I shot the Pilot Pen tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., today. I covered only four matches, but was glad to work out some rust with the US Open just around the corner.
Today's shoot gave me a chance to test my in-tournament work flow with Adobe Lightroom and the gallery software for my upcoming new website, ProTennisPhotos.net. The goal is to be able to get a day's shoot edited and to upload selects to the online catalog by the end of the same evening.
It was also good to see a few photographers I know, including Bob Child, a recently retired Associated Press staffer who was a professional friend of my uncle Bob Dixon in the 1970s; Ron Waite, whose book Perfect Tennis is apparently selling great; and Michael Baz, the first full-time freelance tennis photographer I ever met, at my second tournament assignment ever, at Pinehurst, N.C., in 1996.
I'm a little dehydrated, but all told, today was a good day.