Hello, I’m Sam and today I’m here to talk to you about being a photojournalist and writer for athletics specifically rugby and what that entails.
1st POINT: Why I like taking pictures of the sport
1. For one it’s a very rewarding experience to be able to document the rugby games because these boys work so hard on and off the field and it’s great to be able to share that with other people by taking pictures of them playing.
2. Taking photos for the team can also be helpful in educating people about Rugby refer to slide number 2 “The Scrum” What’s a Scrum? A scrum is when the forwards heads are interlocked with the opponents and it usually occurs after a penalty or when the ball goes out of play which ever team wins the scrum match gets the ball or if the scrum happens near a goal the winning team gets to make a conversion “kicks the ball into the goal for 2 points”.
1. Being a photojournalist in athletics will sometimes require you to take action shots during a game.
2. Taking pictures of the audience is also a great way to show peoples reaction to the sport as well the popularity of the sport being played.
3rd POINT: Website
I also usually wrote articles for the teams website:
1. I interview players after games usually the captains or whoever scored a certain amount of tris (equivalent to a goal in rugby)
2.I also interviewed players after certain events such as this years MVP (most valuable player) awards, or when the rugby team went to sharks academy a place where professionals through a program called Universal Sports coached the players.
3. I interviewed the girls’ captain who was accepted to represent the East coast in California and another player who was asked to play for Nationals.
Conclusion: Thanks for your time I enjoyed speaking about this and I hope you enjoyed learning about it.