Austin Photographer Patrick Meredith

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And finally….

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So I’ve spent the last week lounging around my house.  Not because I wanted to, but because I twisted my ankle something terrible at a softball game last weekend.  It swelled up so bad within the first few minutes that I had to take my shoe off.  The EMT’s on scene didnt have any Aleve (or Advil, etc) or any bandage wrap.  I hate to think what would have happened if something major would have happened.  !!!

Anyhow, I’ve been shooting a little here and there, most noteably at SXSW this past week.

I got to sit through a number of terrible films, terrible bands and terrible light shows throughout the two weeks.  I also got to see a couple good films, a couple good bands (including Cory Branan) and one good light show throughout the two weeks.

I usually make it my goal to go to other locations if there are other photographers around because I don’t enjoy getting the exact same shot as everyone else around me.  I took this theory into my SXSW shooting, but it was impossible in some situations.

I got an assignment to cover a party at one of the bars downtown and made my way upstairs and found myself behind the counter of the open bar.  Free booze=absolute madness.  People were lining up and screaming…yikes…

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I also shoot the film/interactive portion of the festival and saw a couple of neat shows.  The photo below is right before the start of a flick at the Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin.  I think it’s funny how no one ever wants to sit in the front row…

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I also got to shoot some more University of Texas baseball the other day.  It was super cold  in Austin for some reason and rain loomed all afternoon.  I set up two remote cameras a couple of hours before the first game and ended up with no useable shots from either camera.  A nice lesson there!

Here is a pretty typical shot of Chance Ruffin.  I would love to get a camera looking down on the mound from above the pressbox.  Nothing but that new green turf and the mound….A guy can dream…

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And in other news, I have accepted the role of becoming the official photographer of the Austin Aztex, the local professional soccer team.  Their regular season starts next week.  You will be able to see my photos on their website, here and hopefully one in my portfolio some day.

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I also started to get my photos on my Photoshelter website.  It has been a long time coming, but I’m finally getting it done.

And last but not least…Are you intersted in purchasing some Leica camera equipment?  Take a look at what I’ve got up for grabs HERE.


<H6>All photos/text by Austin sports photographer Patrick Meredith www.meredith-photo.com</H6>
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March 28, 2009 at 3:16 am

SXSW is here…

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And so is the entire music/film world!  Traffic is crazy, the weather is crazy and everyone’s laid back attitude is the best.  There were literally hundreds of people waiting to get into the venues I was shooting at tonight!  So far I’ve met people from four different continents (North America, Asia, Europe and Africa)!  Insane!

Tomorrow is going to be another fun day as well.  I’m covering the University of Texas Longhorns baseball teams doubleheader against Missouri followed by a night game of some USL-1 professional soccer FOLLOWED by some more SXSW coverage!  When it rains, it pours!    (Literally…thankfully the rain is moving out tomorrow!!!)

Cory Plump manages the projection room at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on 6th Street during a world premier screening of 'Trust Us, This is All Made Up' on Friday, the first official day of SXSW.

Cory Plump manages the projection room at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on 6th Street during a world premier screening of 'Trust Us, This is All Made Up' on Friday, the first official day of SXSW.

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March 14, 2009 at 4:00 am

SXSW

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Normally I’m not happy about ACL, SXSW or any big production coming to town because of the huge influx of people that take over the streets, my favorite watering holes and taco stands, but I finally got approved to shoot the SXSW festival here in town in March and I’m excited for next month to come around. I have a few friends that are playing a couple shows around town while the festival is happening and it should be a blast. I thought I would dig up this photo I took of a local Austin band with a huge national following called Sounds Under Radio. Their music isn’t really my style, but I’m sure they are going to draw some huge crowds out to their shows. These guys were great to work with.

Nikon D300+Nikkor 17-35 and three Nikon speedlights shot through two umbrellas and one softbox. Photo by Austin Photograhper Patrick Meredith www.meredith-photo.com

Sounds Under Radio band members (from left) Doug Wilson, Bradley Oliver, Lang Freeman and Sonny Sanchez inside the Driskell Hotel in Austin, Texas. Tech: Nikon D300+Nikkor 17-35 and three Nikon speedlights shot through two umbrellas and one softbox. Photo by Austin Photograhper Patrick Meredith http://www.meredith-photo.com

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February 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm