugout. This left a prime spot open for me to shoot the game.
From that spot, I could see into the dugout without anything in the way, and that would mean an opportunity for some great candid photos of the D-backs.
On the field, it was a great pitchers’ duel for most of the game, so it was a good chance to get some nice stock images of our guys batting and Daniel Hudson throwing. There were some great plays, like Stephen Drew turning a single into a double by legging it out and sliding headfirst into second base under Freddy Sanchez’s tag, and Ryan Roberts making a spectacular throw to first base.
In the end, we lost the game 3-2, and I was sunburned, exhausted, starving and felt like I’d been hit by a truck. But, it was awesome. It was another great experience!
Here are some of my favorites from last Thursday.