Steve Russell -Staff Photographer
Defence might win championships but scores of photographers believe that defence doesn't make for good sports pictures.
I can agree with that to a point. Defence slows the game down and helps reduce errors that might make for a spectacular play. In most sports defence might increase the amount of time per posession thereby reducing the total number of opportunities for pictures in a game.
The Raptors "pound the rock" defence philosophy had me a little worried since we hired Dwayne Casey to lead the troops. That is until I've seen them play a pair of games this season. While a porous defence and a run and gun type game generates some spectacular action, the defensive game that the Raptors are adopting does generate pictures, they are just a little different from what we are used to. There will be more shots from the outside.
We have to look beyond the ball carrier look for some of the individual battles for position that are happening.
We also have a very excitable coach, that makes things a little easier.
And tonight we had Brampton's Tristan Thompson visiting with the Cavs.
Back to Defence, I do think that the biggest impact will be on the fans who were hoping for that free slice of pizza!
David Cooper - Chief Photographer @whatzname07
Steve Russell -Staff Photographer @RussellPhotos
A laneway off of Yonge is transformed into a movie quality rain scape in Curtis Grahauer's "I just Know Something Good is going to happen, 2011" during the 2011 edition of Nuit Blanche where the city core is transformed by the work of hundreds of artists in the sixth installment of the sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art in Toronto. October 1, 2011.
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Steve Russell - Staff Photographer
The NBA is back and I am glad.
The players were rusty and so was I. Maybe a little more rusty than the players because the game was still quick.
The other challenge is that there are so many new faces, players and coaches!
Of the major sports basketball is my favourite to cover.
As photographers we are close to the action and the players don't wear any helmets or masks.
Player shoot baskets as they warm-up before taking to the court for the first pre-season game of a strike shortened season.
Tara Walton - Staff Photographer
Danae Chambers, 71, lays in her bed at Castleview Wychwood Towers, a Toronto long-term care home during a visit with long time friend and now her power of attorney Anna Schrofer. Chambers a former artist has advanced Alzheimer's disabling her from speaking and moving on her own. In April Chambers was sexually assaulted by a male practical nurse who is now facing charges. Tuesday November 8, 2011.
Rick Madonik, Staff Photographer
The pictures which follow are a small sample of the last years' work. In no way is the selection scientific, or unbiased. Many are favourites of the past year, or have some sentimental value. But all, I hope, elicit some form of emotion. From humorous to serious, from sad to elation, one of the things a good news photographer tries to do is capture a moment which helps tell the story, or at the very least, attracts the readers attention long enough to read the story.
Have a happy and safe holiday.
Ghadafi Halas! (Ghadafi finished!)
03/04/11 - RAS LANUF, LIBYA - A man motions with a knife to his own neck, and yells "Ghadafi Halas!" to show what he wants done to Libyan leader Muammar Ghadhafi as rebel fighters are greeted at the gates of Ras Lanuf after its liberation from Ghadafi forces. A rebel attack forced Gadhafi forces back towards Sirt. This is the first time the rebellion from the east has advanced into the western part of the country.
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Richard Lautens/Staff Photographer
Monday was the Toronto Raptors Media Day. Media day is an opportunity to talk to all the players and coaches, shoot their picture and generally give some free ads to the franchise.
It was a bad start as all the media were hanging around the Air Canada Centre atrium but no players! Waiting and gumbling ensued until an hour later the first few trickled in. The other problem was that most of the new uniforms weren't in yet. So unfortunately the official photos they were to take had many of them wearing sweatsuits instead of their jerseys. Even in the big leagues there are always screw ups.
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