Steelers V Ravens

Although it was a disappointing start to the 2018 NFL season for the “Black and Gold,” I still got the shot.  The preferred camera bodies for modern sports photography have fast auto-focus and high burst rates, typically 8 frames per second or faster. When photographing sports, a photographer has to anticipate where the action is going to happen.  I have been shooting Steelers football games for many years and there is always action on the field. Take a look at some of these photos from the game in which I show the story, the highs and lows, and emotion and atmosphere of the game.

Steelers Convincingly Defeat Falcons

Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) catches a touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger over defender Robert Alford (23) of the Falcons. October 17, 2018 at Heinz Field. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Steelers put the game against the Falcons out of reach early and had a field day at Heinz Field.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 19 of 29 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns, two of which were to wide receiver Antonio Brown. JuJu Smith-Schuster (pictured above) also caught a strike, helping to put the game in the bag.

Running back James Conner rushed for 110 yards and scored 2 touchdowns of his own.

Running back James Connor (30) jumps over the pile in the game against the Atlanta Falcons October 17, 2018 at Heinz Field. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

Next week, the Steelers travel to Cincinnati to face their AFC North rival Bengals.

2018 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival’s “Taste of Jazz”

Check out the highlights of the inaugural A Taste of Jazz event, the kickoff to the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival! Great music, delicious food and beautiful ambiance, made for a perfect evening!

 

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Steelers Defeat Vikings at Home

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Steelers struck early via a 27-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to wide out Martavis Bryant for the game’s first touchdown. The final score was 26-9 in a one sided game that helped set the tone in the 2017 season’s second game.

Martavis Bryant strides after scoring the game’s first touchdown. September 17th, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Photo Brian Cook)

Roethlisberger’s stats: 23-35, 243 YDS, 2 TD. He spread the ball effectively, connecting with 6 receivers.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass with Minnesota Vikings Defensive End Danielle Hunter (99) in his face. September 17th, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Photo Brian Cook)

Wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster was on the receiving end of Roethlisberger’s second touchdown pass in the second quarter, moments before the end of the first half.

Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is greeted by fellow teammates after scoring the game’s second touchdown against the Vikings. September 17th, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Photo Brian Cook)

Le’Veon Bell was held to only 87 yards rushing on 27 attempts. However, his performance helped move the clock as the Steelers controlled the time of possession (34:22) throughout the game.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell stiff arms Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr. September 17th, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Photo Brian Cook)

Pittsburgh racked up 2 sacks on defense holding Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to only 167 yards passing on 37 attempts.

Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) records a sack on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7). September 17th, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Photo Brian Cook)

 

VIDEO: Don Patterson’s Wax Figure Indiegogo Campaign

Wax Figures Indiegogo Campaign. from Golden Sky Media on Vimeo.

Written by: Don Patterson 
Video by: Brian Cook
 
Pittsburgh is famous for its great sounds of Jazz; it has more Jazz legends per capita than anywhere in the world. Throughout the Twentieth Century and beyond, the music of Pittsburgh artists has permeated the hearts and homes of music lovers.
 
Musicians who have live in or made Pittsburgh its home in the past have included Jazz greats such as singer & band leader Billy Ecksteine, Jazz composer Billy Strayhorn, First lady
of Jazz Mary Lou Williams, Lena Horne, Grammy Award winner George Benson, Sax great Stanley Turrentine, vocal greats Phyllis Hyman & Dakota Staton. Piano greats have included Earl “Fatha” Hines, and Ahmad Jamal. These are just a few of the many household names of jazz musicians that have been associated with the city of Pittsburgh.
 
The Pittsburgh’s Next Generation of Music Legends (PNGML) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, preserve, collect and celebrate, the great music legacy of Pittsburgh’s African-American Musicians. It intends to partner with various Educational Consultants and National Wax Figure Designers to create “The Pittsburgh Jazz Giant music scene Traveling Wax Exhibition”. The exhibition will include approximately 10 Life like Wax Replicas of some of Pittsburgh’s most renowned
 
Jazz musicians supplemented by Educational Materials and Interactive Technology.
 
 
About Brian Cook:

BRIAN COOK IS AN EMMY-NOMINATED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST WHO HAS BEEN COVERING THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SINCE 2005. HE CAN BE REACHED AT BCOOK@GOLDENSKYMEDIA.COM.
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