Juan Pablo Montoya wins the 2015 Indianapolis 500

IndyCar: Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is known as the Great American Race, it’s held Memorial Day weekend along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the Coca-Cola 600. Motorsports biggest weekend in the world! If you have never been to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway you need to just once in your life. The history and the size of the track is something that television doesn’t do justice.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is so big that you can fit Churchill Downs, Rose Bowl, Roman Coliseum, White House, Liberty Island, Yankee Stadium, Taj Mahal, and Vatican City.

This is my 6th Indianapolis 500 and I got to work with another amazing crew to produce some beautiful images for USA Today Sports. My main priority was working features and the grid prior to the race and then shooting outside of turn 1 and in between turn 1 and 2.

The biggest crash of the race literally happened right in front of me, the cars crashed right in front of the safer barrier at my shooting position so I bailed out of the way. In my head I wanted to stay with it but with parts flying in the air, no thanks!

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day, enjoy!

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Biggest Week in American Birding


The Biggest Week in American Birding is right here in Northwest, Ohio. An estimated 80,000 bird watches flock to the area for 10 days when the migratory songbirds stop near the shores of Lake Erie before continuing north.

Having the chance to see some of the most rare and colorful birds right in my backyard is something I couldn’t pass up. I headed out to Magee Marsh and walked the boardwalk with the rest of the birders to see Yellow Warbles, Screech Owls and may other rare birds.

I also made a stop at the Toledo Zoo to check out their “Keet Retreat where you can feed parakeets for a $1. Also saw some other active animals and birds as well.

I hope you enjoy and I can’t wait for birding in May 2016.

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World Famous Glass Blower: Lino Tagliapietra


Italian master glassblower Lino Tagliapietra has spent his 70-year career creating magnificent glass works, raising the international standards of glass craftsmanship in the process. The Maestro was in residence at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Studio from May 2 to 10, showcasing his technical expertise and glass craftsmanship to sold out crowds.

I got the opportunity to photograph Lino working in the Toledo Musuem of Art Glass Studio making some beautiful piece of glass. He makes it looks so easy, as he is molding play dough.

Getting the opportunity to work with the Toledo Musuem is amazing I get to spend time with internationally known artists and get photography and amazing exhibits. I am super excited to photograph Play Time which opens on May 22nd.

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Aerial view of the Great Blue Hole in Belize.

I just got back from a week long vacation in Belize. I was celebrating my 26th birthday with my wife Stacy. We have always wanted to travel there, so we cashed in our airline miles and away we went.

Belize is known for it’s crystal clear blue water, world class diving and snorkeling, rainforests, Mayan Ruins and the best part about Belize is the iconic Giant Blue Hole.

Belize is a place to go if you want to lay around and just relax and do some snorkeling. But I wanted to explore and experience some night life. We stayed on Ambergris Caye, which is the largest island where the resorts are located. Until last year Ambergris Caye didn’t even have a paved road. It was all dirt and gravel and even today a lot of the roads are still like that.

There isn’t much of a night life compared to other places like Cancun or Bahamas. But being able to wake up every morning and look out our balcony and see the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea and Palm Trees along with the 85 degree weather, could make anyone happy.

Looking back on the trip, Belize is naturally beautiful, but seeing the uncivilized town of San Pedro where locals were living 10-15 people in a shack above a small fruit stand or restaurant next a a pile of rubble was a little bit of a turn off. But the locals were very friendly and always open to talk or answer your questions.

I hope you enjoy the photos from Belize.

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Wet and soggy in Bristol

NASCAR: Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand up to Cancer

Bristol Motor Speedway, the Worlds Fastest Half-Mile. But that was slowed for almost 5 1/2 hours after rain rolled through Thunder Valley. Matt Kenseth ended his 51 race drought with a win at Bristol.

With beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures I enjoyed covering my 5th Food City 500.

I hope you enjoy the photos.

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2015 Walleye Run


Every year thousands of walleye make their way up the Maumee River into Lake Erie. Many of you might not know this but, a walleye is one of the most sought after game fish in North America.  Walleye, makes its annual spawning run over the flat limestone of the Maumee River. These fish spend the majority of their lives eating and growing in Lake Erie, but each year as the snow melts and the days get longer, fish pulse up the river in staggering numbers.

Fisherman flock to the banks of the Maumee River hoping to catch the prized fish. The daily limit is 4 per day per fisherman.

Over the last week I have been working on capturing images of the Walleye run. Thanks to all of the fisherman that allowed me to photograph them and special thanks to Coe McKinley to doing a little modeling work last night as we shot some portraits.

Thanks and hope you enjoy the images.

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Tigers defeat the Twins 11-0

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias

Baseball season is finally here, which means one thing. Spring is right around the corner. A cold misty day in Detroit as the Tigers stomped the Twins 11-0.

There wasn’t a lot of action, but there were a lot of runs scored and a lot of happy Tigers players and fans as they are undefeated! I know it’s a little early to say…. but could this year be the year?

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Kentucky Wildcats stay undefeated beating Notre Dame 68-66

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional-Notre Dame vs Kentucky

I was in Cleveland photographing the Sweet 16 and the Elite 8 March Madness Rounds for USA Today. I love the hustle and determination players  put in to try to win the game and move onto the next round.

Notre Dame was giving Kentucky a run for their money, but a foul in the final seconds of the game sent Kentucky to the line to shoot two baskets putting them ahead 68-66.

Notre Dame attempted to take a shot in the last two seconds of the game, but the shot came up short. Kentucky won and celebrated keeping their season a perfect 38-0 and moving onto the Final Four.

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Portraits for Women’s Tennis Association in Indian Wells


 I was out in Indiana Wells, California working with the awesome crew at 800 Kamerman to create some stylized portraits for the Women’s Tennis Association.

Getting the opportunity to work one on one with professional athletes it very different than what I normally photograph. I am usually telling a story for editorial content for newspapers and magazines.

Being able to interact with the athletes for 10-15 minutes for each portrait, you get to see their personality, something that you don’t get to see when you watch them on television or shooting action photos of them.

We had a large tent outside of the stadium, where a giant green and blue screen hoisted into the air for shooting video footage. Trent Kamerman, chief videographer was shooting with a Phantom 4K Flex which shoots 1,000 FPS in 4K. Which is insane!

I had a little area setup off to the side where, I would shoot headshots, and they players would do some animations for tv and scoreboard graphics.

Myself and the crew worked for 13 hours a day for 3 days shooting video and stills. I was shooting with a Canon 1DX with a 70-200 and 24-70. Being able to work with Trent Kamerman, Nick Balogh, Hunter Hoopengarner and the rest of the 800 Kamerman crew made the long days seem short!

Thanks for a great shoot filled with lots of laughs and awesome memories!

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Random views from the Goodyear Blimp

An aerial view of Daytona Beach

An aerial view of Daytona Beach

Some of you may know, I have a slight addiction to aerial photography. I have photographed from airplanes, helicopters, hot air balloons and now the Goodyear Blimp.

During my 5 1/2 hour ride in the Goodyear Blimp, I got to see a variety of different things in the Daytona Beach area. So I wanted to share some of the random things I shot, while I was in the blimp.

Thanks to Goodyear and their PR team for getting me up in the blimp after being cancelled a few times to due high winds.

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Andrew Weber is a professional sports photographer based in Toledo, OH. He was a place kicker for The University of Toledo football team for four years. Andrew's primary focus is capturing important events on film. He was a staff photographer for the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune covering a wide variety of events ranging from high school athletics and late-breaking stories to local county fairs.