Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

July 19, 2012

2012 California Rodeo Salinas


Another year for the California Rodeo Salinas and I'm overdue for a photo blog update.

The photo above is one of my favorite lit portraits in all of my career. We contacted this local cowboy for a photo session for the cover the current Monterey County Weekly and this is one of the pictures I shot. Great subject and great location.

I love shooting the rodeo every year, because it's such a great cultural experience. So many people are really into being cowboys and love the rough life. Pretty of good photo ops.

Below are a few shots from last night's Professional Bull Riding in Salinas.

The photo directly below is one of my favorites in 5 years of shooting the event. Great emotion from the cowboy and the bull...