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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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lakewood Varsity Football vs Jordan

Homecoming finds us up against the Jordan Panthers. Now normally I would take a ton of shots of pre-game activities for homecoming, but this year I actually spent the time talking with friends along the sidelines and relaxing prior to the game.

Once I saw our team suited up in all black I knew I was going to have issues with light since I left my off camea flash set-up at home, so again I would have to shoot this game without a flash. I knew in advance that I would have to slow down my shutter more than I like, but thats what I get for not being prepared and having my proper gear with me.

For starters I set my camera to manual with the following settings. ISO 3200, f/2.8, and a shutter of either 1/250 or 1/320. I have to say I wasn't really happy with what I got this game, but did find some keepers to share with you all.

The below shot is what I put together for our Homecoming football program cover.


Cynthia said...

I think you did great. You feel the emotion and you're right in there. You get so close. I'm going to rent the 300 lens so I can get in closer.

I love the collage you put together.

Cynthia said...

What is your primary lens, 70-300? ~Thanks

Jim, "Homer" said...

My primary lens, which I use 99% of the time is a 300 f/2.8L IS. My secondary lens is the 70-200 f/2.8L IS.

Thanks again for the comments Cynthia.

Cynthia said...

Whoa, I've got to see how huge that lens is. I'm going to rent it for our homecoming game. Fingers crossed I get some great shots like these.

Thanks for sharing!