About

Excitement

  No matter what sports you follow, high school, college, or road racing, Sportsbyken Photography offers professional photography services to capture your championship moments.  The Indianapolis metro area features arguably the best high school competition in the state of Indiana, with the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference and the Hoosier Crossroads Conference.


At the college level, the Big Ten and Big East Conferences have regional representation, NCAA regional and NCAA championship competition are frequently held nearby.


Sportsbyken Photography covers regional road racing (5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons, and marathons inside of Indiana, plus the surrounding Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Louisville areas. 


Services include more than just engaging images. We present clients with quick turnaround coverage to sports information directors, image CDs, video interviews, and customized service. 


Sportsbyken Photography values developing long-term relationships with clients and considers this the most important aspect of the business. Most of my clients are repeat customers.  Let me help you with your event photography, regardless of how large or small the event. Simply fill out the contact click on go to the Contact below for a service request or question. No obligation and price quotes for services are free. We would love to service your photographic requirements and hope to add you as another satisfied customer! 


 

Services

As a freelancer,  I  can customize services to customer's requirements.  For example,  College Sports I establish relationships with College Sports Information Directors to provide quick turnaround coverage at sporting events. Provide WiFi photos for “real time” inclusion in event reporting. Provide individual team pictures on DVD. Video and audio clips provided for interviews with coaches or athletes. Pricing is based upon individual customized contract. Clients have included Boston University, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Illinois State, Iowa State, IUPUI, U. of Indianapolis, Kennesaw State, Michigan State, Morehead State, Oregon, Providence, Syracuse, Texas, Tulsa, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, and Xavier. 

Photographs have appeared in University of Illinois Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Media Guides, banners inside the Illinois Armory building, and web sites for all the above colleges.. 


Road Racing  - Partner with race event companies needing to add photography experience to their team for a sporting event. Experience in working with teams for triathlons, marathons, half-marathons, night races, novelty races, 5Ks, and 10Ks.  Pricing based upon negotiated rates with hiring company. Partners have included Capstone Photography,  MarathonFoto, PBC Sports Photography, 131Events, TRC Photography, Milesplit, GameFace, Star Photo Imaging, and Ultra Event Photo


Media Companies - Photograph high school events, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball.for local media coverage through Victory Views Media Company. 

Motivation

The starting point for working as a sports photographer is a passion for sports.  I grew up watching and playing baseball, basketball, and football.  In high, I switched over to running cross country and track.  Unfortunately, I wasn't talented enough to get a college scholarship, but after college, I competed in over 250 regional and local running races including the Indianapolis 500 Mini-Marathon, Peachtree 10K, Bowling Green 10K Classic, and Collin Classic 100K Bicycle Ride,   I co-captained the GTE team in the Indianapolis Corporate Challenge, was a local Torch Runner in for 1987 Pan Am Games held in Indianapolis. 


As I aged, my passion for sports married with my photography hobby to create the business I have today.  Photographing great athletes on the big stage is the next best thing to being an elite athlete. 


My basic philosophy is to capture top-notch photography while interacting with fans and enhancing the sports experience to the greatest extent possible.  This was illustrated in the following article I wrote for Victory Views.    CLICK to read the entire article 

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2017 Lawrence North Volleyball

2017 Cross Country

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2017-8 High School Basketball