Sarasota, FL-based photographer Chip Litherland prefers taking feature pictures in the stands than action photos when shooting football games.
Normally when I tell people that I get to shoot for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their first reaction is â€śWow, you must have the best seat in the house!â€ť Â That is true, however, I spend most of the time under-using my credential to stand right next to those who ask that very question in section 328.
My job helping out the awesome photo team on game day is to capture fans like these from the last two Bucsâ€™ home games against the Chiefs and the Saints. Â These are the dots of people up in the nosebleeds that are just a blur of color on TV as the ball is kicked-off. Â These are the sweat-soaked, beer-toting, screamers that pay the money to actually come sit and watch Sunday after Sunday as their team scurries up and down the hashmarks hundreds of feet below them. Â These are the fans that come to the game earlier than I do and sit in the parking lot being just an NFL fan and, well, sitting there.
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