The hall pass.
I got a game where I had freedom to roam once what I shot once I had what I needed for ESPN the Mag (that story to be published next month). I was done with my pregame shoot and portrait session the night prior and had a decision to make: drive four hours home or spend four hours over four quarters making pictures at a game that really in the terms of the NFL this season was a little off the grid by the Jags and Texans current records at 2-5 (albeit they are still in the hunt!). That doesn’t mean there aren’t photos to be made. I roamed the stadium playing with shutter speed, lenses, and such to see what I could grab for stock, but moreover just visual practice finding details and making photos that I enjoy and that wouldn’t normally be made. I was half successful, but in the end, this edit is a little more interesting than what game action would have been I’m sure.
Most of my gigs are usually follow X player around all day to make the best photo, but having that X in the bag and some time to play around is always fun and worth spending the extra time making friends with a 400mm and converter again.