Talk about an energetic and exciting community event to benefit so many great causes! I had a blast with team BGE last Saturday September 8th to photograph all the fun and excitement while they participated in this year's Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Race at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. A bit of rain posed some challenges but there were so many dramatic moments to document and share. I only wish I didn't have to wait two years for the next race!
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I spent the first 19 years of my photography career on staff at The Daily Record newspaper. I can't thank them enough for all the amazing experiences and connections they afforded me before going out on my own to take my freelance business to the next level. Last night I reunited with them to document the smiles and sense of community at the 2018 VIP List award event. Here are a few of the moments shared between the honorees and guests at Gertrudes Restaurant at the BMA.
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In early August I received a call from BGE communications about photographing a practice of their dragon boat team for the upcoming issue of Energized! magazine. More specifically, I was there to capture "Admiral Al", the team captain for the past 20 years, in action for the cover story. He had to be the toughest 60 year old I'd ever seen still holding a paddle.
I was teamed up with videographer David Hercenberg to document the practice and we were told they were going to find a boat for us to shoot from. It turned out to be a 40 foot Cigarette boat pumping about 1500hp, which was a bit overkill but it beat shooting from the dock.
For about a half hour our captain maneuvered us around the team so we could shoot from different angles as they paddled up and down a cove near canton. After a few passes I had grabbed the shot of Al that I was looking for before heading back to the marina to get a few team photos and portraits in front of the skyline.
The communications team at BGE must have been impressed because they hired me to shoot the big race on September 8th at the Baltimore inner harbor to benefit Catholic Charities. If you are attending I hope to see you there!
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