This is the life of Dale, the Jerry Jones cameraman for the Dallas Cowboys

Jan 6, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This is the life of Dale, the Jerry Jones cameraman for the Dallas Cowboys

Jan 6, 2017

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Every time the Dallas Cowboys score a touchdown, intercept, win, lose, tie, you need to get a shot of Jerry Jones. And it’s cameraman Dale’s job to cover that angle. “Filming Jerry Jones for three hours is… rough”, says Dale, “I know him so well”. As you would, if you’ve got your camera pointed at him for three hours at each game.

For Dale, it’s the hardest job in sports. And it probably would be, if it were a real job. Of course, the whole thing’s made up. It’s an amusing look at an imaginary job. But it does make you wonder who’s responsible for some of the shots we see regularly in sports games and on TV.

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There’s nothing Jerry Jones likes more, than giving white guys over 50 high fives

– Dale

While Dale’s story is entirely made up, the job itself isn’t always so imaginary. I know several people who shoot video at events. They regularly find themselves stuck on one subject the whole time, ready to catch those reactions when something happens. I’ve even assisted a couple of them, and it’s not fun.

Have you faced stills or video shoots like Dale’s? Is it something you find yourself doing often? Are there other tedious or boring photography jobs do you do? What other imaginary photography jobs have you seen or can think up? Let us know in the comments.

[via The Kicker]

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John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “This is the life of Dale, the Jerry Jones cameraman for the Dallas Cowboys”

  1. Ralph Hightower Avatar
    Ralph Hightower

    Dale,
    Your job could be worse. Just think about being Donald Trump’s official photographer.

  2. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    The best shots of Jones are when the Plowboys are losing… Or better yet, getting routed.