A Few Football Photos from a Fan
Back in August, after I posted some photos from a Penn State football practice, I got an email from Clint Mickel ’05, who does a little football photography of his own.
Clint is not one of the photojournalists who cover Penn State football for the news media. He’s just an alumnus (and former Lion Ambassador) who now works in marketing in Garwood, N.J., and has season tickets to the games at Beaver Stadium. He shoots with a Canon EOS 60D and a 70-300mm lens, and he has the other things that go into good photos as well: a good eye, patience, persistence, and the willingness to shoot in all kinds of weather.
He also has pretty good seats—in the first row along the corner of the north end zone.
“It’s a great seat for the outstanding views,” he adds, “but I constantly have photos of people’s backs as they walk in front of me to go to the concession stand.”
Anyway, I’ve been following Clint’s photographic efforts via his Flickr page over the course of the season, and now that the season’s over, I’ve pulled about a dozen of his photos that I thought you might enjoy. I’m sharing them with his permission—see the slide show below. In the meantime, you can follow him on Twitter (@SupportPSU) or go to Flickr to check out the other stuff he photographs.
Tina Hay, editor