Chris Tejeda’s favorite spot to shoot photos at Guaranteed Rate Field is down the third-base line, in the stands between the base and the foul pole.
This isn’t exactly a coveted spot for other sports photographers who typically shoot from the photo well adjacent to first and third base.
But this spot, shoulder-to-shoulder with fans, is special to Tejeda.
This is the section where he debuted as a photographer the same summer the White Sox called up Tim Anderson. Having a career as a photographer was a fun dream then, an escape from his overnight job unloading shipment trucks for Target.
Tejeda never imagined that a year later, his passion would turn into a part-time gig with the Sox and later evolve into an unbelievable opportunity as Anderson’s exclusive photographer, capturing the quintessential bat flip moment that ended up being a turning point in both of their careers.