8 Things A Great Sports Photographer Does On Gameday

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Stephen Jewell is the official photographer for ZonaZoo, one of the largest student sections in the world.

His Fancred profile is filled with behind-the-scenes moments, inside access, and a vantage point of just what goes into being a photographer on gameday.

Here are eight things a successful sports photographer does on gameday.

 

1. Arrive early

You can't take the photos if you aren't in the building. Stephen knows that, so he arrives early to take photos of the arena before the madness.

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2. GET access

Stephen has access that we don't, as you can see by the small sampling of press passes here. We can't wait to see the NCAA Tournament pass he receives.

 

3. Prep for the day Ahead

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4. Document BIG EVENts

It's not everyday that ESPN's College GameDay comes to town. We featured ZonaZoo and many of Stephen's photos last month when their game against UCLA was the center of the college basketball weekend.

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5. Be The First One On The Court

 

6. Capture the essence of the action

Taking photos is one thing... but to capture the right moment and the essence of the game is another thing entirely. Stephen has a knack for capturing great moments at the perfect time.

 

7. PHOTOGRAPH History

Arizona wrapped up the regular season in historic fashion over weekend by winning back-to-back Pac-12 men's basketball championships.

Nets were cut, quotes were quoted, and history was made.

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8. Share your work

If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is around, does it make a sound? Stephen has a fan profile on Fancred and is adding new photos to his Arizona albums on a daily basis, constantly sharing his great photos and moments.

Here's are Stephen's cover photo and albums on his Fancred profile. You can create your fan profile here.