Today’s the start of the 2016 high school football season, so I thought I’d post about the most unusual way I’ve shot high school football: from a Cessna.
Michele Dunaway, journalism and yearbook advisor at Francis Howell, asked me to photograph the new football stadium and school from the air in 2013. A parent of a student in her class – and a parent of someone I went to school with – flew for American Airlines and had access to a plane. He was willing to take us up.
That evening, Oct. 18, 2013, we took off from Creve Coeur Airport a little after 7 p.m. and flew over to Francis Howell along 364/94.
Hitting this wall, I decided to take a deep dive in scraping data from a local paper who I freelance for’s rosters to create code replacement files to use in Photo Mechanic in this upcoming season. This makes captioning faster and easier, making photos available quicker to the paper.