I shouldn’t open myself up on this topic, but I really do love comments… on my blog, on my photography, on activities… it just makes me smile. It probably shouldn’t matter to me whether anyone reads or sees my photos, but it honestly does. My goal, when I shoot a sporting event, is to cover the game in photos as if I were writing the game with words. I know I take too many pictures, but it makes me happy.
Case in point: Tonight, I posted over 500 pictures of a lacrosse game from Tuesday (3/27) and the most vivid comment I got was from a Hood senior who posted the following on my wall: “those pictures are AMAZING!!! Your pictures captured what happened better then my own memory!” Wow…. those words had such a positive impact on what I do. This young man felt compelled to get a message to me regarding how he enjoyed my photos. What a wonderful endorsement he offered me for my business.
Knowing that people are checking my website (or even my business Facebook page) to see what I captured with my camera pushes me to do my very best every single time. I know there are parents who live too far away to attend games. I like to think that I’m providing pictures for these people… so they have the opportunity to “see” a game, even if they can’t be there in person. If my child were on that field, playing a sport he loves, and I couldn’t be there in person, I would certainly be grateful for any documentation of that accomplishment. Our kids are young and athletically active for such a short time in their lives that I feel it’s my honor and privilege to capture these endeavors in whatever way I can. Having people react in a positive way to the photos I take, and send/post comments along the way, just makes it even better.
If you have a moment and can post a comment for me to read, I would be grateful for the feedback. While my blog is really my own way of getting those random thoughts out of my head, I appreciate any time taken to read these missives.
Oh, and if you have some time to flip through a few photos, please feel free to visit my website: http://www.alisportshots.com. I post thousands of pictures of sporting events for High School, College, and Adult leagues. It’s my passion and my joy… thanks for letting me share both my photography and my thoughts with you, dear reader. YOU are very much appreciated!