The last time I made a photo gallery for CBC, I was watching my rowing teammates win silver in the men's eight at the London Olympics. I have decided to retire from rowing after 12 years on the Canadian National Team, putting 100 per cent of my focus toward photography.

I have been a B.C. Lions fan since my Dad took me to my first game in 1985 when I was six. I wanted the opportunity to photograph the team that I grew up watching and share my thoughts on the game, the players, and how I took the photos.

Last Saturday morning I was on the ferry travelling to Vancouver to shoot my first B.C. football game with a tip I heard from a Sports Illustrated photographer on my mind: arrive early and stay late.