My name is Bob Shank I am a contracted photographer with East Stroudsburg University and a freelance sports photographer for two local newspapers, The Pocono Record & The Easton Express-Times, here in the Poconos. I currently photograph college, high school, and professional athletes. Some recent venues include all college sports; high school football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and swimming; and both men’s and women’s professional golf. You can view my sports portfolio here and my recently published photo gallery can be viewed here.
My mission is to capture each game story, show the emotion of the players, and bring the game to the fans in a unique and captivating way through sports photography.
Wildlife photography is another favorite photographic subject of mine and living in the Poconos lends itself to incredible photography opportunities for me. You can check out my website for more information.
I am a graduate of Temple University with a Communications degree in the magazine sequence. My most favorite class was photography where I received assignments each week and then took my Minolta x370 out into action. I developed the film in my makeshift darkroom in my apartment bathroom. The final step was taking the negatives to Temple’s darkroom to make my enlargements. Our professor was brutal in critiquing our photos, but this helped us learn to be much better photographers. I am still learning today and loving every lesson! I try my best to capture the moment!