3D Action Photos from the 2013 Quidditch World Cup VI

Red and Cyan 3D glasses required 🙂   Photos by Jerry Wang. All Rights Reserved. Click here to see how I photographed in 3D.

Shooting 3D Photos at the 2013 Quidditch World VI Cup

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 IQA Quidditch World Cup VI in Kissimmee, Florida. Having attended the tournament in 2011, I wanted do something completely different in terms of photography coverage: 3D quidditch action images. I first shot 3D photos back when I was a junior in college and a photo editor for the University Daily Kansan. The staff had high hopes for our basketball team that year (well, just about every year, ROCK CHALK!). We wanted to create a unique special section in the event that KU made it all the way through March Madness with a trophy. An idea was brought up to photograph the tournament in 3D using 2 DSLRs. We researched the idea, acquired the equipment, calculated the ideal distances, focal length, autofocus point placement, ect. I came back from the tournament with some extraordinary 3D images but KU fell to the #12 seed VCU in the elite 8 so we never ran the photos. Fast forward two years, I’ve refined my previous set up by purchasing a special bracket designed to hold multiple cameras / flashes / lights. I switched my wireless triggers so I can manually control the timing of the […]

Camp Bromelsick Christmas Party at the Lawrence Kansas Lied Center

Last night, I had the honor of  photographing the annual Bromelsick Christmas Party at the University of Kansas Lied Center. The event is put on every year through the generosity of the Bromelsick Foundation. Alfred Bromelsick, a successful businessman who passed away in 1950, created the foundation through his will to benefit the Boy Scouts of Lawrence, Girl Scouts of Lawrence, and the 4-H Club. This year’s Christmas party featured performances by a Chinese Acrobat team from Sichuan, China. Watching the kids in attendance “ooh” and “ahh” at each trick and sing Christmas carols together with their parents just melted my heart. I even had a little girl come up after the show to thank me for taking photos. It doesn’t get any more rewarding than that. Enjoy the following highlights and view the complete gallery here. [portfolio_slideshow id=1919]

My photo is going to be in a Smithsonian exhibit!

I’ve been waiting for the right time to make this announcement and 12/12/12 seems like the right date for some exciting news. Back in early August, a Smithsonian representative contacted me with interests in using one of my quidditch photos from the 2011 Midwest Cup in an exhibit. Needless to say, I was ecstatic about the opportunity. After confirming the details with her and signing my licensing agreement, I can proudly say that my photo will be featured in the Sports Explosion section of the traveling exhibit titled “Hometown Teams” from February 2014 – January 2021. Here are more details about the Hometown Teams exhibit: Hometown Teams focuses on small, local teams as well as college and professional athletics to show the spirit, diversity and love of sports all across America. The exhibit is divided into six major themes: Sports Everywhere; Fields of Glory; Take Me Out to the Ballgame; Community Pride; Playing the Game; and Sports Explosion. These themes include personal stories from players, objects, images and videos that convey the impact of sports on people throughout the United States. And more about the Museum on Mainstreet Program: Hometown Teams is being created by Museums on Main Street (MoMS), […]