Sunday, August 29, 2010

Boerne Football underway...

All we need is a cold front, because football is coming fast and furious.  I shot the Boerne Greyhounds JV vs Medina Valley last Thursday followed by the Boerne-Champion Chargers nail-biter against Div 5a East Central on Friday.  TMI vs Holy Cross is on deck for 3 September as I hope to cover all of our local teams at least a couple of times during the season.

As always, if I'm shooting your team and you are interested in purchasing photos of your favorite player, just send me the school name (JV/Varsity) and the player's position and number and I'll add them to my shooting card and do my best to get photos of them.  If you are interested in dedicated custom coverage for a game, please email me to discuss.

The University of the Incarnate Word got off to a rough start with a fast team from Langston, OK.  I was in the stands, but Tom Reel of the Express-News shot some nice images of the game here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Boerne Texas Football Around the Corner

With Boerne and Boerne-Champion High Schools starting play next week, they weren't the only ones needing some practice.  Champion's scrimmage against Div 5 San Antonio's South San last Thursday gave me a chance to have some fun with a really long 600mm lens in good afternoon light.  I really liked the impact of the photos, but not something you can use on a Friday Night's game with marginal lighting.

I often get questions from other sideline photographers about why I shoot flash at night games, since I have the pro gear to shoot available light.  The easy answer is quality, there is nothing that improves a photo more than good light and even the best hi-res digital cameras can't compare to a well lit flash shot in a dim high school stadium.  Not to mention that adding a $500 flash is a lot cheaper than a $9K 400mm f2.8 lens on a $5K D3s.  Easy comparison?  Just look at my night galleries from last year and most newspaper galleries of the same game.

That said, flash brings it's own set of equipment issues, skill and post-processing requirements, and while I'd like all the games to be at 4PM in the afternoon, like this Incarnate Word scrimmage, I'll continue to provide the best quality night game photos I can.  Boerne-Champion vs South San photos for your review.

Just a reminder, this year I'm debuting weekly specials posted in each game gallery for print and digital file purchases, in addition to a broader range of package and volume discounts, so please take advantage of them.  Custom coverage continues to be available, if you and/or another parent would like me to focus on your favorite player for a game.  Please email me to discuss.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

University of the Incarnate Word Football - 2010 Season Underway

The University of the Incarnate Word joined the Lone Star Conference this year, which means a long football season against nationally ranked opponents. Six Saturday home games and new stadium seating, you should come check it out. Even a couple of 2PM games, so you can still party on Saturday night.

I had a chance to shoot their first day of practice yesterday. They seemed to be sweating a bit more than I was. ;-)