Coming up with a picture story is always a difficult assignment. Doing so in just three hours during the pregame of the post season of a Major League Baseball game is the ultimate challenge. In my recent work with mlb.com I had the task to create pregame photo galleries that encompassed the feel of the park; what it’s like to be at a game, including each teams’ batting practice, and fans enjoying the festivities outside, entering, and inside the park. In that time, I had to edit, crop, tone and caption each photo and transmit them to mlb.com 30 minutes before the start of the game.
Fans arrives for Game 5 of the NLCS between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers, in Philadelphia.
A fan has a P for Phillies painted on her face outside the stadium before Game 5 of the NLCS.
Philadelphia Phillies Game 4 pitcher Cliff Lee casts a long shadow as he stretches in the outfield prior to the start of Game 5.
Fans get their rally towels as they pour through turnstiles into the stadium prior to the start of Game 5 of the NLCS.
Young fans try to catch a ball thrown by a Philadelphia Phillies player during batting practice before Game 5.
A batting glove appears to reach out from the bat bin prior to the start of Game 5.
Philadelphia Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins sands a bat in the dugout as he prepares for batting practice before the start of Game 5.
Los Angeles Dodgers stretch out before taking batting practice prior to the start of Game 5.
Fans can’t wait to get their hands on their tickets to Game 5 of the NLCS between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers.