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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.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lakewood Varsity Football vs Poly

For those from Lakewood this is the game, the one we all look forward to each year.  Now in past years this was the game to watch for Moore League, the game that determined who would take the league going into CIF, but in recent years this has become just another notch in Poly's belt, although it was Lakewood who dethroned Poly back in 2009.  Either way this is the game to play for Lakewood.

This game started solid with Lakewood's defense holding back the Poly tide for the whole first quarter, but that's where it stopped.  Poly then did what it does best and that's play great football.  I do support Lakewood and cover their games, but you can't take away from great football and that's what Poly does.

Below you'll find some of my favorite shots from the game.

Now lets talk about gear.  I run a sports action photography group on facebook, which is called "Sports Action Photography".  For those who feel you can't compete with the pro's who are shooting with multiple 1DX's, you can, but you just have to understand your limitations and settings.

The key with any sports shooting is to isolate your subject from the background, which during a high school game can become rather distracting.  Now with day games you often have a lot of options as to how your going to set your camera due to the light, but when it comes to shooting football under the lights, well it becomes a much different story and if you, like myself, do not have a 1DX, then you have to max out the ability of your camera.  So shoot wide open, push that ISO up there and don't be afraid to shoot at 1/320 or 1/400 of a second, which is what the below shots were shot at.  Yes you will get noise, but that's what it takes to get the action.


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