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Sports Photography from Home? How One McNeese Student Went Viral

March 26, 2020 | McNeese Public Relations
Chamblee with camera

McNeese State University sophomore Leighton Chamblee, from Sulphur, is finding ways to keep his sports photography skills sharp from home during the coronavirus outbreak, as shown by a short video that has since gone viral.

The video was first posted on Chamblee’s personal Twitter account, but has since been retweeted by Bleacher Report, Yahoo Sports and ESPN. Chamblee’s video on ESPN and Bleacher Report have both been viewed nearly one million times.

Passionate about sports since he was a kid, Chamblee says he originally intended to be an athletic trainer, but says he is now planning to go to physical therapy school after he receives his bachelor’s degree health and human performance with a concentration in sports medicine.

Sports photography is another way he connects with the field.

“In April 2019 I got my first camera, and after that when I went to McNeese’s baseball and softball games I started taking pictures,” he says. “I’ve always loved McNeese growing up, and my family and I always went to the football games and tailgated at all of them. I love it here, I love the people and I represent McNeese as much as I can.”

Photos by Leighton Chamblee. For more of his photography, follow him on Twitter @4lchaam