June 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment
Busy times in Saratoga Springs. Three weeks now, I haven't had a single day off! Get's a bit crazy after a while. But the assignments have been fun. Look for work in the Saratogian, The Scene, Ballston Spa Life and Hamilton County News.
Don't get me wrong however; I love my job. I knew that I had gone into the right field about a month into my full time gigging as a photographer. I was hired to shoot a show that I would have gone to and shot for free. It's an experience to be a a photographer. Quite often you're granted carte blanche - you get to go wherever you want.
This shot is one of my favorites from the track -
It's another that is a behind the scenes. Take this one from a race slightly earlier
It's good, but not great. The difference? Take a look at the background. This is what viewers at the track get to see. All the cars, outhouses and other muck. You don't notice it live - your focus is on whether horse-glue sally is going to pull out the win with Jockey Elmer on her back. But it makes a world of difference in a photo, where your eye has time to survey the whole scene, and you're not wondering whether you just lost ten bucks. But with a little piece of track issued plastic (the track is a little more strict), a walk like you own the place and a quick nod to the security guard as you pass, you get to shoot with the stalls in the background. Great isn't it?
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