Saturday, May 30, 2009

2009 NHRA Summer Nationals - Saturday

Here are just a few more from day two. Not quite feeling on top of my shooting game this weekend, so I'll have to try to step it up a few notches for the finals on Sunday.

Thanks for looking.

2009 NHRA Summer Nationals - Friday

My favorite day of the weekend of the NHRA Summer Nationals here at Hearland Park Topeka is Friday. The top fuel and funny cars run a couple of times and the second time they run is in the evening. This weekend, they started probably an hour later than normal so the sun had long gone away.

Here are a few from the evening. I'm headed back out today (and Sunday!) and will update again with a few other images. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Youth sports...the same rules apply!

Sometimes I am asked by new sports shooters how to get access into MLB or NFL games. They seem to have the perception that that's where the best shots are. Granted, the action and skill at the professional is unmatched, but good photos can be found even with the little guys.

And the same basic principles apply...faces and some kind of action (preferably, with a ball in the image) are key. Of course, when shooting for sales to parents it's always good to get a few "stock"-type images. But one way to separate yourself from the next guy who just bought his first DSLR and lens is to capture peak action.

Hopefully this gives you someting to think about next time you head to the ballpark. Good luck and happy shooting!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pelican 1514 Case - A Quick Look

I just picked up this case (used) last week and will be using it for a specific project this weekend. It's packed with the gear I will need for this shoot, but I can tell this is going to be a very useful and versatile case.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tx Tech vs Kansas State Baseball

Got out to shoot a little college baseball yesterday in Manhattan. Texas Tech vs Kansas State. The Wildcats certainly didn't look like a Top 10 team as they lost 12-6. Heck, it was 12-2 in the eighth inning. Not a good time of the year to be losing games.

For the photographers in the crowd, these were all shot with a Mk2n and a 400/f2.8. Not one of my better outings, but we all have days like that. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Kansas State spring game '09

Here are a few images from the spring football game at Kansas State University on May 2, 2009. Nothing too exciting; there's not a lot of action at these types of "games". But any day shooting football is a good day. :)

Most of these were shot with either the 400/f2.8 on a Canon Mk2n or a 70-200/f2.8 on a Mk2.

Thanks for looking.