Recent PostsRIP Dwayne Haskins T.J. Watt - NFL DPOY "The Goat" Tom Brady Retires RIP Charlie Watts-Rolling Stones Drummer Tommy Lasorda Sports Photography Class: Why Should I Shoot in a Low Angle? Sports Photography Class: How do I Get Better at Showing Faces During a Game? Sports Photography Class: How Do I Stop the Action? Sports Photography Class: Shooting in the Rain Sports Photography Class: Lighting - Backlit Subjects
Welcome to the Pavely Photography Blog. As a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review photojournalist for more than 20 years, I got my experience in sports, commercial, portrait, higher education, and real estate photo shoots.
A lot of the pictures posted here will sports photography. Whether it is from the youth sports leagues that I regularly cover (baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, diving, martial arts, lacrosse...) or professional sports here in Pittsburgh (primarily the Pirates-Steelers-Penguins), I will share with you some of my favorite images. So whether it is from the sandlot to the Super Bowl, sit back and enjoy.
From time-to-time I will re-visit my old newspaper photo archives and relive some of my favorite moments. Other posts will include some of my recent shoots for USA Today Sports Images as well as other freelance jobs I post. I have been fortunate enough to be assigned to cover the MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, and NHL forUSA Today.
In my spare time, I like to photograph my kids as they participate in their activities. These pictures will also be peppered through the posts.
Thank you for taking the time to browse through my collection of pictures past and present.
April 11, 2022
Rest In Peace Dwayne Haskins. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback tragically lost his life over the weekend after he was struck by a vehicle in Florida. This is from a pr...Read the Full Post »
February 10, 2022
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt is named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The All-Pro player registered 22.5 sacks for the 2021 season having him tied for...Read the Full Post »
February 01, 2022
Tom Brady is the GOAT! Most sports, this can be debated. But not in the NFL. An astounding 7 Lombardi Trophies, more than any 1 team, is just one example. I feel bless...Read the Full Post »
August 24, 2021
R.I.P. Charlie Watts. Being the drummer in "the World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band" for over 50 years is amazing! I was fortunate enough to the The Rolling Stones live...Read the Full Post »
January 08, 2021
As a kid, there was a point in my life when I wrote to old-time baseball greats. Tommy Lasorda was one of the first to respond. I never became a "future Dodger" but about...Read the Full Post »
November 20, 2020
SHOOTING A GAME AT A LOW ANGLE Sports Photography Class with Philip G. Pavely/Pavely Photography WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SHOOTING LOW? When you are watching a pro...Read the Full Post »
November 13, 2020
SHOWING FACES Sports Photography Class with Philip G. Pavely/Pavely Photography HOW DO I GET GOOD PHOTOS OF FACES DURING ACTION? When taking sports photos, nothing i...Read the Full Post »
November 06, 2020
STOP ACTION SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY Sports Photography Class with Philip G. Pavely/Pavely Photography WHAT MAKES A GREAT SPORTS PHOTO? When you think of a sports image, w...Read the Full Post »
October 30, 2020
SHOOTING SPORTS IN THE RAIN Sports Photography Class with Philip G. Pavely/Pavely Photography Mar 30, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco...Read the Full Post »
October 23, 2020
HOW BACKLIT PHOTOS CAN MAKE YOUR SUBJECTS POP Sports Photography Class with Pavely Photography What is a Backlit Photo? Backlight noun — “illumination from behin...Read the Full Post »
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