I've been photographing my boy's football teams for the past six years. It's totally a labor of love. Watching them on the field is about as good as it gets! I try to create images that I wish I had when I played. My youngest son is in his senior year and the last season he'll play football in high school. I've really been trying to the document this season in different ways.
On a recent away football game, I rented a Sigma 24mm art lens from my local camera store (Action Camera). I really wanted to get into the boy's space and not artificially. What do I mean by artificially well we all have a personal space that's probably an arms distance from the other person. If you enter the space with the zoom lens from a distance it doesn't feel as intimate, when you physically move into that space something changes and the image has more connection. It's something I try to do in my portrait work and wanted to bring that over to some of my sports images. I think is something that has roots in my early days with newspaper photography.
I have to say the Sigma 24 mm lens was a dream to work with it was very fast and I'm extremely happy with how it rendered the colors and tones. I think it's a lens that'll add to my bag permanently in the next year.