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Here's how Times photographer Dirk Shadd gets those amazing Lightning hockey photos

Published Jun. 8, 2015

Have you ever wondered how Tampa Bay Times photographer Dirk Shadd makes those astounding images of Tampa Bay Lightning hockey games? We're about to show you. Follow along in our behind-the-scenes look by Monica Herndon as Shadd installs his remote cameras in Amalie Arena for Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup final.

Shadd, who has been with the Times for 18 years, has been our prime hockey photographer for over 16 years.

In that time, as Shadd's knowledge of hockey has grown, so have advances in photo technology. Nowadays, photographers can use cameras that focus quicker than humanly possible, take photos at 12 frames per second and even transmit images from remote locations. This is all done to deliver to our viewing audience, story-telling images that resonate in print and on screen.

For more of Shadd's work, follow @DirkShadd on Twitter and DirkShadd Instagram. And check out for the latest from the games.


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