March 10th 2018
Location: Crossfit Steele Creek
Nikon D750 70-200mm 2.8 Tamron G2 and D3s 50mm with 2 LED lights
Week 3 of the Open brought 18.3!!! Time to hit up one of my favorite boxes...Crossfit Steele Creek. Most of my supporters know I have shot SuperFit Games at this box plenty of times. Have also shot alot of marketing and website material for them. Majority of the athletes there I consider great friends. They are always the first to speak to me when they see me out shooting at other events. They represent so well and love seeing them out and about. Such a great group of athletes and even better people!!! Since I just shot 18.3 the night before, I already knew what to expect. I was looking forward to the overhead squats and of course the muscle ups. Since I know most of the athletes at CFSC, I pretty much know what athletes I wanted to capture doing certain movements.
The athletes were briefed and informed of the standards of all the movements. I love the fact that CFSC does there Open Workouts on Saturday because it allows a lot more athletes to attend. Once again the workout is listed below....
2 rounds for time of:
20 overhead squats
12 ring muscle-ups
20 dumbbell snatches
12 bar muscle-ups
Time cap: 14 minutes
I love walking into CFSC because its like walking into place full of family. So many familiar faces right at the entrance. I absolutely love shooting at this box because they have so many athletes at different levels. One of my favorite athletes Tiara came up to me and said "Hey make sure you get a good one of me doing muscle ups"..... My response was OF COURSE I WILL.... Here is what we got!!!
18.3 got started with a ton of double unders. CFSC is a pretty large box so there was plenty of room for some DUBS....
I was sure the OHS would not be a problem for most of the athletes here. I know they LOVE to squat!!!! I stuck with my 70-200mm 2.8. Not to mention my 2 LED lights were doing exactly what I needed them to do!
After the second round of dubs it was time for athletes to hit those rings. The best part is that there were athletes who nailed their first muscle up. Being in that atmosphere with people cheering you on.. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Check out these athletes.
These 3..... #NAILEDIT
Lets not forget the athletes crushing those pull ups representing the scaled division. Yup.. you guessed it.. there were some first here also!!!
I was even able to set up my Panasonic GH4 and film some of the athletes hitting the Open. That footage can be viewed on my VLOG.. I will continue to speak on my vlog... Gotta get that subscribe number up!!..
Ok back to the photography. Next up were snatches. I used my 24-70mm on majority of these. It allowed myself to get up close and personal while they were pulling that DB off the ground.
Brian ran the heats one after another which allowed me to get photos of pretty much every athlete. One thing I noticed while capturing everyone is that they were giving 100% effort. It showed...
Even had an impromptu photo shoot with the ladies of Snatch and Run. Make sure you check them out @snatchandrun.
Best part of the day was at the very end while I was packing up. An athlete told me she bought/wore her shirt because she knew I was coming. So I put my lens back on and made sure to get a good one.. Check it out!!
Overall the experience shooting at CFSC was a pleasure as always. There are multiple members/athletes who support BAW Photography 100%. Covering the event didn't feel like a job but more of providing my services for friends. The greatest thing about the Crossfit community is the appreciation they show to everyone.
If you are ever in the Steele Creek be sure to check them out. You wont be disappointed. Up next is 18.4 at South Charlotte Crossfit......GONNA BE LEGIT!!! Stay Tuned!!!!
Be blessed everyone
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