There is more to photographing baseball than a telephoto lens and a press pass. Sports photographers have to predict plays and be one step ahead of the players. Boston Red Sox photographer Michael Ivins explains during an interview at his beloved Fenway Park, that the two things that make a sports photograph great are perspective and emotion. And those are two things that are consistently present throughout Ivins’s portfolio. Take a look at the following clip to see what it’s like shooting for one of the biggest teams in Major League Baseball:
“You have to be there to capture those raw moments, but when they do happen they really make for a more impactful photograph.”
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