Spring Sport Photography: Lacrosse

Capture a Lacrosse Season Worth Being Remembered

Sports photography is about freezing a moment and preserving an instance in time. It captures your players’ athletic feats and the intensity of a game. Professional sports photography is something your school’s student athletes will be able to appreciate and enjoy for a lifetime. As your high school’s boys and girls lacrosse teams prepare for an epic season, consider using professional photography services to best capture those unforgettable games.

If you are a high school that needs professional images of your lacrosse teams in action for website publication or yearbook purposes, Epic’s Artwork & Photo has you covered.

We Shoot High-Speed Action

Lacrosse is an incredibly exciting, fast-paced sport. Similar to football, lacrosse is played on a large field. However, the lacrosse ball is quite small. As a result, the sport requires a sharp eye to follow it! Lacrosse lends itself to excellent action sequences as the game moves up-and-down the field with frequent changes in direction and frequent contact among players.

From its high-speed back-and-forth on the field, intense face-offs, collisions, unexpected steals to witnessing the perfect pass—a single lacrosse game has an abundance of action to offer the audience and the camera. And professional photographers can capture it all!

Epic Artwork & Photo has extensive professional experience in live-action sports photography. We understand the game, know the signals that indicate action, and maintain high concentration levels to capture amazing shots of your athletes performing at their peak.

We Anticipate Action

We are proactive, not reactive. If you are reacting to action happening on the lacrosse field, then you have already missed the perfect shot. We know the rhythm of sports and the signs to look for when action is about to take place. You will be able to sit back and enjoy the game while we focus on capturing it.

We Balance Individual & Collective Shots

As a team sport, everyone’s role is critical. We know every athlete has an important part to play on and off the court. As a result, we work to capture the diverse range of roles of every team member and each athlete at the height of their performance. Our images will balance team shots and individual athlete shots.

We Capture Quality Images

Live action photography is difficult to begin with, but it becomes even trickier with sport events. Why? Sports like lacrosse move incredibly fast—you have to have the equipment to keep up! Ever wonder why your images turn out blurry? That’s because the faster your subject is moving, the faster your shutter speed should be. We use fast shutter speeds and high quality equipment to freeze action and capture those “blink-of-an-eye” moments.

As a professional photography team, we focus on capturing high quality images. Here are some principles that guide us when we photograph sports events.

Focus: Our images are in sharp focus.

Face: You can see the athlete’s facial expression and eyes conveying an emotion.

Action: An act of athleticism or emotional moment is taking place.

Equipment: The athlete is holding or interacting with a piece of equipment (i.e. the lacrosse stick or ball).

Overshoot: You can never shoot too many images, but you can shoot too few! We make sure to capture an overabundance of images, so you have plenty of shots to choose from.

We Capture Emotion and Tell a Story

We know photographing your high school’s boys or girl lacrosse game is not only about capturing those exciting, action-filled moments—it’s also about capturing your athletes’ facial expressions and conveying the emotional atmosphere of the game. Though lacrosse helmets do cover most of the player’s face with its grid-like pattern, we can still capture facial expressions and great face shots.

We want to tell the story that transpires before the crowd and capture it for all to see. Both teams matter to the story’s dialogue. We will capture and balance images between the home team and their rival to tell the full story of the game. We will get the shots that capture the highs and lows, the failures and victories, the struggle and triumph, and the game’s mood and atmosphere from beginning to end.

We Capture Action Off the Field, Too!

You can’t have action without reaction! Fans, coaches, mascots, parents, cheerleaders, players on the bench, and the student body are a part of the story, too. They reaffirm the event’s atmosphere, the emotional tone of the event, your school’s spirit, and the event’s significance.

We Stay Out of the Way

We will be on the sidelines getting the shots fans can’t get from the stands, but we will do so without interfering with the officials or distracting the athletes.

Professionalism is at the center of our services. As photographers, we know our presence at a sports event or competition is a privilege. We aim to be as unobtrusive and discreet as possible while still getting the shots that matter. We respect the officials, judges, coaches, athletes, staff, and audience at all times. We’ll get the action-packed moments you want without disturbing any aspects of the game.

Having a professional photography team shoot your high school lacrosse team’s games will preserve the memory of their hard work and make the greatest keepsake for a lifetime.

Interested in booking us for a high school lacrosse game? Click here!

Have any questions about our services? Email us at [email protected]

The Epic Artwork Story

Epic Artwork & Photo all started in 2005 when Andrew Bourne was deployed to Iraq at the Syrian border. He needed a camera for intelligence reasons, so his wife Karen sent him a digital camera. He also photographed the life of the Iraqi people around him. After he returned to the states in 2006 and Karen had a chance to finally view all the images that he took, she realized that Andrew had captured beautiful and harrowing images that later earned him a gallery show.

While in Iraq, Andrew suffered a traumatic brain injury. When he was finally diagnosed in 2008, he was told he needed a hobby to help rework the neurons in his brain, so when he brought up doing live event photography to Karen, she encouraged him to do so. Not only was live event photography a tangible exercise in therapeutic mindfulness, but it also engaged the brain and encouraged the development of neuroplasticity.

Andrew and Karen Bourne are a traveling photography duo with incredible experience and passion. Check out Epic Artwork and Photo’s portfolio here to explore their live event photography and the images Andrew captured in Iraq.

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