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 spend half the week doing enterprise-level support for firewall hardware and software manufacturer based in the US; during the other half of the week I run the d3photography.com photo desk from November 15 through April 1, covering NCAA Football playoffs, basketball, hockey, baseball and softball. I am the coordinating editor for our Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field and Outdoor Track and Field coverage as well. Through the end of 2017 I have been involved with over 40 NCAA championship events since starting with D3sports in 2002.
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.
I am a free-lance sports photographer based out of Appleton, Wisconsin. I have had the opportunity to photograph Little League through Division 1 football, but focus on Division 3 sports. My goal is to help student athletes capture the moments of their sports careers in college to create lasting memories.
I started photographing my son’s Little League t-ball team after receiving a Canon Rebel as a birthday gift and fell in love with sports photography. I then had the opportunity to be mentored by a friend who worked for a Wisconsin Badgers website and learned man of the basics of the profession at Camp Randall during Wisconsin Badger football games.
I enjoy working at Division 3 colleges to capture the emotion of the game or competition. My favorite sports to capture are baseball and hockey, both are sports I played when I was younger. This experience has helped me to anticipate the next move and be able to capture the athletes at their best.
I have had the opportunity to attend and photograph multiple sports during the regular seasons as well as championships for football, baseball, basketball, track and field, cross country, gymnastics, volleyball, softball, soccer, and hockey.
Steve can be found at sports events in Midwest conferences, focusing on the 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 two children.
Scott Pierson can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): MIAC, UMAC, WCHA, Big Ten, CCHA among others.
I am a freelance photographer 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 Echo school newspaper, 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 eight times between 2008 and 2017. I have also covered professional basketball and soccer, as well as youth and high school soccer, high school wrestling and amateur baseball. I graduated Minneapolis Community and Technical College in 2012 with an Associate's Degree in Photography and Digital Images. There, I also served as Managing Editor for two years for City College News, the student newspaper.
Caleb Williams can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): MIAC events. among others.
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.
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.
Since joining the d3photography staff in 2016, I have had the opportunity to cover 16 NCAA Division III Championship events: men's basketball (2017, 18), women's basketball (2019), football (2016), men's & women's soccer (2016-19, 21), swimming & diving (2019), and outdoor track & field (2021). I have also shot events for several Division III schools throughout the Southeast. I spent the first 28 years of my career as a small-college SID, serving at Florida Atlantic (1989-91), IPFW (1991-93), The University of Chicago (1993-2012), and St. Francis Illinois (2012-17). A native of Milwaukee, I moved with my wife and two dogs to New Bern, North Carolina, in 2016. I currently serve as social media coordinator for Marine Corps Community Services at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
Dave Hilbert can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): USA South, ODAC.
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.
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!
I am a freelance photographer based in Southwest Virginia. I enjoy all types of photography, but my passion for sports began when a local newspaper asked me if I would like to shoot Virginia Tech football for them. Since that time 4 years ago I have shot almost every Tech home football and basketball game. The past few years I have been fortunate enough to photograph the ODAC tournament, Stagg Bowl and the Final Four for d3 Photography. I am available for hire in the SWVA area.
Brian Bishop can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): among others.
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.
I am a freelance photographer based in the DMV, the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. I am retired Army after serving 23 years as a public affairs officer traveling to various parts of the world including locations such as Rwanda, Botswana and Argentina. I currently serve the country in the Department of Veterans Affairs as a communication specialist. I was interested in photography at a young age when my father’s barbershop wall captured the history of my home area as he had hundreds of photographs taped on it. During my last year of college, I sold cameras at a department store and taught myself with 35mm film cameras so that I looked proficient when selling them.
I started taking photos seriously while I was in the Army as an ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) instructor documenting training events and ceremonies for the program. While I was at the Pentagon, Alaska, Hawaii, and Iraq, I always had a camera in my hand capturing places I traveled in my career.
When my children began their activities, I got more seriously involved in photography as I covered plays, sporting events, concerts, recitals, pageants, and parties. In the early 2010s, I started covering high school sports in the DMV area covering Washington Catholic Athletic Conference schools such as St. Johns College High School, Gonzaga, and Georgetown Prep. Now, I am on assignments covering primarily northern Virginia high schools.
For d3photography, I cover Centennial Conference and ODAC sporting events.
Dan Hunter can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): among others.
Began shooting sports while still in high school. On to college, student newspaper staff photographer, then photo editor. Years of bi-weekly features in the county paper, weddings, custom lab work, printer, portraits, families, studio owner in the 90’s.
Moved to and reside in Tacoma since 1999 where he began enjoying and shooting local D3 campus and sports as well as many other youth sports.
Dan McCormack can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): among others.
I'm Gregg Bochat, I am from Crystal Lake, IL. I have been involved with photography since I was in my teens. I'm much older now.... I am a full time service tech for Honeywell. I have been shooting sports with my kids from Baseball, Tennis, Basketball and Softball. I was asked to do all of the sports for Concordia University in Chicago and have been doing that for 4 years, ever since my daughter graduated form there. I do landscape photography as a hobby, when I can squeeze it in. I have a passion for photography, trying to catch that moment in time, that will forever last in a photo.
Gregg Bochat can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): among others.
I am a Twin Cities based photographer. I started shooting sports about 6 years ago. As a parent of high school athlete, it was better to go with a task to preform, as opposed to being a nervous parent in the stands. Working at Augsburg University for 11 years and now at St. Olaf College, I developed relationships with the Athletic Department staff and have shot countless games across multiple sports, including; football, wrestling, baseball, softball, basketball, hockey, cross country, track and field and lacrosse.
Kevin Healy can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): among others.
I am a free-lance photographer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. I started taking photos for my high school thanks to the hippest teacher any art student could want, she handed me her Hasselblad & told me to be on the bus by 4 to cover the girls freshman, JV & Varsity basketball games, and even with film I was hooked! It started with sports photography & by the end of my senior year I was taking the camera to concerts & everywhere else. But with everything, your passion gets put on the side when the family comes 1st. Thanks to digital, I was hooked in 2006, photographing my kids hockey games, but more memorably was the chance to watch my oldest, as a senior in HS, practice with the JV team, which my youngest was on as a freshman. And thanks to the Bloomington Blades for letting me shoot everything that year, the team & myself had action pictures to share forever. And thats what started my business & brought me here today.
I've had the pleasure to photograph nearly every sport, and enjoyed them all, but above all its gotta be baseball, hockey & lacrosse.
Mark Evrard can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): among others.
Co-Owner of Victory Vision Photography, I have been doing photography on and off since 2003. In addition to photography, I have held management positions in retail, real estate and in the fitness industry. My experience covers weddings, engagements, birthdays, anniversarys, corporate events, sports, portraits/grads/portfolio, structural/real estate, monument/locations, fitness, products/settings, community and multi-day conferences. I also do photo editing. Feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to photograph your event and/or special moment
Rashadeen Byrd can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): among others.
As a Chicago-based photographer and the owner of allsportimaging.com I have over 30 years of professional photography and graphic experience.
I have provided photos ranging from spot news, sports, and feature assignments to various publications, including: the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Associated Press, Sacramento Bee, Baltimore Sun, DNA Info | Chicago, NBC-TV Chicago, Wide World Photo (AP Photos), Shaw Media, Northwest Herald, Friday Night Drive.
Sports is my forte, and "Capturing What Counts" isn't just my tagline - it's a philosophy.
Tony Gadomski can be found at events for the following conference(s) and school(s): among others.
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.
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.
Still interested? We ask you use our registration page. Please provide as much information as you can. Registration Page
Key: Circle Opacity relates to the amount of events covered in the past four years by each photographer and width of circle is their coverage area. Black Dots represent NCAA Division III Schools Black Circles represent new photographers to group who have not covered an event
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