04-02-2013 (Click on photos to see a larger view.) I've been shooting quite a few sporting events lately. Actually, it was action photography that got me started in photography, um, 39 years ago. Motorcycle racing, to be more specific. Sports photography requires specialized photo gear if you want to improve your chances of getting … Continue reading Sports photos – how much gear is enough?
I took a knife to a gunfight…and lived.
Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats 07-28-2012 Figuratively speaking, of course. I regularly shoot Sacramento River Cats baseball games for Sacramento Press. The River Cats are the MILB AAA team that feeds the Oakland A's. The baseball park is located at Raley Field in West Sacramento and the park has a little … Continue reading I took a knife to a gunfight…and lived.
College football is a blast
09-24-2011 I recently started shooting photos for Sacstatesports.com - a sports-news outlet that features stories on the athletic teams at California State University, Sacramento - better know as the "Sac State Hornets." The energy at these games is incredible. The home field seats were pretty well filled, and amazingly, the visitor's side had a respectable … Continue reading College football is a blast
What Playing Golf Has Taught Me About Photography
07-07-2011 I was 17 years old when I picked up my first "real" camera. Prior to that I had just been using a basic Brownie-with-610-rollfilm model or the amazing Instamatic-with-126-cartridge film cameras. I was 34 years old when I picked up my first "real" golf club. Prior to that I had just been using … Continue reading What Playing Golf Has Taught Me About Photography
Playing at the Game
06-20-2011 I have the fun opportunity to shoot lots of local sporting events: Minor League Baseball (River Cats), NBA (Kings), United Football League (Mountain Lions), Tennis (Capitals), college sports, etc, etc. Sports photography is always a challenge of techniques - it requires touch-typing all the camera buttons while looking through the viewfinder (no time … Continue reading Playing at the Game
07-11-2010 I just realized it's been almost two months since I last updated this blog. I guess you could say I've been a bit busy lately... - shooting several sporting events for SacramentoPress.com - teaching photography classes at Learning Exchange - working on a large commercial project that includes photography, design and press-printing the final … Continue reading Stop it!
Blur + Detail = Action! (Part 1)
01-08-2010 I have always enjoyed action and sports photography. In fact, it was my love of motorcycle racing that led to my love of photography. As a young adult, I spent countless hours tromping around the Laguna Seca Raceway, loaded down with camera gear, in pursuit of the ultimate racing photographs. Riders, like Kenny Roberts above, … Continue reading Blur + Detail = Action! (Part 1)
A Good Walkabout
09-23-2009 I had the pleasure of playing some fun golf today at Davis Municipal Golf Course. Steve Pajak, the Sacramento Bee golf reporter, has been running a series where he invites readers to accompany him on a golf outing and play a course he hasn't played before. Today I was one of the lucky three … Continue reading A Good Walkabout
AMGEN 2008 Tour of California
02-19-2008AMGEN's 2008 Tour of California came through Sacramento today. The rain arrived just before the cyclists reached the edge of town. They rode three two-mile laps on city streets before sprinting to the finish line for Stage 2 of the race. This shot was taken with my camera clamped to the end of an extended … Continue reading AMGEN 2008 Tour of California
AMGEN Tour of California
02-19-2008AMGEN's 2008 Tour of California came through Sacramento today. The rain arrived just before the cyclists reached the edge of town. They rode three two-mile laps on city streets before sprinting to the finish line for Stage 2 of the race. This shot was taken along L Street after the last turn. The finish line … Continue reading AMGEN Tour of California