I had the chance to shoot my client Kathy's son throughout his entire football season. Shooting Sports is always very exciting-- a lot of commotion, energy, and fun. Her son plays for Carlmont High School in Belmont, California. I shot her son during all his football games at various locations, but mainly at the Carlmont High School football games. I was able to implement my videography skills as well by recording videos of the games. I hope to shoot more sports events!
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Yesterday I was in Redwood City for Stanford's annual treeathlon (triathlon). I, along with my contact, Peter, were responsible for photographing every competitor in the competition (700+). Peter asked me to shoot all vertical...without a grip, I knew going in I would be in for a workout on par with the triathletes...just kidding :)
Despite my best efforts of wrist stretching, I ended up getting a little sore in my right wrist after taking a little over 2500 photos! I set a new record for myself! Yeah!
The surrounding marina and low 70s weather made it a perfect setting for the race, which started at 8AM. The bright sun allowed me flexibility in my aperture and shutter speed, though made me long for a 2.8 lens...perhaps a future purchase!
Oh I do love the action...
Just came back from a place called Crockett, CA, in which I photographed a high school football game. It was also their first game on their new million dollar turf field! Someone told me that - a million - and from the looks of it, I wouldn't be surprised. They killed the other team - I think it was 72 - 0. Yeah...too bad no mercy rule, huh? I actually got VIP access to the field so I got to walk around the sidelines like those pro photographers during NFL games! SOOO COOL! I can definitely get used to this :)
Thank you Jason and Tisha! See below my favorite photo from the game...although too bad the ball isn't in frame!
Photographed the JV game this afternoon...and a little of the Varsity team. According to Irene, my contact parent, it was "the most boring game I've been to!" The team they faced, apparently, wasn't that good...but at least they won! Conditions were the worst I've ever experienced, lighting-wise, so the 135L f2 and 35mm f2 were the only lenses fast enough to stop the action. Wish there was more action other than serve, point, serve, point...but I told Irene I would come to another game. She recommended the Balboa game...can't wait!