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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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


This beautiful young lady is my son's girl friend and the second young lady I've had the opportunity to photograph senior portraits of. She is a very sweet girl and I truly enjoyed capturing these shots.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Are you ready for some T-Ball

It has been a very long time since I've photographed t-ball, and boy did I miss it. This is my roots, this is where I began photographing sports action and have been away from it for far too long.

I was talking to a good friend of mine, who photograph's sports action at the college level in the New York area and t-ball came up. Probably because I just got back from taking these pictures. Any hoot, part of the conversation went towards the lack of action at this level and age and let's face it, that's why most people get into photographing sports action, for the "ACTION". Well taking these shots really brought back some great memories and reminded me as to why I started shooting sports in the first place, for these little guys. And of course that goes for the little girls as well.

Now to the pictures. This young man is my nephew, well maybe not biologically, but his dad and I have been friends since the first grade and his kids call me uncle as my do him. So I look at them and him as part of my family. So once I found out he was playing t-ball I found out when he was playing and went out to get some shots of him.

So with all of that said, let me introduce "Daniel" to you.

I really liked both of the following shots for different reasons and really couldn't pick a favorite, so I'm posting both.

Can you say "Smile"?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Lakewood Track vs Cabrillow & Compton

The first league meet for track was against Cabrillo High and Compton High. Here are some highlights from the meet.

Here are two shots of my son throwing the shot put.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Allow me to introduce Amanda to you. This young lady is a close friend of my son's and a friend of the family. She is my first young lady senior and would love to hear or see what you have to say. These were all done with natural light and the use of reflectors and portable shades.

Now for those who follow my sports action know that I love my 300 f/2.8 and pretty much use that for everything, well why should this be any different. I might be the only senior portrait photographer who uses a 300 to get his shots. Who knows, might start a new trend.

Friday, March 19, 2010

El Dorado Park

Since we've been having some awesome weather this past week I thought it would be a great evening to get out to El Dorado Park for some bird photography. Now I will say that I did have a single goal in mind and that was to capture some shots of the Great Blue Heron and White Egret catching gofers. I wasn't disappointed, which you'll see in the following pictures.