Today is one of those days that photography brings me to a difference place. And while I do not have a camera in hand, I am working beside some of the greatest sports photographers in the industry. Not too shabby.
Here, behind the scenes, at the KFC Yum! center I am a photo editor supporting photographer, Brett Wilhem on behalf of NCAA.
In a nut shell Brett works his magic courtside and also roaming the stadium. Several times throughout the game he passes off this memory cards to me in the Photo Compound. I then ingest, cull (pick the keepers), add meta data tagging information, give some editing love to each image, export, and upload to the NCAA server. From there, NCAA makes a final selection and posts online and social media.
Check out the games I covered here --> NCAA Courtside
*** 2nd Round Games ***
Iowa State Cyclones vs. University of Alabama Bringham Blazers (UAB)
SMU Mustangs vs. UCLA Bruins
University of Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Purdue University
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Hampton Pirates
*** Round of 32 ***
UCLA vs. UAB
Kentucky vs. Cincinnati
All of this was made possible by the many great photographers that I meet while at the Summit Sports Photography Workshop & the Clarkson Creative team. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them seeing a little something in me, and trusting me along the way. (check out my sport photography and my blog post about my workshop experience with the links!)
And although there were many upsets this weekend, I will always bleed Cardinal & Gold. Go Cyclones!