#1Day1Game Photo All-Star Landon ‘gone to the dogs’ Nordeman used all his charm and guile to go all tiger whisperer on us to capture one of his favorite images of official LSU mascot Mike. Word is he used the same calming techniques to tame and photograph the infamous purple faceless fan too. Landon fired 4380 frames for his second one day one game outing…

#1Day1Game Photo All-Star Darren Carroll was tasked with game action duty but suffered terribly from wandering lens syndrome. Hence he has two favorite images from on and off the field. Darren shot 2221 frames and submitted 192 as his final edit…

Just in time for all the Thanksgiving excesses #1Day1Game Photo All-Star Brian Finke gets us in the mood and serves up four of his favorite bacchanalian tailgating vignettes. Brian turned in 197 tasty frames as his final edit…

At least for today anyways this is #1Day1Game Photo All-Star Rob Tringali’s favorite shot. Big congrats to Rob who also scored the cover. He shot 4500 frames capturing all the action…

At least for today anyways this is #1Day1Game Photo All-Star Rob Tringali’s favorite shot. Big congrats to Rob who also scored the cover. He shot 4500 frames capturing all the action…

Perennial #1Day1Game All-Star John Loomis, who is one of only three photographers to have taken part in all 3 ESPN Mag One Day One Game issues, was the first photographer on the ground in Baton Rouge. John covered a ton of shizz leading up to, during and after the game. He shot around 5000 frames total on all his happenings…

Perennial #1Day1Game All-Star John Loomis, who is one of only three photographers to have taken part in all 3 ESPN Mag One Day One Game issues, was the first photographer on the ground in Baton Rouge. John covered a ton of shizz leading up to, during and after the game. He shot around 5000 frames total on all his happenings…

#1Day1Game Photo All-Star Ross Dettman shot 3687 frames on the assignment. Here are two of his favorite…

Can’t say it enough how much fun it was to collaborate on ESPN Mags #1DayGame issue with 12 other photographers. Some I am friends with, some I knew only by their work and reputation. Ha ha yes there was plenty of healthy competition on the day of course but most of all there was oodles of mutual respect, admiration and awe for all the surrounding talent.

I asked the #1Day1Game Photo All-Stars to share their favorite shot(s) from the assignment to post here on WTJ?. First up we have the King of the Death Valley seamless Nathaniel Welch who shot 2824 frames on the day…

1 day
1 game LSU v Alabama
1 issue of ESPN the Magazine on the news stands now
1 real Tiger called Mike
1 mascot Tiger also called Mike
43 crew representing ESPN the Magzine
Including 13 photographers covering all the happenings: Rob Tringali, John Loomis,Nathaniel Welch, Brian Finke, Landon Nordeman, John Huet, Dominic DiSaia, Emilio Collavino, Jamie Squire, Ross Dettman, Pouya Dianat, Darren Carroll and yours truly
113 image web gallery posted on game day here
Over 40,000 frames shot total between us
20+ hour work day
Countless miles walked in search of the defining photo
2 after shoot beers courtesy LSU in the press room - first time thats ever happened
75º game time temp
Chance of rain “never”
Spike Lee and LSU alumni Lolo Jones and Shaquile O’Neal in attendance
325 members of LSU Tigerland band
$2355 most expensive ticket purchased for the game on Stubhub
60,000 estimated number of ticketless tailgaters on campus
Unfathomable the amount of food and drink consumed pre game
93,374 fans inside Death Valley
1 minute 24 seconds time of game winning drive led by Alabama QB AJ McCarron
21-17 final score 
36 hours from end of game to make transmit deadline for final file hi res edit
The creative and life experience utterly priceless…
It was such a huge thrill to be a part of this. I will share some of the contributing photographers favorite pics on WTJ? over the next few days…

1 day

1 game LSU v Alabama

1 issue of ESPN the Magazine on the news stands now

1 real Tiger called Mike

1 mascot Tiger also called Mike

43 crew representing ESPN the Magzine

Including 13 photographers covering all the happenings: Rob TringaliJohn Loomis,Nathaniel WelchBrian FinkeLandon Nordeman, John Huet, Dominic DiSaia, Emilio Collavino, Jamie Squire, Ross Dettman, Pouya Dianat, Darren Carroll and yours truly

113 image web gallery posted on game day here

Over 40,000 frames shot total between us

20+ hour work day

Countless miles walked in search of the defining photo

2 after shoot beers courtesy LSU in the press room - first time thats ever happened

75º game time temp

Chance of rain “never”

Spike Lee and LSU alumni Lolo Jones and Shaquile O’Neal in attendance

325 members of LSU Tigerland band

$2355 most expensive ticket purchased for the game on Stubhub

60,000 estimated number of ticketless tailgaters on campus

Unfathomable the amount of food and drink consumed pre game

93,374 fans inside Death Valley

1 minute 24 seconds time of game winning drive led by Alabama QB AJ McCarron

21-17 final score 

36 hours from end of game to make transmit deadline for final file hi res edit

The creative and life experience utterly priceless…

It was such a huge thrill to be a part of this. I will share some of the contributing photographers favorite pics on WTJ? over the next few days…