Working for SNAPD Brampton, I've had the opportunity to photograph some sporting events, including the local basketball team, the Brampton A's, as well as the local hockey team, the Brampton Beast. I went back to shoot freelance on Friday November 14th, 2014, purely with the goal of expanding my sports photography portfolio, which I did (photos to follow in a later post).
When packing my gear, I decided I wanted to go a bit lighter though, and ditched my 30mm prime. I also had the thought, "Why take my flash? I'm shooting hockey. You don't use a flash for that. But whatever, I guess I'll take it. You never know what's going to happen." Turns out that what happened was Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender, WWII Veteran, and all-around Canadian hero, Johnny Bower showed up and celebrated his 90th birthday, and I managed to photograph him. Thank goodness I brought my flash!