2013 NFC Championships – Seahawks vs 49ers

All I have to say is “Wow! What an experience!”

This past Sunday (Jan 19th) I entered through the media entrance of CenturyLink stadium prepared (and a little nervous) to photograph one of the biggest events in my short photography career, the NFC Championship game between NFC West rivals, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

The nervousness quickly dissipated with the job at hand and the game started. As for my assignment, this game was a little different in two ways. The first, we (USA Today Sports) had a photo editor and memory card runners. This allowed me to continuously shoot the game without worrying about running into the photo room to transmit images. Second, USA Today Sports had flown up two addition photographers so that we had full game coverage. We had a total of 4 photographers, two were assigned to the sidelines and two, including me, were assigned to the end zones. That way we had all four corners covered.

Although I didn’t roam as much as I would normally during a game, I still ended up shooting twice as many photos as I would in a normal game assignment, almost 2600 to be exact.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the Seattle Seahawks 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

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2013 NFL Playoff Game – Seahawks vs Saints

Well it’s official, I have photographed my first NFL playoff game.

This past Saturday I was assigned to photograph the NFL playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints in what would be a very rainy and windy game.

In the end the Seahawks defeated the Saints 23-15. With the win, I will be now photographing my first NFC Championship game this Sunday as the Seahawks face NFC West rivals, the San Francisco 49ers with the winner heading to New York for the Superbowl.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the game.

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December 22nd, 2013 – NFL Football – Seahawks vs Cardinals

Sunday I was assigned to photograph the Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinal NFL football game in Seattle. This was a very important game for both teams as Arizona is playing to stay alive in playoff hunt and Seattle was playing for the divisional title and home field advantage during the playoffs. Arizona came away with the victory defeating Seattle 17-10, the first home lost for Seattle in 14 games. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the misty game.

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