FIRST Worlds Event Photography

A post of FIRST Worlds event photography.  These images are of Team RUSH 27 and their involvement and winning of the FIRST World Championship, held in downtown Detroit this May.

FIRST is an international organization that inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. (lifted from their webpage). Specifically this competition was for the high school level student competing in a co-opetition of radio controlled robots.  Over 400 teams from around the world came to Cobo Hall for there days of competition and then off to Ford Field for the finals.  Team RUSH, along with their other three alliance teams won!

I got involved with Team RUSH about 5 years ago when Mrs. Hughes asked if I would share some images of a t-shirt robot I had photographed at a Clarkston High School football game, I agreed.  She also asked if I would be interested in helping the team out with photography, I agreed.  I have been hooked ever since.  That year they won the most prestigious award – The Chairman’s Award.

My involvement is mostly event photography, portrait and banners, general photography and video to help support the team. I also do what I can to mentor aspiring photographers and help out with social media in general.