I have been taking pictures for all of my life. I have always been the guy who has his camera ready in case something happens. I guess that things started with a little blue Fisher Price camera when I was in my teens. I always liked taking pictures, but the cost of developing them held me back. Then in 2000 a simple purchase by my father changed things dramatically. He bought a Sony Mavica. I started taking it with me when I would travel, and the pictures really started flowing. The only downside was that my pockets were always filled with 3.5 floppies. I then moved on to a couple of point and shoots that were my own, but neither of them could match up to the Mavica. Then I bought a digital SLR and things have heated up ever since. My Rebel XT saw a lot of places, and too many pictures for even it to count. Now I have a small fleet of camera and lenses.
I am a freelance photographer based in West Lafayette, IN. I am a former athlete who loves being close to the game. Getting in close to the action is a great way to stay connected to the sports that I love. There is no feeling quite like capturing the moment with all of the emotion that goes with it. I have covered sports for Purdue and many opponents coming to Purdue. I have also covered multiple NCAA Tournament games as well as the Big Ten Championships. My work has been featured on most of the Big Ten Athletic websites along with many other schools across the country. My goal is to capture the key moments of the game as well as to give my client an overall feel for the event from start to finish. Covering an event is about more than capturing the action. It takes a photographer who has been there before to capture all of the emotion during an event. My goal is not only to get ‘the shot’ of the event, to also put together a photo story of the event. If that is what you need you can contact me at pinolaphoto at gmail.com
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