Archive for the 'Sports' Category

Clip: Register-Guard on State Wrestling

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Saturday night we shot the state prep wrestling tournament for the Register-Guard paper in Eugene. Here is how the pictures played out in the paper the next day.

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Here’s a better view of the black & white picture above: Joseph Ballard’s reaction after winning his second Class 2A/1A title at the OSAA state wrestling championships.

Joseph Ballard of Monroe reacts after pinning Samuel Thurman of Lowell for his second 2A/1A title in the OSAA State Wrestling Championship in Portland, OR on February 28, 2015.  (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/For the Register-Guard) (Craig Mitchelldyer)

7 Year Old Hoops

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

My 1st grade son loves sports. He’s quite the little athlete. Right now he is playing soccer and basketball. I’m helping coach his basketball team and when it was time for team photos, I decided I’d shoot them instead of having the league photographer do it so we could have something cool. Here is what I shot. They look like such little bad asses. Love it. You do not want to mess with them!

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Here is my little man. Love this kid! So much fun watching him play.

14 of 2014 – Our Favorite Sports Photos

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The final installment of our 14 of 2014 is a little late, but better late than never. It’s a tough one as I shoot a ton of sports, but we narrowed it down to these 14 favorite photos. I hope you enjoyed the other 14 of 14 posts as well! May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) makes a three pointer at the buzzer over Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) to win the game during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)
The best moment in Portland sports in 2014 had to have been Damian Lillard’s buzzer beating 3 pointer shot with .9 seconds on the clock to advance the Blazers to the second round of the NBA playoffs. It was great to witness it. Since that moment this image has ben published in hundreds, if not thousands of publications, including a double truck in ESPN the Magazine, a page in SI for Kids and is the only action photo in this years Blazers media guide.

TUKWILA, WA - AUGUST 31:  of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.  (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)
In August, I shot the NWSL Championship game up in Seattle. I liked this action photo from the game.

 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
In September, a forest fire near Eugene made for the best light inside Autzen stadium as the Ducks beat Michigan State on their way to playing for the national title.

Mar 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson (4) attempts a bicycle kick in the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
This Will Johnson bicycle kick almost was a spectacular goal.

Apr 5, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Timbers fans celebrate after a goal during the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
I love shooting the Timbers and I love shooting the Timbers fans. So much emotion. So much craziness.

Apr 5, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Timbers fans celebrate after a goal during the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

May 3, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti (37) celebrates after scoring the game winning goal during the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Just one day after Damian Lillard made his historic shot, the Timbers Maxi Urriti had a buzzer beater of his own to give the Timbers a win in the pouring rain.

June 1, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army cheers before the match at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
More from the Timbers Army.

July 18, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri (8) reacts after scoring the game winning goal int he second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
I love seeing what kind of celebration guys have planned after scoring and this Diego Valeri tribute to his father in law did not disappoint.

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell (24) reacts after a shot in the first half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Pictures that show emotion are the pictures I love to shoot.

HILLSBORO, OR - JUNE 20: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Salem Keizer Volcanoes at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)
Shooting baseball games for the Hops at Ron Tonkin Field is one of my favorite parts of summer. Every single night there is great light.

May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Blazer fans cheer during introductions in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)
Player intros during the playoffs made for some cool photos.

June 15, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Thorns defender Rebecca Moros (2) makes a save as goalkeeper Michelle Betos (18) dives for the ball off a corner kick late in the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Thorns FC (Craig Mitchelldyer)
When the defender makes a save in the goal, you usually have a cool photo.

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti (37) gets past CD Olimpia goalkeeper Noel Valladares (27) to score a goal in the second half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Maxi Urruti again, this time stepping on the goalie on to get the ball in the back of the net.

2014 Portland Thorns (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Thorns FC) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers)
Ok this is number 15, but I love the Thorns team photo from this season too. Such a fun group.

Clip: Marcus Mariota in Athlon Sports

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

This week is awards week for college football and Marcus Mariota is likely to win pretty much every award there is, including the Heisman. A couple weeks ago Athlon Sports came to me for a photo of Mariota for the cover of this months magazine, which came out today.

Marcus Mariota poses for a photo in Athlon Sports Magazine. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Darlington Nagbe for Advocare

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe for Advocare. Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
A couple of weeks ago we got a call from Advocare looking for a photographer for a shoot with Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe. I was happy to shoot it as I’ve worked with him many many times, not only as the Timbers photographer, but I also hid in the bushes while he proposed to his now wife Felicia, shot maternity photos for them and shot photos of his new baby as well. I’m kind of the Nagbe personal photographer, so I was happy to shoot some cool photos for his latest product endorsement. Advocare sent a video crew up from Dallas and we rented out the Portland Futsal faciltiy on 17th Ave in SE Portland, which is the perfect facility for a photo shoot like this. This is one of my favorites from the shoot.

Clip: Sports Illustrated for Kids

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Damian Lillard in Sports Illustrated for Kids. Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Another national magazine using my image of Damian Lillard and his series clinching buzzer beater. This week, it is Sports Illustrated for Kids.

Clip: ESPN Magazine

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Damian Lillard in ESPN Magazine. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)

I was pleasantly surprised to see my photo of Damian Lillard’s last second shot to win game 6 and the series against the Houston Rockets in last years playoffs was run as a double truck in ESPN the Magazine’s latest issue. One of the greatest moments in Blazer history and one of my favorite photos this year. Always nice to see large photos in major magazines.

Portland Trail Blazers Portraits

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Portraits of Portland Trail Blazers players, including LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard shot at the Moda Center.  Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Yesterday at the Moda Center the Portland Trail Blazers held their annual media day. I was assigned to shoot portraits of each player on the 2014-2015 squad. Here are my favorites from each player. Should be a fun season!