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.
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.
Next week, the Steelers travel to Cincinnati to face their AFC North rival Bengals.
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!
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.
Roethlisberger’s stats: 23-35, 243 YDS, 2 TD. He spread the ball effectively, connecting with 6 receivers.
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.
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 racked up 2 sacks on defense holding Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to only 167 yards passing on 37 attempts.
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.