Covering Track and Field

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

Track is one my least favorite things to cover. There. I said it. There’s just something about trying to make pictures of people running that I really dislike. Shoot it tight, throw in a panning shot, low angle with a wide lens, I feel like I have tried it all. It seems like the schools that we cover rarely have any athletes that participate in the “interesting” track and field events. When I say interesting, what I mean is events like pole vault, high jump, long jump, discus or shot put. The events you don’t see very often. This year’s Liberty Bell Invitational was a big change. We actually had people to cover in these events. What a surprise that was!