This was the first full month of shooting sports for the 2014-2015 school year and man was it fun. Four different sports: women's volleyball, women's soccer, softball and football. I've really enjoyed photographing volleyball the most. Especially in the Pac-12 conference which features some of the best women's volleyball teams in the county and almost always takes a significant chunk of the national top ten rankings. The speed and unpredictability of the game is incredible. Tag that on with players who can strike the ball with sniper-like precision and stop the ball from hitting the ground with high-speed, acrobatic dives and you've got one of the most fast-paced sports in the world. Shooting it is challenging—you've got to find the best angles to capture moments while also trying to keep this big net and poles its attached to from obscuring the players and ruining the photo.
I also photographed a Fall softball (exhibition) game and made a few good shots of a bunch of new players as well as the (possibly new?) uniforms for the athletic department. Softball is always fun to cover. Not much of a baseball guy.
Anyway, let's get to some numbers. I created 70.45 GB's of content over the last month, which is a little over 17 GB's more than last month. I shot 6,576 photos but that number doesn't include any photos I might have deleted in camera during the events. I witnessed exactly one pumpkin pie-eating contest where one competitor, representing the Oregon PitCrew, politely ate small bites of his pumpkin pie while the other competitor, a young boy representing the fans in the stands, smashed the whole pie into his face and stuffed as much of it as he could into his mouth, chewed, swallowed and repeated.