So after the first two performances and being briefed on the pecking order, I decided that I was going to have to take things into my own hands. Ten days of shooting from above or from a less-than-optimal spot in the corral was not going to get me what I needed, and ultimately it’s my […]Read more "Matt: WNFR #4: When to Break the Rules"
Last year when I shot the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the credential conformation email that I got said that shooting positions were “first come, first served,” which to someone who doesn’t mind getting to events early, was good news. But when I arrived, a woman with an 18-55 on a consumer body explained to me […]Read more "Matt: WNFR #3: The Pecking Order"
Let me just start this off by admitting that I am an idiot when it comes to travel plans. Somehow I failed to notice that I scheduled a flight from Oakland to Las Vegas that featured a THREE HOUR LAYOVER in Long Beach. Mechanical problems added a bit to that, and waiting an hour* at […]Read more "Matt: WNFR #2: Travel Travel Travel Shoot"
As I write this post, my apartment looks like a tornado hit it. I leave on Thursday for 10 days in Las Vegas covering the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The WNFR is by far the richest event in rodeo with a total prize pool of $6 million US, and the contestants can easily make more […]Read more "Matt: WNFR #1: What to Take"