Tyler Tate is the Editor in Chief and principle photographer for Action Sports Today/USA Today Action Sports. Tyler also runs a content provider media company T Squared Sports Media bringing additional content from the action and adventure sports community to mainstream media outlets like MSN, Yahoo and Apple News.
"Finding your comfort allows you to breathe and focus on the task at hand and that is to capture that moment. To tell the story. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. With the thirst for immediate information, a photo can be worth a million words now. Shot with intent and shot with purpose.
"Does the image tell a story? If it doesn’t then it is not a great photo. For many athletes, this may be the pinnacle of their career and it is your job to showcase their story in the image to share their passion with anyone who views your photo.
"Photography is the art of capturing the beauty of life in whatever capacity that may be. It is the act of appreciating and capturing “the moment”. As a photographer you need to have a relationship with your camera, know how to use the equipment and environment around you.
"Create Depth. Depth helps to create a story. In other words, make the viewer feel like they are there. Show passion, show heartbreak, capture the moment. If you think ahead and understand what you are shooting, you have a chance at getting 'the shot'."