Delaware Sports Blitz is excited to announce a new series we will be doing called Behind the Sports.

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The Behind the Sports series is looking at men and women who prepare athletes for their best on and off the court ( SIDs, AD, educators, trainers and etc.). The series will also be looking at different careers in the sports field from media, operating an arena, tickets sales, public relations and etc.

 


 

This week we will be featuring several people from Wilmington University who work in different aspects of the sports in the University.

Next up in the series is Frank Stallworth who is a student at Wilmington University. Stallworth is a photographer and if you follow Wilmington University Athletics, many shots you see on their site are taken by him.  At Wilmington, Stallworth is a work study focused in sports photography and is a tech assistance. Sports is not his only focus as the talented photographer takes shots of everything and anything where his travels takes him.

 

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Name the job and a brief summary of what it entails?

Stallworth: Work Study- Sports Photography and tech assistance. 

How long have you been in this area of work?

Stallworth: I will have 6 years in this field come September. 

What interested you to get in this area of work?

Stallworth: I always had a hobby with taking pictures. I first learned the science in my senior year in Newark High School in 2004.

 

What is the most rewarding part of the job?

Stallworth: Making people happy with all the memories I capture is the most rewarding part of job.

 

What are some of the challenges of the job?

Stallworth: Trying to make sure my subject doesn’t notice when I am taking candid photos and making sure I don’t get caught in the action of the game.

 

What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in this job or field?

Stallworth:  My advice I would give to people who seek to work in this field is not be afraid to take a picture. Do whatever you can to get all the right moments. Scan your environment to time when to position yourself to get the right shot and always keep a level head.

 

If you like to see more of Frank Stallworth’s work:

Go to his site at F. Stallworth Photography

Also, Follow him on Instagram at @f.stallworth_photography