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San Francisco Giants Opening Day

Photographing MLB’s Opening Day for the San Francisco Giants

Being a photographer for a professional sports team is a dream for most, but it does not come without challenges. With an owner-imposed lockout ending well after 2022 Spring Training was set to begin, Andy Kuno was faced with a condensed and chaotic Spring Training to prepare for the most important day of his season: Major League Baseball’s famed Opening Day.

Shooting Major League Baseball in an Empty Stadium During the Pandemic

Professional sports leagues such as the NBA and MLB have returned to action without fans in attendance due to COVID-19 pandemic safety measures, and there are still sports photographers on hand to document the games. Boston-based photographer Paul Rutherford made this 4-minute video showing what it's like to shoot a pro baseball game in an empty stadium.

Photographer Gets Nailed by ‘Worst First Pitch Ever’

Before the baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals last night, a White Sox employee was tasked with tossing the ceremonial first pitch. She threw the ball in the wrong direction, striking a photographer in the lens with what's being called the "worst first pitch ever."

Pitcher Exits Playoff Game with Bloody Finger, Shows the Danger of Drones

The popularity of camera drones has been exploding in recent years, but so have drone-related injuries -- spinning propeller blades can do serious damage if they come in contact with human flesh. Case in point: a starting baseball pitcher had to exit the biggest game of his baseball career yesterday after his finger started bleeding profusely from a drone-related injury.

Restoring the Photos of Charles Conlon, A Pioneer of Baseball Photography

Charles M. Conlon was an early 20th century American photographer who was among the first to regularly photograph baseball games and players. Although he shot many iconic early photos of the sport, his name was largely unknown until 1990, when 8,000+ of his negatives were found in the archives of Sporting News.

Many of the photos were heavily marked, and the Digital Archive Project at the National Baseball Hall of Fame has been working to restore those images for future generations.

Baseball Announcers Roast Sorority Girls Over Selfies

During the MLB baseball game yesterday between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, a cameraman spotted a group of sorority girls who were apparently more interested in snapping the perfect selfie than watching the game. The announcers for the TV broadcast took notice, and the whole thing turned into a strange case study of what Instagram has done to our culture.