A&P This is probably the pinnacle of my photography career so far :hs:

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  1. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    It's not the biggest job I've had (I work for an NHL club).

    It's not the biggest site I've been credited on (Getty, Edmonton Oilers, TSN have all credited me)

    But I am so excited about this. Tonight was the first time I got to shoot from ice level, and be the only photographer at the game. I shot from between the benches, from a corner, and from the first balcony for a bit. I had so much fun.

    I'm a huge hockey fan, so I can't think of anything better to be doing than this :big grin:

    Just wanted to share my excitement.

    Check out www.oilkings.ca for the pics :hs:
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    why are they on oilkings.ca and not on edmontonoilers.com? :hsugh:
     
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    Because these shots were for the Oil Kings.. Could there possibly be any other answer?
     
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    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    No one at that game :eek3:
     
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    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    Congrats BTW, that's pretty badass. I know I'd be pumped if I was on the field at the minor league team's game here :cool:
     
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    Yeah, it looks more empty than it was. Attendance was about 4,900.

    And I'm not sure if the WHL is considered "minor league".. I really dunno. They produce more NHLers than any other league, but they're not the NHL. WHL is a bigger deal than NCAA or University though, I think.

    Thanks, it was exciting, and fun, but I was pretty fuckin nervous.
     
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    thats awesome man. Being a HUGE hockey fan, i must say i am pretty jelous.
    nice work btw.
     
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    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    They're professional, but minor league. We had a minor league team in Austin that we had season tickets for and it was so much fun.
     
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    It was cool. Atmosphere wasn't that great, there are LOTS of kids, cuz it's cheap.

    But if I could do this full time I'd be :bowdown:
     
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    :bigthumb: it was sweet
     
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    :rolleyes:

    The WHL is major junior hockey... there are three major junior leagues (WHL, OHL, QMJHL) in Canada and they all compete for a national title. How could you spend time in their arena and not know this?

    Some of the better junior players have clauses in their contracts that if they don't go pro then their junior team pays for their university...so there are a lot of ex-junior players playing university hockey in Canada.

    It used to be that major junior was the best route into the NHL but the NCAA has been catching up the last few years.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    AWESOME!! show us some peekchas!!
     
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    a) so where was I wrong?

    b) I made sure to include ", I think" in it. I wasn't sure
     
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    www.oilkings.ca

    the front page will have an automatically activated slideshow of 5 pics i took, and the pic for the headline is mine as well
     
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    You were wrong because it is generally not considered professional (the players receive a small amount of money and are all under 20) and most people consider the minor leagues to be the AHL and ECHL.

    I am just shocked that you say you are a huge hockey fan and you don't know the difference between junior hockey and professional hockey...I think most people hockey fans or not that live in a major junior city would know that.

    Whatever.... nice pictures and it sounds like it is a great opportunity. congrats.
     
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    I know it's Junior A, I just was confused as to what "minor leagues" is.

    I know it's not full pro.
     

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