Category Archives: Sports

Motion for the people

From trying to take pictures of a swiftly moving mountain stream to images of your dog romping through the grass at a park to a baseball pitcher throwing a fastball, getting pictures of things that are moving have always been a challenge for the beginning photographer. There are 3 basic “rules” for capturing motion in […]

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Calculation, anticipation, execution

You may wonder how photographers get those great sports action shots. It may be of a wide receiver catching the ball in mid-air or a perfectly timed header in soccer or a dramatic drive to the hoop in basketball. There are 3 main things that good sports photographers work on to hone their craft. Calculation, […]

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Heat opens season against San Diego

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Weather or not

Photojournalists are used to working in all kinds weather conditions and, from heat waves to rainstorms and we’re usually prepared for them. But there are sometimes that we can be caught off guard. Last Wednesday, I was assigned to cover the Stockton Pro Open tennis tournament at the University of the Pacific’s Eve Zimmerman Tennis […]

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Bullets, balloons and paintball

When people think of the word “photojournalist” they often think of a photographer covering some war-torn corner of the globe, however, I have never desired to be one of those photographers. For a couple of reasons, I have always preferred to take local photos of the people and places much closer to home. First, there […]

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Highway to the danger zone

Recently I got an email from a reader who wondered how she could go about getting inside the fence on the field to photograph her nephew as he plays Little League baseball. I told her that as professional photographers we know the dangers of the game and are willing to risk them its a part […]

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Team Trouble home opener

The Stockton Team Trouble American Basketball Association franchise held its home opener on Thursday, Dec. 7. TOP LEFT: Stockton Team Trouble’s Erik King, center, breaks through California Golden Tigers’ Kareem Ramos, left, and Jermaine Worley during an ABA game against the Golden Stage Tigers at the Stockton Arena in downtown Stockton. TOP RIGHT: Stockton Team […]

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Girls Masters golf

TOP: St. Mary’s Vanessa Perez blasts out a sand trap during the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Masters Golf Tournament at the reserve at Spanos Parkin Stockton. BOTTOM LEFT: St. Mary’s Ellon Madill hits from the 1st tee during the Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Masters Golf Tournament at the reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. BOTTOM RIGHT: Lincoln’s […]

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“Art is long and life is short” – Hippocrates

There’s a saying in photography that goes: “the best zoom lens your feet,” meaning that you should try to get physically as close to your subject as you can. That’s certainly true but there are times when you can’t get as close as you want. That’s where a telephoto lens comes in. There are 2 […]

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Oh, say can you sing?

After a very contentious election season I found my faith in America at least momentarily restored while covering a girls varsity basketball game a few weeks ago. East Union played their crosstown rivals Manteca at Manteca’s Winter Gym. I had gotten to the game a bit early and was waiting for the warm ups to […]

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