Thursday, August 10, 2017

Howard Lao's Photo of the Day--August 9th...

LONDON--paulmerca.blogspot.com is proud to have Howard Lao shooting for us here in London at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships.

Howard ran the 110 hurdles at the University of Washington, where he ran 14.45 in 2015, his senior year at the Pac-12 Championships, just missing making the finals.

Over his last year at the UW, I noticed him at meets constantly shooting pictures after his races and warmdown of his UW teammates along with other competitors.  As he knew about this blog from my coverage of the Huskies, and the fact that the blog is essentially a one-man operation, he began asking for advice on shooting, and eventually evolved into him shooting meets for various clients, including the Pac-12.

Here's his first post from the world championships:


Ivana Spanovic of Serbia takes off in her one and only jump of the night - 6.62m (21-8.25). She moves onto the next round.

I was approved to set a remote for the qualifying rounds of long jump by the management earlier today. It was my first time setting up pocket wizards for the event - This is something i've always wanted to do but never got the chance to do. Let that be the lack of gear, not knowing how to use it correctly, too many other photographers signing up, or just the weather. 

But i'm glad tonight worked out.

Don't forget to follow Howard on social media @howlaophotography

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