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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 homerkenpo@aol.com. I cover most areas in Southern Califoria.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


For those that don't know, there is a website called Sportsshooter that I frequent. On the most part I go to see what others are shooting and to see what I can do to better my sports photography.

I've attempted to become a member in the past by submitting some of my favorite shots, but was declined. Not sure why but I'm guessing it was because I didn't have any captions attached to any of my images. From what I see and hear, Sportsshooter is a site for professional sports photographers, journalist, and students. Quite a few of these photographers are shooting for professional teams or newspapers. At this level writing captions can be just as important as the action shot itself. This is the area where I lack. At the level of sports I shoot I don't really deal with captions, just no need for it, but in order to become a member of Sportsshooter I needed to add this and get a better understanding. Well now I think I'm ready to resubmit my pictures and this time I have captions.

So hopefully the Senior Photographer at Sportsshooter, whom I asked to sponsor me, will think I qualify and approve my request.

An unidentified surfer takes advantage of the high surf at Seal Beach on Dec 5, 07.

Wa Bam's Catcher, Rhiannon Meredith, catches a throw in preparation for a play at home plate during the first round Torrance Recreation Softball 12U play-offs on May 12, 08.

Ulises Escalera of Narbonne High School pitches against North Torrance High School on June 27, 08.

Narbonne High School's Jr. Varsity pitcher Jonathan Veil takes the mound against North Torrance High on June 27, 08.

Lakewood's Long Jumper Kevin Sin hits the pit during their meet against Millikan at Lakewood High School on April 24, 08.

Lakewood's Varsity Goalie Tiffany Hollis dives to block a kick by a Millikan Striker during the first Moore League Meet at Lakewood High School on Dec 12, 07

Alex Fletcher, Lakewood's leading rusher, breaks a tackle during Lakewood's annual Red & White two-hand touch football game at Long Beach Community College Vet's Stadium on May 30, 08.

Wide Receiver Ron Lewis of Lakewood High School catches a pass thrown by Jesse Scroggins during Lakewood's annual Red & White Game at Long Beach Community College Vet's Stadium on May 30, 08.

Ann Wang of the Belmont Shores Woman's Rugby team straight arms a defender during their game against Las Vegas at Hill Middle School on Feb 3, 08.

Quarterback Chris Smith of the Compton Tar-Babes hurdles a defender during the 605 East vs West All-Star Classic High School Football game held at Cerittos College on June 4, 08.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Narbonne Baseball

Got the word from the wife that my nephew had a baseball game this last Friday and since I haven't had much going on at the moment I decided to get out and shoot some action, but first there were some things to do. I made arrangements with the wife to bring my gear with her to the game so I could leave right after work and not have to drive home. The next thing I needed to do was make arrangments to have field access. I contacted my sister, who in turn spoke to the teams coach and obtained permission for field access.

By the time I arrived the game had already started. So I put on the knee pads and got the gear ready for some action. I did shoot the whole game getting some decent action shots of the players, but most importantly some nice shots of my nephew.

A bit of field and sliding action.

Some batting action.

What good is going to my nephew's game and not taking some pictures of him, not good at all. So here are some of my favorites of him taken during the game.

Swinging on an inside pitch.

Making a dive back to first.

Finally something just for the fun of it.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Future of Lakewood Football

I was recently asked to take a few group shots for lakewood football. Their coach asked if I would get a shot of the 2008/09 captains and a shot of their seniors. Also at the last minute I was asked to take a group shot of Lakewood's summer camp for 2008. These kids are truely the future of Lakewood Football and will be the All-Stars in the years to come.

2008/09 Captians

2008/09 Seniors

The Leaders of Lakewood Football

Lakewood Football - Summer Camp 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

"Green and Gold"

The colors of Narbonne High School, "Green & Gold". My nephew James graduated yesterday from Narbonne High School. Now originally I didn't think I was going to make it, but at the last minute I was able to get out of work early enough to head over to the school. My sister was kind enough to save me the best seat in the house to capture this joyous event.

After going through the pictures I took during the graduation I have to say that I'm a bit dissapointed with how they turned out. I don't know if it was because of the crowds, but I just couldn't get a sharp focus on him. So if the pictures appear soft, well I take full blame for that. It's not that this is a bad job, but I did want my sister to have some shots of her first graduating from high school.

James is the first of all of our kids to graduate and were all so very proud of him. In August he will be leaving to attend college out of state. He is a great kid and will achive so much in the next few years.

James, I wish you the best of luck in your future, no matter where it may take you and know that I'm am only a phone call away "Nephew James"

With all that said, here are some pictures to share with you and the family, enjoy.

"The Three Amigos"

"J" stands for I Just graduated. Not really, "J" is for James and can you see the excitement.

"The proud Parents"