What an experience it was at my first outdoor jumping event this past weekend at Spruce Meadows the ‘National’. I came off a full three month break from photographing any kind of jumping (my last event was the “Spring Welcome” in March), and it felt like I never missed a beat. It was cold and raining for most of Sunday but I toughed it out because I knew I couldn’t let this opportunity slip by. I shot all the jumps in single shot, meaning I take ONE shot per jump.
With that being said, there often comes bad news with good news, let’s first start with the bad news. Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to make my way down to any of the warm up rings for pictures, let alone shoot at the All Canada Ring. I would have to spend another day there and just spend a few hours at the warm ring ups. As much as I would love to be at two or three places at one time, it’s just not possible. This barrier will be addressed for the 'Masters'.
I will be needing an assistant come time for the ‘Masters’ in September. It’s still three months away so that gives me time to find one, but this is an absolute must because I am far less limited when I have one with me.
My photos are strictly for my portfolio use and the licensing rights are not for sale. Spruce has their own photographers and they were on-site taking photos throughout the event so that is who you would have to go through for photos. The same will apply for my visit back there in September at the ‘Masters’ tournament.
Now onto the good news! For my very first outdoor big stage jumping event (though I was not in the ring with full privileges) I learned a ton. Expect to see me make some significant adjustments and really step it up for the “Masters” in September.
Enjoy the pictures! I will be tagging people in the photos in the next day, feel free to tag anyone you may know in any of the photos. Thanks for viewing them.
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