January 29, 2019

Soccer was actually the first college sport I took pictures at.  I joined the photography club and learned that they had sports passes we could use, so I walked from Holmes over to the soccer field with a pass and my Canon t3i and took pictures.  After a few games I talked to Justin Pondexter and he told me about the position as a student photographer with Clemson's Athletic Department Media Team.  I emailed Brian Hennessy my portfolio (this we...

January 29, 2019

Getting in

Clemson built a new tennis facility that opened January 2019 so it's a really nice building with decent lighting.  

Walk in the main entrance by the soccer fields and go up the stairs in front of you.  Continue straight through the glass doors and you should be in the upper floor of the tennis area with all the fans.  There's a staircase on either side of this area and it probably has a barrier in front of it that says "Coaching s...

January 29, 2019

Getting in

With your media pass you can walk in pretty much any normal entrance you want, just flash your badge.  They'll probably do a quick search of your bag then you're good to go.  

The picture above illustrates the route I take to get in.  I enter the normal entrance on the Jervey/parking lot corner, walk allllll they way around to the far end of the stands, then walk down some green stairs (guarded by an EPI staff member, just sh...

January 29, 2019

This gives a brief tutorial about shooting basketball games at LittleJohn at Clemson. 

Where to Enter (as a photographer)

The best place to enter Littlejohn is shown in the diagram below.  There is a loading dock that is on corner of Littlejohn closest to the volleyball/baseball parking lot.  Enter the door on the right.  If you have your media pass, just walk in wearing it and you should be fine.  If you're picking up a pass from "the EPI table"...

September 8, 2017

I've shot a total of 6 Clemson football games so far, which I think qualifies me as experienced.  Through trial and error and talking with friends I've developed a schedule that I usually follow for shooting a game.  

All of my times are approximate, change them if you do/don't want to take pictures at the Tiger Walk, band amphitheater performance, eat in the press box, etc.   

First orient yourself by looking at this map.  the East zon...

August 29, 2017

A guide on shooting indoor volleyball games at Clemson. Details where to put your camera bag, where to go, and some recommended settings.

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February 11, 2018

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Jacob Thompson

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