This is the third in a series of posts looking at what it takes to prepare for and shoot the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Having been to the Thomas & Mack Center to shoot the WNFR twice before has its advantages. Most rodeos I shoot have plenty of places from which to shoot: from dedicated […]Read more "Matt: 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Diary Part 3: What to Bring & Why"
This is the second in a series of posts looking at what it takes to prepare for and shoot the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Famously the NFR is a fast rodeo. The action alternates between the roughstock end and the timed-event end with precious few breaks in the action. Generally from the national anthem to […]Read more "Matt: 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Diary Part 2: Picture Editing"
This is the first in a series of posts looking at what it takes to prepare for and shoot the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. When shooting on a deadline, it’s always best to get as much work as possible out of the way in advance. One of the easiest things to accomplish beforehand is setting […]Read more "2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Diary Part 1: Caption in Advance"
If you’ve been around here for a while, you might remember my Wrangler National Finals Rodeo running diary from 2011. After being banned last year (politics!) I recently was approved for credentials for this year’s “Super Bowl of Rodeo”. I have two magazine clients, and a handful of commercial clients, and will be in limbo […]Read more "Matt: NFR Diary – What Do You Want to Know?"
So I made it (barely) through my 11 days in Vegas, and after all the talking (complaining) all that’s left is the pictures. So here is a selection of my favorites from this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo: *Please Read Below* Big Lens Fast Shutter is funded solely from the pockets of Ryu Voelkel and […]Read more "Matt: WNFR #7: The End"
One of the first newspaper assignments I ever took, back when I was shooting high school sports exclusively was a basketball game in a very wealthy suburb of San Francisco. Early in the game, one of the referees had a heart attack during a play. I saw him fall through my viewfinder but didn’t think […]Read more "Matt: WNFR #6: Don’t Stop Shooting"
With severely limited shooting positions and 10 days of shooting, it helps to have a secret weapon. While I have been steadily pushing my luck with where I have been shooting from, I’m not getting any lower (well-trained security at Thomas & Mack), so to get some pictures that look different, I decided to get […]Read more "Matt: WNFR #5: The Secret Weapon"