Monday, October 26, 2009

Big House Not Big Favorite For Photographers

Penn State played Michigan at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday, Oct. 24th under gray, rainy skies. As a photographer on the sidelines, I found the experience to be less than rewarding. I have never seen so many non-working people on the sidelines along with stadium security, sheriff's deputies, and event staff at one venue. Many of them stood in front of the photographers during plays or stepped out in front of them when a play was occurring, thereby blocking the photographers' ability to capture the action for their respective news organizations. Coupled with the loss of my camera equipment by the airlines, the second time in three weeks, it wasn't the best weekend I've had in a while. Let's hope it's better at Northwestern this weekend.