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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, October 23, 2011

Lakewood Varsity Football vs Cabrillo

There was no doubt in my mind that our boys were going to close this night with a win, but in high school football you simply never know. Lakewood was going against Cabrillo who is undefeated for the season and coming into this match up with one thing on their mind - destroy Lakewood.

For the start Lakewood's defense dominated Cabrillo's offense stopping both their run and pass game. Although our boys put some good points on the board, we have a long way to go to be ready for the playoffs. Our offense has been slow to start and not very consistent, which is what their going to need when it comes time for the CIF playoffs. I have faith in our boys and know that have what it takes, they just need to be consistent on each drive and play.

Enjoy the below pictures which were taken with a Canon Mark IIn and a 300 f/2.8L. My camera was set to manual at ISO 3200, f/2.8, and a shutter of 1/400 - no flash was used.

Today I'm going to talk about the non-action shot. Although football (especially high school football) is packed with non-stop action full of big hits and bigger plays, it's also full of kids giving it everything they have to win a game. Whatever their reason (hopeful college recruitment / school pride / cross-town rivals / or simply for the love of the game) they get suited up each and every Friday night to play. Just prior to each play each athlete on the field gets set for the play to come. On offense they know their assignment and where the ball is going, they've identified their target and are ready to eliminate them to move the ball. On defense their watching the ball and reading the play. For them it's all about anticipation and knowing their opponent. Now I can't tell you what's going on in their minds prior to the ball snap, but I try to capture a shot that shows their intensity (without the action) and especially their focus. The below shots I hope display this and gives you something to strive for when shooting football at any level.


Cynthia said...

I like the idea of capturing the non-action shot. I'm going to try that at my son's game this Sat. As always thank you for your breadth of information on this subject.

Just curious if you'd be open to critiquing some I recently took?

Cynthia said...

I love the shot with the dust coming up. That's my favorite for the week.

Jim, "Homer" said...

Hey Cynthia, I don't mind at all critiquing some of your shots. My email is on my blogs heading. Also feel free to friend me on facebook.