I was able to catch a lot of action at the Steelers v Falcons game that took place at the beginning of October and the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sports photography is definitely exciting and getting that perfect action shot takes practice. I enjoy capturing the moment and the mood of the stadium! Check out some of my photography that did just that.
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.