Seattle-based photographer John Lill blogs about what it’s like to cover an NFL game.
Since moving to Seattle I have been focused on concert photography. It’s my passion and it challenges me to adapt to an ever-changing lighting environment. For most photographers at a concert there are really only two locations to shoot; the photo pit in front of the stage or the soundboard in the back of the venue. These shoots tend to be less physically demanding than other photography I’ve done but, you need to know your camera and all the controls like the back of your hand. Something I had not been exposed to was photographing an event that had uncontrollable action of a great distance. Lucky for me an opportunity presented itself with the Seattle Seahawks.
A couple of weeks ago, I was notified that the Seahawks would be honoring military veterans for their service during a home game against the Minnesota Vikings the week after Veteran’s Day. I’m not a sports photographer but my military connection would afford me the opportunity to get to photograph my first NFL game.
Continue reading and see more photos on John’s blog.