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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, February 23, 2014

Long Beach Middle School Girls League Track Meet

This week Long Beach Middle School held their girls league track meet at Lakewood High.  Sports wise the middle school sporting events held in Long Beach are at the top of things I love to shoot.  These kids are our future stars and will be show casing their talents on television one day.
Everything shot here was taken with the Canon Mark IIn and a 300 f/2.8L IS.  My aperture ranged from f/2.8 to f/4 and my ISO went from 500 (early morning) to 100.
Weather was perfect and the action was great.  Enjoy the shots.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CIF Wild Card Playoff - Lakewood vs Agoura Girls Soccer

Through my contact with the Long Beach Gazette and Daily Breeze I was asked if I could cover Lakewood's game against Agoura in their first round of the CIF playoffs - Wild Card bracket.  Of course I said yes.  I love shooting the playoff rounds as they do tend to be high action games as this is the end of the road for one of the teams.
This was a great game.  Although Agoura maintained control most of the game, Lakewood maintained a very tough posture and provided me with some great action.  The game went into overtime followed by penalty kicks, which Lakewood eventually won.
Below are my favorites from the game.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cal State Long Beach Baseball vs Vanderbilt

I was asked if I could cover the Cal State Long Beach Baseball game against Vanderbilt this past Sunday.  Well actually I was asked if I could cover the Saturday game as well, but as you can see (if you follow my blog) I had a few things scheduled on Saturday already.
So this is my first baseball game of the year.  I expected to get to the game early, but as it turned out I screwed up on the time and was about 30 minutes late, which really isn't an issue as baseball games can go for a couple of hours.
Although I had a slow start I found my groove and ended up with some nice shots, which you will find below.

Belmont Shores Women's Rugby vs Tempe

Its been quite some time since I've been out covering a rugby match, so when I found out they were having a local game this past Saturday I just had to get out there to capture them in action.
I have to say I totally misjudged the method I would use to shoot.  I tried to stay with the action and as a result missed most of it.  Hopefully I will get another chance to get out and cover a game.
Here are my favorites from the game.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Long Beach Middle School Girls Practice Track Meet

NO sunsets today, this weekend was all about sports.  Saturday morning found me at Lakewood High covering the Long Beach Middle School Girls Practice Track meet.  I absolutely love shooting track and with the middle school girls track here that only means one thing - high school track is just around the corner.
Here are just a few of the many I like from Saturday's meet.