This week’s photojournalism class focused on sports shots, action and movement. Alix and I decided to go make photos at Timber Lanes off the Irving Park brown line stop. This group of friends were kind enough to let us creep on their bowling party to take pictures. Bob the manager led us to the back of the alley to take some more shots. I’ve always wondered how pins were reset and balls returned.
This is what I came back with. Let me be the first to tell you: Bowling is really hard to shoot. After this, I can’t even imagine trying to chase something faster, like a soccer ball, with my camera. (There are a few repeat shots, but I couldn’t decide which ones I liked better. Critiques welcome.)
Erin Duffy picks up his ball as he aims to throw a spare.
I liked both these shots because 1) I’m a huge fan of vertical photos. I was trained that way by my b&w film photography teacher back in high school but 2) I love the kid on the far right. Like, he’s just being such a naughty little kid.
Duffy reacts as he walks away from his throw. He missed his spare.
Paul Augsburger takes his turn.
William Brown assumes the position.
Kids use the ramp to throw their bowling balls. Some thought it would be funny to roll more than one onto the alley. Bob didn’t seem to mind.