The end of an era...

July 31, 2017  •  1 Comment

Last week I had made this "Facebook official;" this week it's "website/blog official."

I have decided to retire from photographing Semi-Pro Football, effective in November, following the WSFL Championship Game.  There are many factors that came into play for me to make this decision; including, but not limited to:

1.  I now have 2 daughters and more of my time is required at home.

2.  I cannot compete with other photographers that give their pictures away.  Once those pics hit the internet, my web traffic STOPS.

3.  Semi-Pro drama.  If you've been around it, you know what I'm talking about.  If not, sorry, I won't be able to explain it in a condensed fashion.  Let's just say High School girls have NOTHING on Semi-Pro football players.

So now what?  I'm not giving up photography completely.  I still plan on shooting for the Green Bay Blizzard Professional Indoor Football Team (sweet gig), and doing work for my High School alma mater, Fox Valley Lutheran High School, doing football, maybe more basketball, some softball, maybe some volleyball in there as well.  I also plan on continuing my work with the Fox Cities Ice Dogs Adult Amateur hockey team as well; so, still a full slate.  What I'd like to do is get into more college sports, maybe some football and basketball.  Lawrence University is in my town of Appleton, and my college alma mater, The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is within reasonable driving distance, but I have no idea who to contact and how to get my foot in the door there.  If anybody has an idea, or contacts of your own, feel free to leave a comment or email me.  Another thing I'd like to do is get into the new basketball team in Oshkosh, The Wisconsin Herd.  It's the Bucks' new D-League Team (I think it's G-League now).  Also, no idea who to contact.  I sent a couple emails to the team via their website, but I'm not holding my breath there.

But, that's in the future.  For now, though, I have the Mariner's season and High School Football to get through, then I can worry about what I'm doing in 2018.  That seems to be my problem--getting ahead of myself.

So until next time, watch out for the shadows...

Matt


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