Shooting track and field events is how I started in sports photography. Meets are like a multi ring circus ... something going on everywhere you look.
I included this photo because of the contrast between the strong young lady competing and the little girl in the tutu ... my intention ... girls can be strong and feminine and, I hope the little girl in the tutu is seeing that she can be strong, smart, capable, and that she can wear a tutu and sports gear.
I love shooting soccer. I learned to love the sport watching my kids play and by refereeing the game for 12 years.
I provide photos to Sonoma West Publishers. As a perk, I can get day credentials to professional events in the Bay Area. I took advantage and photographed a game at AT&T Park between the Giants and the Athletics. So much fun. You will also see some little league photos. Pay attention and you will see a kid pitching who has grown ...
The atmosphere at XC meets is so positive (similar to Track & Field). The kids are supportive of each other and celebrate each other's successes. Don't be fooled ... the competition is fierce.
I know next to nothing about wrestling. However, I've come to be a fan of the Healdsburg High program and their coach. My ignorance has not stopped me from admiring these athletes. It is intense.
The hitting is intense. While I played in high school and enjoy watching ... glad my sons didn't play.
Shooting in high school gyms can be challenging ... low light ... strange hues ...
While I provide sports photos for free, I am available to shoot for hire. I've photographed some great events. The internment of WWII vet John Sani whose remains were found in 2014 was one of the most rewarding.
I enjoy capturing candid portraits. These are some of my favorites. Each one makes me smile or reminds me of special times.