I was assigned to shoot the Seattle Sounders game with photographers Rod Mar and Bruce Ely. We covered a game from start to finish. Rod started out with a fan getting is massive mohawk setup and had inside access to the locker room and behind-the-scenes of the entire process. I covered the Emerald City Supporters from the time they had breakfast at the Fuel Bar until they wrapped up their day at Temple Biliards. They ran two of my photos in the magazine. Here's a link to the story by Doug McIntyre and the online gallery.
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I selected 107 of my favorite images from the 2011 inaugural season. I shot 24,521 images on 31 total assignments from January to October.
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Thomas Boyd photographs a TImbers game with film cameras and a 50mm.Read More
I'll be shooting a lot of Portland Timbers Major League Soccer this year. On Saturday in Denver, Colo., I'll be shooting their first game as a MLS team. I thought it would be a decent post to show the work so far in the preseason since I'll be updating regularly as the season progresses.
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I'm currently testing a Canon 800mm/5.6L IS lens and a Canon 1D Mark IV camera. I shot this Timbers game at ISO's from 2500 to 5000 as the light changed. I was very impressed with the focusing and handling ability of the lens. It's is a large and long, but not that heavy. I think a 400/2.8 is more difficult to handle. I especially like the reach from at the goal. What it was perfect.