A little Belmont County, Ohio rodeo photography from September 4, 2019….
Last weekend I helped out as a photographer for the first year of my friends Pass the Torch Leadership Camp which feature trick riding clinics designed to pass his knowledge of the equestrian thrill event of trick and roman riding to the next generation.
While I am busy working on edits from the camp my contribution was working on the marketing angle so this is something he can do again year to year.
I photograph a lot of rodeos, and started back in 2010 with a portrait lens, a low level DSLR and not much clue on how to really shoot action in poor, poor, so poor light.
Nearly a decade later and I can see the improvement from gear to style and ability. I don’t often like to reflect back on the old because I really was terrible but my how i have grown.
For the longest time as a photographer I didn’t utilize the instagram platform… However in recent years, though admittedly late to the party, I have begun using the platform… The past nine months I have been sharing a lot of my rodeo content, from when I first started to the end of my last season images.
As a childly earliest memory is laying on my grandparents living room floor with orange shag carpet, is to late evening the tv plays cartoons as my parents and grandparents sit around the shiny wood dining room table cards in their hands, drinks to the side and the smell of my paps cigar smoke in the air.
The biggest and most rewarding tour I have been apart of to date is this Make-A-Wish tour. We have hosted a kick off party open to Make-A-Wish children and their families, we have had a few Wish kids come meet and greet with us on tour, but August 2nd was the biggest experience on tour we have had to date...