Fans love to show their support for their teams using face paint.
Another Chick-fil-A Kickoff is in the books and Auburn broke their losing streak at Mercedes Benz Stadium with a win over the Washington Huskies with 21-16 victory.
The day begins long before the 3:30 pm kickoff where fans get to dream a little about their end zone catch that they would make for their team during the FanZone experience.
I am there to capture not just the action on the grid iron but the fans enjoying themselves.
While in the past fans were able to get their photos made with the Chick-fil-A cows, this year two of the most liked menu items, Waffle Fries & Milk Shakes, were being given away in the VIP Experience before the game.
Every fan that had a ticket to the game also got more free food with a “Be Our Guest” digital card they could redeem later at their favorite Chick-fil-A Restaurant.
The Chick-fil-A Kickoff game is one of the few college football games that has an invocation before the game.
Just before Kickoff Chick-fil-A Cows parachute in the stadium for the fans.
The action didn’t disappoint either team during the game. Remarkable catches were made by both teams.
I couldn’t have covered the game by myself and all the activities. Greg Thompson, Michael Schwarz and Robin Rayne Nelson all helped to cover the days events.
If you were to see all 3,000+ images I shot for the day, you would notice a few things I am doing.
Always looking to capture faces and expressions
Watching my background
Watching how the light is hitting the subject
Looking for Chick-fil-A branding – They are the client
Something happening – Working for action and peak moments
Starting early in the morning and shooting until past the game ends as the players say thanks to their fans and then hit the road to go home.
Some of you may wonder why I put camera data in my captions here on the blog. Well the main reason for this blog is teaching. I have students all the time who are learning the skills of how to do what I am doing. When you are starting out seeing some of this camera data helps you understand what camera setting let me get a sharp, well exposed and proper white balance for my photos. By the way correct white balance is done by doing a custom white balance.