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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Pylon Pics: The best photo advice I ever received

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click to enlarge James Conner waits to take the field inside the tunnel for introductions. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
James Conner waits to take the field inside the tunnel for introductions.

No, this isn't a general game story. If you're a Steelers fan, you know they lost a wild game in overtime filled with turnovers and injuries to the Baltimore Ravens.

Instead, I wanted to share the one of the best piece of photo advice I ever received: "Go where everyone isn't."

Every week, photographers shoot photos as players are introduced one by one and enter the field through a cloud of smoke. We're fairly limited as to where we can stand for these, and it's typically in less than ideal spots. Last week I was able to take a bad spot I was given and make something (thankfully). But this week, I wanted to try something different.


I went up into the stands early and found a spot that gave me a different vantage point as the players waited inside the tunnel. They aren't groundbreaking photos and they probably won't win any awards, but it feels good to see something different at an event I've covered dozens of times. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. But I had fun and met some wonderful fans in the process!

click to enlarge Alejandro Villanueva waits in the tunnel before being introduced. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Alejandro Villanueva waits in the tunnel before being introduced.
click to enlarge Devin Bush reacts following his interception. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Devin Bush reacts following his interception.
click to enlarge Mason Rudolph leaves the field with an injury. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Mason Rudolph leaves the field with an injury.
click to enlarge James Conner celebrates his touchdown. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
James Conner celebrates his touchdown.
click to enlarge Ben Roethlisberger watches from the sideline. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Ben Roethlisberger watches from the sideline.
click to enlarge T.J. Watt gets the crowd pumped up for their defense. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
T.J. Watt gets the crowd pumped up for their defense.
click to enlarge Jaylen Samuels gets tackled by Anthony Levine Sr. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Jaylen Samuels gets tackled by Anthony Levine Sr.
click to enlarge Bud Dupree sacks Lamar Jackson. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Bud Dupree sacks Lamar Jackson.
click to enlarge JuJu Smith-Schuster fumbles the ball after catching a pass in overtime. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
JuJu Smith-Schuster fumbles the ball after catching a pass in overtime.
click to enlarge Devin Bush reacts after losing in overtime on a field goal. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Devin Bush reacts after losing in overtime on a field goal.

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