I started d3photography.com as a small department at D3sports.com with a simple idea: Wouldn't it be great if we had game photos on D3hoops.com. And it grew into where you are today. From those early days in the winter of 2002 to splitting off in late 2010 and to the present we have posted over 750,000 photos, covered more than 60 NCAA National Championships and continue to grow each year.
I got my start in photography at a young age, messing around with my father's Minolta 35mm. But I didn't start shooting sports until 1997 when I shot my first DeLaSalle basketball game and I was hooked. I've covered over 1000 events since then from the Division I hockey tournament, Division III basketball, baseball, soccer and football championships and countless high school events in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
I do maintain a fulltime job as an engineer but I live and breathe sports photography. I also can be found at Keegan's Irish Pub most Tuesdays and Thursdays for pub trivia - if you've never been to pub trivia come down and say hi!
Ryan Coleman can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): MIAC, IIAC, WIAC, MWC, UMAC and points in between. among others.
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As d3photography’s only full time photographer, I handle the day to day operations of d3photography.com. From credentials, to servicing customers and clients, my day is never boring and always changing. My goal is to keep our clients and our customers with the most up to date images from our core sports and develop relationships with our non core sports. My biggest challenge, trying to attract new photographers, so that we can continue to grow our network and cover new markets. If you’ve got sports photography experience, please reach out. we’ve got a place for you.
My start in photography came when my dad handed me a Canon AE-1P in 1985. Less than a week later, I was shooting high school basketball, and soon after was working Division 1 hockey as a hobby. It stayed a hobby until 2006 when it became a full time part time job, and I was working a full day time job and spending an equal amount of time covering sports. Now nearly 10 years later, I’ve covered over 50 NCAA Championships in baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer in both Division I and Division III. I spent two years on the sidelines with the Green Bay Packers covering for various newspapers. I cover preps for a number of Wisconsin newspapers, and cover MLB, NBA, and the NHL for a wire service. I work for a number of Big Ten schools providing coverage when they are in Wisconsin. Never one to turn away a challenge, you’ll find me working weddings and music festivals during the summer off-season.
When I don’t have a camera in my hand, I’m usually pounding the pavement training for my next half or full marathon. Or planning a trip to Disney.
Larry Radloff can be found at events in the WIAC, MWC, NACC, CCIW as well as tournament assignments.
Larry Radloff can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): WIAC, MWC, CCIW, St. Norbert, Lawrence, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, Milwaukee School of Engineering among others.
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I am a free-lance photographer based out of Appleton, Wisconsin. I started taking photos for Menomonee Falls Little League and quickly fell in love with sports photography. Within the year I was mentored by a close friend who shoots for a Wisconsin Badger sports website.
I have been asked, “What is your favorite sport to shoot?” Shooting outside, my favorite has to be baseball. There is nothing like being that close to the action and the emotions of the players on the field and bench. Shooting indoors, my favorite sport is hockey. As someone who played both roller and ice hockey the anticipation of the first pass and the big hit is an adrenaline rush. To catch that emotion in a still shot is priceless.
While I have worked with d3photography.com, I have been to the 2014 and 2015 Division III Women’s Basketball Finals and the multiple Division III World Series and Stagg Bowls.
Steve Frommell can be found photographing sports events at the following conference(s): CCIW, MWC, NACC, and WIAC
Scott is one of the earliest photographers with d3photography.com and has covered some of the biggest NCAA Division III and Division I hockey, football, basketball and baseball games over the years. He also serves as the Minnesota Swarm team photographer in the National Lacrosse League in Saint Paul, Minn. He resides in Twin Cities area with his wife and two children.
Scott Pierson can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): MIAC, UMAC, WCHA, Big Ten among others.
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I am a freelance photographer and student based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I started taking pictures my senior year of high school and quickly found a passion for sports and photojournalism. I started off in 2006 taking photographs at high school softball games. Later that I year I became the photo editor of the Augsburg College school paper, where I had the chance to shoot a variety of sports at the Division III level including football, soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball and softball. I have covered the Division III Wrestling National Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010. I have also covered professional basketball and soccer, as well as youth and high school soccer, high school wrestling and amateur baseball. I am currently a student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, where I am studying photography. I am also the managing editor for City College News, the student newspaper. Apart from sports, I shoot aviation photography and photojournalism. I also incorporate black & white film photography into sports on occasion, processing film and making enlargements by hand the way it was done for decades.
Caleb Williams can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): MIAC events. among others.
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I am a freelance photographer in the DFW area. Along with my work with D3Photography.com I also cover all types of sporting events for youth, high school's, college's, and professional organizations in the DFW area. I also provide Team & Individual photography services for several schools and clubs. I feel fortunate to turn a hobby I love into a profession. The oppertunities received to cover professional sports these past few years have been a real joy. I am looking forward to continue growing my business and the oppertunities yet to come.
For D3Photography.com I cover schools in the SCAC and ASC conferences.
I am a freelance sports photographer based in the Seattle, Washington area. I studied photography at The Southeastern Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. The school was operated by Jeanne & Neil Chaput de Saintonge, current owners of The Rocky Mountain School of Photography. For many years my main focus was nature photography until I had an opportunity to shoot a sporting event at The University of Washington. That changed everything thing for me. Since I have a great passion for both sports and photography, it was only natural for these two to become my main focus. Outside of photography, I enjoy family, fitness, nature, hiking and reading. I also have a BS in Pharmacy from Auburn University- War Eagle!
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I am a computer tech with one of the largest public school districts in Wisconsin. My photo interests started very young. I always was looking through my grandparents' slides and photographs and was begging for my first camera way back when the Kodak Instamatic first hit the market. I am guessing I was around 8-10 years old. Does anyone remember the 126 film cartridge and the flash cube? In high school I brought my first 35mm camera, I went through several as the years went by and still have a couple of Pentax cameras that I have had for over 30 years. I've also photographed weddings, and still do from time to time. I've shot hundreds of rolls of my two kids as they grew up. Sports, plays, music, family, landscapes, travel, wildlife and other events are favorite subjects. Really, did I leave anything out? I became associated with d3photography by running into Ryan at a UW-Whitewater football game shortly after getting my first Digital SLR in 2006. I was on the field shooting UWW games because my son, Chris, spent five years with the team, three of them as an assistant coach. Some of the first years I was still shooting film for myself. Since '06, I have been on the field for almost every UWW football game, except a couple of the Stagg Bowls appearances. I was at three of them and on the field shooting for '06 and '09. I have had at least 18 photos on the main pages of d3football.com in those years and many more on warhawkfootball.com. Chris is now with a pro indoor arena football team, the Wisconsin Wolfpack, in Madison, WI, and I am now shooting indoor football as well. I have also been on the field at Fenway Park, for pregame ceremonies when my daughter, Allyson, sang the Star Spangled Banner for a Red Sox - Yankees game in April, 2009. I enjoy shooting Division III sports because these athletes and their families are there simply for the love of the game.
David shoots mainly in the Chicagoland area. His most often schools are North Central, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Benedictine and Aurora. His favorite sport is baseball to shoot as he has been shooting that for over 15 years in the Midwest League.
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Joe Bergman is a former Division 1 football player and high school football coach who has coached numerous offensive lineman onto the colligate level, including players who received full athletic scholarships and/or played for the University of Miami (FL), University of Sothern California, Fresno State, University of Deleware (FCS), Montana State (FCS), Cal Poly (FCS), Humboldt State (DII) and Cal Lutheran (DIII). Joe uses his passion for football in his photography, and covers NCAA and NAIA athletic events, all Division III SCIAC athletic events for d3photography.com, provides photography for the Cal Lutheran and La Verne Athletics Departments and also cover high school sports throughout Central California. Joe’s work has been published by the Los Angeles Times, Bakersfield Californian, NCAA, and by numerous athletic department websites.
Joe can be reached at email@example.com
Joe Bergman can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): SCIAC, NWC among others.
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I am, first and foremost, a friend of Ryan's. He asked me to shoot swimming with him a couple years ago, knowing that I know my way around a camera, but also that I had never been to a college swimming event before, much less shot one. And still, he asked me to shoot more for him, so I figure I did something right. I have been a photographer since I was given a Nikon EM back when I was - 12, I think. Even though that camera was very frustrating to use (no ability to choose the shutter speed, so no real way of understanding what you were doing), it gave me enough of a taste of the possible that I soon purchased an older Nikkormat with a single prime lens and, borrowing a lens here and there, I made some images for the Concordian - the Concordia-Moorhead student newspaper - (WAAAY back in the last century) of some football games, and took a class, and still hadn't a clue what I was doing, but it was taking - you know. Then I worked for Pro-Ex, and it started to sink in. Then I started assisting a Wedding Photographer, and then shooting, and I was getting it, and the eye was developing. And then digital happened, and you could see right away what a change in the aperture and or the shutter speed and or the... well what do you know? I understand this!! And still, Ryan is my friend and he asks me to shoot pictures with him and for him and because I understand what is happening, I can stop thinking about it and just make the images, you know? I am married to a wonderful woman who feigns understanding me, and we have three awesome kids who are growing and learning and making great strides and messing it all up and living and if we keep working hard and smart, we'll get it.
Wade Gardner can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): WIAC, UMAC, MIAC, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls among others.
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I am a graduate of the California Maritime Academy where I played soccer. I drove Oil Exploration ships for a number of years before I went back to school at the University of the Pacific and got teaching credentials in Physical Sciences and Mathematics I currently teach high school physics. I have taken photos off and on since high school. I started shooting Division III football on a whim and put the photos on Yahoo. When they quit hosting (I didn't realize it was Flickr) I asked Ryan if I could put my photos up on d3photography (then a part of D3sports.com). Since then I have been shooting basketball and volleyball games for the NAIA Cal Pac conference. I have also photographed occasional confirmation and first communion for area churches. Those photographs are on PhotoReflect.com My photos have appeared in the Linfield, Whittier, and Willamette student papers, Sports Starz magazine as well as on numerous college web sites. I also shoot athletics at the school where I teach. They are used for the school's athletics web site. The AD also uses my shots for fatheads or posters given to athletes who get straight A's during their season. See the football page of the athletics page for an example of the fatheads. I also backpack and climb mountains all over the west coast photographing birds, flowers, and the beautiful scenery.
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Dan is a full-time professional photographer based in Ohio who covers the Mount Union Purple Raiders in the fall (football) and works in the Columbus area during the winter and spring with his wife.
Dan Poel can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): OAC, HCAC, MUC among others.
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I am a self-employed freelance photographer residing in the Capital District of New York State. In many ways, this is an optimum location for a photographer to live; as the Catskill Mountains are about an hour south and the Adirondack Mountains are about two hours north. New York City and Boston are less than three hours away. This central location enables me to walk out my front door and find amazing photography opportunities including, but in no way exclusive to, shooting nature scenes, urban scenes, college sports, wildlife, concerts, events, and anything else that catches my attention.
One of the questions I am most often asked is: what is your favorite thing to photograph? I love to photograph Division III sports; that is probably my first love as a photographer. There is so much passion, pain, emotion, and action at this level of athletics. Most of the athletes are nearing the end of their athletic career -- they get out there and put their hearts on the line. There is nothing more exciting than seeing the celebration of a championship, and nothing more heartbreaking than seeing the tears roll as an athlete realizes this is the end. This view is different through the camera lens. In some ways it is more limited; however, most of the time I am watching many of the things the spectator is not. I am watching the game and the athletes of course, but also the crowd, the fans, the weather, the playing surface, the bench, the children running around the sidelines, and anything else that might make for an interesting capture. All of this being said, I truly love being behind the lens, regardless of what I am photographing.
Photography is an interesting medium. Often people will say, "Did you get that hit, shot, or goal?" In reality, photography stops the hit, shot or goal. It is my intention to capture the emotion of the athlete, subject or scene. I look to capture the moment before, during, or after, one shot at a time. For instance, capturing a soccer player kicking a ball can make for a great photo. With that being said, now imagine a ball caught in the net, the goalie looking back at it, and the player leaping for joy, all three stories captured at the same time in one single photograph.
Look for the guy with the red Ohio State Buckeye hat on it is probably me!
Matt Milless can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): Empire 8, Union, RPI among others.
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Pat Coleman has been following Division III football since the early '90s, ever since the likes of Duquesne, Iona and Georgetown played D-III. He's a 1994 graduate of a Division III school -- Catholic University in Washington, D.C. -- and has been in and (now seemingly permanently) out of the Sports Information biz ever since, as both full-time and interim SID at multiple area institutions.
The other schools he applied to besides Catholic? All D-IIIs: St. John's, Macalester and Oberlin.
Pat has written about Division III football in USA Today and has made multiple broadcast appearances talking about Division III football on ESPN, including an edition of Outside the Lines in February 2010, before Pierre Garcon and the Indianapolis Colts played in the Super Bowl. He and Keith McMillan have broadcast every Stagg Bowl since 1999 on the Internet.
In June 2013, Pat received the Jake Wade Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the media to the field of intercollegiate athletics. Previous winners include Keith Jackson, Dick Enberg, Billy Packer and Robin Roberts.
Pat is a member of the Football Writers Association of America.
During the day he's Social Media Manager at Carlson Wagonlit Travel. He spent two decades as a journalist by day (and night, sometimes) as deputy managing editor for Verizon Headlines, copy desk chief at NBCSports.com and for more than a decade at USA Today. He and his wife Cate have three children: Elizabeth, Robert and Colleen. He returned to his home state of Minnesota in 2008 after nearly two decades in the Washington area.
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Dean, is a full-time software engineer and a freelance sports photographer in the Chicagoland area. Although Dean has background in other genres of photography; sports photography is a true passion for him. During the latter part of the week Dean is usually capturing sporting events for local high schools (i.e. soccer, golf, track and football). A few other facts about Dean that might interest you are the fact that he is a U.S. Army retiree/veteran and has a master's degree in management information systems from the University of Phoenix.
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I have enjoyed a wonderful career in small college athletics for more than 30 years. After interning at my alma mater Michigan Tech ('88) and attending graduate school at St. Thomas (Fla.) University ('89), I got my start in sports information in 1989 as SID at Florida Atlantic University. I later served as SID at then-NCAA Division II IPFW (1991-93), NCAA Division III University of Chicago (1993-2012) and most recently NAIA University of St. Francis, Joliet (2012-16).
With the advent of social media and the corresponding need for more images, more often, I became actively involved in sports photography during my tenure at UChicago in the early 2000s. Since then, I have had the opportunity to shoot a wide variety of sports throughout the country as I followed my teams to regular-season and postseason competition.
While I have been fortunate to have had photos published in area newspapers, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune suburban editions and the Joliet Herald-News, I feel an even greater sense of accomplishment when I see one of my student-athletes use a photo I shot as their profile picture on social media.
After spending most of my life in the Midwest, I moved with my wife and two dogs to New Bern, North Carolina, in November 2016. I plan to remain actively involved in small college athletics. Photography is one way I can fulfill that goal.
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Joe, currently works as a registered nurse for the Cleveland Clinic. He has been a nurse for over 26 years with his military experience. He was a firefighter but since has retired from that. His biggest passion is sports photgraphy, where he dosen't get to play as much as he would like but photography keeps him in the game. He thinks what makes him a good sports photographer is that he understands the game(s) so he loves anticipating the shot. Just like the game(s) sometimes he scores sometimes he dosen't but it makes it all the fun. He freelances for the Elyria Chronicle and for Mount Union more specific to their cross country and track and fields team. A lot of his private work can be seen at www.eyesofjoe.smugmug.com or please follow him at https://www.instagram.com/eyes_of_joe_photography/
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We're looking to expand around the country. On the map below, we're looking for photographers in states where there are NCAA Division III schools, the full color circles are where we currently have photographers, some of them are extremely dense regions (Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles) and we're looking for a few photographers there as well as in greater Texas and the Duluth/Superior area.
There are a few things you need to know before contacting us:
We have both a flexible deadline and expectations. We expect you to do the editing, uploading of both proof images shortly after the game and the full resolution files within a couple days of the game.
We do not pay per game. You are paid a percentage out of your sales. All of our photographers are paid in this manner and we have been operating this way since 2003.
We do not reimburse mileage, meals or food. You can write those off on your taxes out of your sales next spring.
You are expected to be your own salesperson at events. While we give you resources to help you (shirts, sweatshirts [for purchase], business card designs, marketing on facebook and on our media partner websites) you need to make your sales happen.
We're a resale outlet for you. We will sell on your behalf, we will provide images to newspapers, schools, other media outlets that come to us.
You own your images. You're just letting us resell them to make you some extra income and give the fans something to look at and hold on to remember the games by.
This is "At will employment." And you are a contractor. We will not take taxes out of your sales.
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