On Photographing Lance Armstrong | Brussels Sports Photographer
He’s the one everyone wants to see (love him or hate him), the one journalists are obligated to interview and the one who is most often photographed. I really wanted to get a great photo of him, to hopefully be able to sell or make money from in some way. Also, he’s pretty famous and I am easily starstruck. No pressure, Amy!
It was tough. Between the rabid fans and the desperate journalists, not to mention the photographers with lenses 3 times longer than mine, it’s nearly impossible to get near him. My first chance went by in a split second during the time trials in Rotterdam. My second chance, I got lucky in Brussels to see him heading towards his bus after the race, except it resulted in a blurry photo. My third chance involved a higher power, I’m sure of it, who landed us 2 seats in the race commissioner’s car. Then! The race unfolded in such a way that for less than a minute, Armstrong was right next to our window.
In the end, I got 1 okay photo, 1 pretty good photo, and many very blurry photos. So what do you all think I should do with them?