The high school sporting events take place after school or on a Saturday. I learned that the action does not wait for you, so you must be on your toes, think quick, and execute the photograph quickly and precisely, all the while, maintaining composition, correct exposure, and focus. Once the moment is over, it is gone forever. My job as a sports photographer is to capture a moment in time, well. Yes, the action is important, but the action is not always the best photograph. During the event, you manage your photographer's eye, seeking the perfect photograph.
The workplace culture is one of positive vibes for the student athlete. There is a fraternal atmosphere where the staff wants the student-athletes to do well, not just on the court, but also in the classroom. For me, the hardest part of the job is the commuting, because I am caring lights, tripod, and camera gear, and I don't drive. The reward is the end product: an exciting, action photograph, that is well composed and in focus.
My experience there is the most enjoyable part of the job.