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Mutual aid

Between halves at nearly every high school football game the cheerleading squads from both sides put on extended routines for a halftime show. The game between Stagg and Edison at Edison’s Magnasco Stadium was no different. As soon as the first half ended and the players made their way off the field, both cheerleading squads [...]

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Quality vs quantity

I know go on and on about not having enough light at sporting events. I moan and groan about inadequate lighting at area stadiums and gymnasiums ad nauseam.  True, it’s nice to have a lot of light to shoot with for higher shutter speeds to stop the action, or smaller apertures for more depth of field [...]

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Despair not?

We used to call Edison High School’s Charles Magnasco Stadium in Stockton “the pit of despair” because its lights were the poorest in the county. It was so dark, that even going back to the days of black and white film, we couldn’t bump up the ISO high enough to get a decent exposure. Using [...]

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It’s Hammer-time!

I had an assignment to shoot a portrait of Edison High School varsity wide receiver Romon Bridges during practice, but when I arrived at the school, reporter Steve Roberson, who got there ahead of me, said that Bridges wasn’t there. Roberson, who was interviewing another player at the time, said just to ask head coach [...]

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Dropping the ball

Edison’s Rikki Lee is tackled by Chavez’ Roosevelt Macon causing a fumble during a varsity football game at Chavez High in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 1600) At last Friday’s high school football game between Edison and Chavez High it seemed like dropping the ball was the [...]

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Coming and going

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm @ 135mm. Exposure: f/8 @ 1/250 sec. ISO: 200) Trumaine Johnson played wide receiver for Edison High School last year. He caught 40 passes for 703 yards and nine touchdowns. Occasionally, he played quarterback, throwing for three touchdowns in just six passing attempts. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm [...]

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