Sporting events bring the school and the community together, it adds excitement, and athletics can even help keep students focused on their future. Whether I'm photographing specific individual players or full team events, I love capturing the traditional "action shots": the jump shots, the goalie saves, the finish line crosses, the spike of a volleyball. But there is more to sports photography than the actual action. I strive to capture the emotions of the athlete and the game. I try to think about the bigger story of the game more than just the plays. That may include capturing an injured athlete being support from his teammate. Or the fans reactions after a game-winning shot.