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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.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lakewood JV Football vs Cabrillo

I was set to cover the JV game at home, but once I got to the school I found out the team we were playing didn't have a JV team, so I took the drive to the other school to cover the freshmen game.

I had terrible back light, but I did what I could to capture the best shots. Since I had such a high contrast in uniforms (white and a dark green) I decided to take a reading off of the white uniforms and then set my camera to manual to slightly overexpose the shots. For those shots where I had real bad back light and almost a haze on the shot, I simply increased my black clipping in Lightroom to bring back my colors and shadows.

Our defense was really getting through Cabrillo's offensive line so when Cabillo had the ball I would position myself down field behind the line of scrimmage to capture the D-line rushing. In the below shot of #71 he initially made the hit on the quarterback and while attempting to bring him down got ahold of the ball and ran it in for a touch down.


Cynthia said...

As always, solid capture of the game. Just curious if you do much cropping or are just able to get in that tight on a 70-200? Thanks for all your sharing. I've learned a lot from your site and the pictures of my sons freshman games have improved significantly. :)

Jim, "Homer" said...

Thanks a bunch for the comment Cynthia, these were all taken using a 300 f/2.8. Most are slightly cropped just a bit to get the shot I want.

I'm very pleased that these posts are helping you capture better action shots of your son - that's what its all about.