West Coast night games bring special deadline challenges, with kick-off at 7:30 p.m. here in Chicago. That means the game is wrapping up out West as our presses are starting to roll back here. The challenges that pose include the need to quickly design pages and get them to the presses.
That means each shooter needs to be equipped with a device that allows them to use
At big events where nearly everyone has a cell phone, local cellular systems sometimes aren't able to handle all of the communication traffic. If this happens, our photographers will rotate off the field as the game unfolds to quickly send pictures to the Tribune "the old-fashioned way" -- by using their laptop computers connected to the internet in a media room at the stadium.
With action pictures in hand, photo editors in Chicago work with the designers of our Sports pages, iPad app, and the CT.com website to present the most fantastic and informative game shots to our readers.
And we can do that drill pretty fast.
-- Mark Hume, photo editor, Chicago Tribune