Event Photography – Tough Mudder Plymouth, WI

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The Before Picture


This Sunday I was contracted by Gameface Media to shoot pre- and post-race photos at the Tough Mudder Event in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Of all the mud races, this one tends to attract the more serious participants. Sundays are typically slower than Saturdays when you have a two day event. That being said I was shooting for about 7 and a half hours. The photos I was taking required being on my feet the whole time, crouching, squatting or kneeling repeatedly to get a good angle. I felt that in the days after.

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Photographer’s Creed


This is my camera. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My camera is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My camera, without me, is useless. Without my camera, I am useless. I must shoot my camera true. I must shoot more creatively than my competition who is trying to outbid me. I must out shoot him before he out shoots me. I will…

My camera and I know that what counts in photography is not the number of shots we take, the speed of our burst, nor the gear we buy. We know that it is the quality that counts. We will nail it…

My camera is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its lenses. I will keep my camera clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will shoot…

My camera and I will surpass limitations that stop other photographers. When we are exhausted, hungry, tired, busy, we will shoot…

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Sports Photography – Muckfest MS Chicago

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I took a last minute contract with Gameface Media to photograph at the Muckfest MS Chicago 5K Race last weekend. This event is another in a series of Mud Runs that raises funds for charity, in this case benefiting MS Research. I was one of 5 other photographers hired to cover this event, and I was tasked with photographing the “Walk on Water” obstacle.

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Sports Photography – Dirty Girl Waukesha

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Another day, another mud pit. I was contracted to shoot the Down & Dirty obstacle at the Waukesha Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run for Gameface Media. This event was held at the Waukesha Expo Center. A long day of shooting, more sunburn, dehydration, and lack of food, shooting from 8am until around 6pm. I took over 7500 images that day. At least the venue wasn’t far.

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