I'll add some closeups, which are unavoidable when using the 300. When the action comes your way you just need to make the best of it and try to get the action.
- Jim, "Homer"
- Long Beach, California, United States
- Welcome to my blog. Looking through my posts you will find that I love and have a passion for photography and although my expertise so to speak is in Sports Action, I have been getting into wildlife and senior portraits. No matter what I'm shooting I want to bring my client the best possible shot I can and give them / you a photograph that you will cherish for a lifetime. If your looking for someone to capture your child in action, to show the intensity and emotion in which your child plays, look no further. Just drop me a line (e-mail) at firstname.lastname@example.org. I cover most areas in Southern Califoria.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
So take a look and enjoy.
I like these next two shots due to their jumps. Nothing like a good header to show the height and determination some players have during play. As for the lone jumper, he jumped up to take the ball in the chest and drop it down by his feet to play it.
This shot just shows the focus the player in blue has on the ball, which is almost comical.
I just loved the expression on both of these grown men. You just know something is going to happen by looking at their faces.
This last shot has to be my favorite out of all of them. There's a few things going on here that you can look at. First you see the intensity of the player in read as he tries to gain control of the ball while blocking the player in blue at the same time. Also notice the bit of blood along the blue players right eye (your left). It may not show here but he had a nice cut next to his right eye that was bleeding a bit. Now you may look at this shot and see what could be a great action shot that tells a story or is the player in red making that face becasue the player in blue is kneeing him in the groin from behind. Hard to tell, either way I just love this shot.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Later that evening there was a team dinner where we met all the coaches. There were no changes here from last year. We didn't stay to eat because we wanted to go to my sister's house and watch the UFC fights. I also wanted to show another one of my sister's the pictures I took during her son's scrimmage game.
Our first game will be Friday night at La Costa Canyon. Our JV will play at 5pm while the Varsity will play at 7:30pm. I hope to be on the sidelines for both taking some action shots. Good luck Lancers and good luck John.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
These remaining shots were shot with the same equipment with the exception of an added 1.4x converter added.
When shooting sports I try to get faces in the picture. This add impact and shows the emotion and intensity that these players have when playing. Although this next picture doesn't show any faces I thought it was a great hit breaking up a pass.
This last shot, or I should say sequence was great to watch and I was very pleased that I caught the action. I only wish I would have taken just a couple more shots into the sequence.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
My enjoyment come with taking pictures and since I specialize in sports action that's where I did my best during this trip. If I wasn't on the beach relaxing I was on the boat taking action shots of everyone doing their thing.
Here are a few action shots of the family on the tube. I had a blast taking pictures and my wife, who doesn't really take pictures did a great job getting some shots of me on the tube.