- 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.
Friday, November 30, 2007
I won't be shooting another middle school girls basketball game until the championship games on Jan 12th, 2008. Not sure if I'll get out to any of our girls varsity games. I just don't have the desire to shoot basketball as I do most other sports.
Here are just a couple of shots from the game.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I must say that I don't do portraits, hence this site being called Cayer's Sport's Action Photography, but here are some shots to share.
Taken Nov 19, 2003.
My two wonderful kids, boy are they growing up so fast.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
All of these shots were in manual with my 70-200 f/2.8L IS lens. My settings were ISO 3200, f/2.8, and either 1/500 or 1/400. I also used my flash, which was reflected off the ceiling, at full power. The gym I was shooting at has only about 2 to 3 feet between the court and perimeter walls, making things rather tight when the action got close.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I had to shoot these games from the stands, as I was told I couldn't be on the floor during the games due to insurance, so I made do with what I had to work with. I just moved around to get the angle I wanted.
Believe it or not I shot all of these at ISO 3200. My camera was set on manual at f/2.8 and a shutter of 1/400. You can always learn something new and I'm finding that if I get me exposure right then I can shoot at a higher ISO with minimal noise.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Compton came ready to play and quickly took the lead resulting from several turnovers by us. It wasn't until the fourth quarter when our boys started playing football like we all knew they could and won the game. Final score was 35-25.
I've had a blast photographing these girls in action and have greatly enjoyed watching them play. They are currently in the CIF semi-finals, which will be played Tuesday, hopefully I'll be able to make the game and capture somemore action. Either way I've put together a slideshow to show the coach. You can view the slideshow by clicking on the below link.
Girls Varsity Volleyball Slideshow
Sunday, November 11, 2007
This is the wife and we didn't start making this costume until the night before halloween. I used to make a lot of sports banners for little league baseball using felt and puffy paint so I did all the art work on it.
Here's a shot of my son, wife, and daughter. My son was a nerd, wife was a starbucks coffee, and daughter was a 50's girl.
Finally here's a shot of the crew before going out for the evening to fill their goodie bags.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Trying to take action shots is no easy task, but add shooting a team as strong as these girls then it's even harder. I just wanted to sit and watch thier intensity, energy, and focus as they played. These pictures capture the action, but by no means do they capture their intensity as I saw it on the sidelines.
Again I had to shoot at ISO 3200 and rely on my noise reduction program afterwards. The camera was on manual at f/2.8 and 1/320.
On a side-note our Jr. Varsity team also won 35-26, giving them a record this season of 9-1. Our only lost being against Poly.
Due to the time change and a very dark overcast sky I really had to push my ISO up. I started the game shooting at ISO 800 and ended with it being at 1600. My camera was set on aperture priority at f/2.8. I was able to keep my shutter at 1/2000 and above until the last quarter when it started slowing down fast. I ended the game shooting on manual mode at f/2.8 and 1/640.
When shooting games in these conditions don't be afraid to increase your ISO to give you a decent shutter speed. As long as you have a decent noise reduction program then you shouldn't have any problems. I currently use Noiseware and am very happy with it.