Week 2 had more rain than healthy for my camera, and Week 3 was Easter, but today I bring you the long-awaited “Week 4” photos from the UltiNY Spring Club League! I didn’t have as many photographs during this week as I would have liked. I found that photographing while playing was difficult. If there aren’t enough subs, I tend to be on the field a lot, which is fine by me as I did pay to play. I find it is one of the hardest things about being a photographer for me: being outside of the fun. It’s obvious that you’re not a part of the festivities for certain things (i.e. if you’re hired to photograph a wedding, you don’t do the YMCA), but in a situation like this, the real question is how do you create the equilibrium?
I’ve decided I need to work out a system for myself, so the next few weeks will be all about balancing the need to be a member of the team and a need to chronicle the league. Our team has been trying a new method where one person is in charge of telling every player when to come on and off the field, usually for two or more points. If I sub out for two points, I will photograph during the first point. During the second point, I’ll cheer on my team. I’ll let you know how it goes in my next post!
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