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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, January 31, 2014

Lakewood Boys Varsity Soccer vs Wilson

After covering a late soccer game earlier in the week it was nice covering this game during the day.  Its always a pleasure to just be out shooting and when its a great game - all the better.  Here are some of my favorites from the game.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Millikan Girls Varsity Soccer vs Poly

This has not been a good week at all, but it did pick up when I got a text requesting me to cover the Millikan vs Poly girls soccer game.  The only down side was the game started at 5pm, which meant a night game.
When it comes down to shooting sports I will adapt and get the shots I want.  So enjoy a few of my favorites from the game.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014 Katin Surf Shop Seal Beach Surfing Championships

This past week I was asked by a photographer friend if I would be interested in covering the Katin Surf Shop Seal Beach Surfing Championships.  It was this Saturday and Sunday.  Well I was very interested, but knew I couldn't stay too long as my daughter's 21st birthday was Saturday.
So Saturday morning I headed out to Seal Beach in my shorts and t-shirt to shoot some surfing.  It was a great morning and beautiful day.  While I was shooting the action this little girl came right up to me, I think to take a look at my camera and lens.  She was a little cutie and after taking a look with me saying hi to her she did was kids normally do.  Starting running and playing in the sand.  How could I not take any shots.  I only wish I had a card on me so I could have gave it to the parents.  I would have loved to give them a few of the shots.
Any hoot, all though it was a great day there was definitely a slight haze / mist in the air between me and the surfers, which really took the sharpness out of my shots, because once I got home I just wasn't happy with what I had.  With that said, here are my favorites from the morning.
Either way, it was a great morning to be out.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lakewood Varsity Soccer vs Cabrillo

Was asked to cover yesterday's Lakewood Varsity Soccer vs Cabrillo game at Lakewood High and glad I decided to shoot it.  It was such a great afternoon / early evening to be out shooting.  The weather was perfect.
It was a very close game with some great action, which almost always occurred in spots where I couldn't capture it, but I was able to leave with some nice shots.
Here are my favorites from the game.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Huntington Beach Sunset - Surfers Delight

I know what your thinking, more sunsets from Huntington Beach.  First how can I now take sunsets there, I mean look at the shots.  Being where I live I have pretty good and somewhat quick access (30 min's) to both Huntington and Seal Beach, but for sunsets I much prefer to go to Huntington for my pier sunset shots.  I hope to in the near future to get some shots from our west facing beaches, such at Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach, but until then you'll just have to continue to enjoy my sunset shots from Huntington.
Once I got to the beach I saw these two lifeguard vehicles stopped on the beach, just above where the water breaks.  Now I've seen them drive up and down the beach, but never stopped, so of course I had to take this opportunity to get some shots I normally wouldn't get.  After that it was all about the pier and sunset.
This evening had a lot of surfers out, which meant there were a bunch of surfers walking along the beach and they headed home.  This gave me a lot of opportunities to get some surfers in my sunset shots.
So please enjoy this group of shots.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lakewood Varsity Boys Soccer vs Jordan

Man was it great to just get outside and shoot some sports, I didn't care what.  I've been a bit under the weather since the weekend of New Years and just haven't been excited to get out.  I did get out Sunday evening for some sunsets, but I really needed to get out and shoot something challenging - well like sports.  In this case soccer.
I was off, the weather was perfect outside, so I checked our high school schedule for soccer and found a game I could cover.  Oh and when I say the weather was perfect I mean I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, sorry to all my friends in the mid west.
Here are some of my favorites from the game.