Welcome to ronscheffler.com!

I am a freelance photographer based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada covering a range of photographic areas including corporate, editorial and sports. For any assignment (or general) inquiries, please take a moment to write a brief message with all of the pertinent details through the contact form here. If you prefer to contact me by phone, my number is 1-905-971-7661.

Many Canadians think of Hamilton as this:

But there’s a lot more to the city than its fading steel industry and eternal existence in the shadow of the big show in Toronto.

This blog focuses on some of my interests in photography, such as sports and general life in the Hamilton area. I’m also a bit of an equipment gear-head and enjoy talking shop from time to time, which is reflected in my informal equipment reviews.

In terms of sports photography, the sport to photograph in Hamilton is the Hamilton Tiger-Cats football team. As one might safely guess from the photos in my CFL archive, football is one of my favourite subjects. While blog posts here cover a snippet of my CFL work during 2009 and 2010, the images are a culmination of experience spanning over 20 years of pro football photography.

For the past 15 years I’ve been a contract photographer for the Panini America trading card company (formerly known as Donruss) and have covered approximately 200 NFL football games. In addition, I’ve covered football and other sports with an editorial on-deadline approach for sports photo agencies, which enables me to cross between commercial and editorial focus in my game coverage.

Other major sports experience includes the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup in Canada, FINA World Championship swimming, F1 motorsports, NCAA football, Canadian Superbike motorcycle racing, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, ATP tennis…

In addition to sports, I’m involved in corporate and institutional photography, including event coverage and public relations work in addition to editorial assignments. Editorial work included a lengthy stint at The Hamilton Spectator newspaper in photographic and multimedia content creation and post production capacities for print and online editions.

Photography isn’t just a job. It’s something I continue to pursue between assignments, either in and around Hamilton, or wherever I might be traveling.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. If you wish to contact me, please use this contact link.