I shot my boy’s soccer games for close to 10 years collecting an image library of thousands upon thousands of shots. After shooting all those soccer games one would think I’ve had my share of soccer but when a friend of mine asked me to shoot the Highlands varsity girls I jumped right on it. Of course I didn’t realize it was an 8:00 pm game! Nothing like testing the old skills under the lights. Shooting at night really boosts my respect for pro sports shooters. For those of you with any understanding of photography, I was shooting a good part of the second half at ISO 2500. Thanks to Canon’s CMOS sensor on my 5D Mark II there wasn’t a huge grain (noise) issue. Though it’s not the fastest Canon for sports, the full-frame helps with tighter crops. So much for the photography mumbo-jumbo. I try to keep my blog on the lighter side, without a bunch of technical junk, so sorry for getting off topic!
I hope to get to some additional games this season, so if you or someone you know has any interest in me shooting for “your” team, drop me an email and if I have the time available I’d love to shoot some more games.
I normally don’t post personal photos here on BluegrassPhotography.Net but I thought these were really great with all the kids having such a great time. So I thought I’d share.
This was the fourth Forester campout at Versailles State Park in Versailles Indiana. A great weekend of fun, food, games, and of course camping. Some tenting and some in campers. Thank God, we were in a camper as the rains came down very hard on Sunday night. Other than that, the weather was awesome!
I want to take a quick minute and thank my dear wife Betsy. She works very hard to help put the event together every year. Tom & Caroline Kaelin, Ann Farney, Father Stef, Brian Cox and others also made sure we all had a great time. If you see them…. thank them.
Here’s the entire gallery. Enjoy!
Annie Junior, presented by the junior high at Saint Catherine of Siena in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.
Typically I only show my own photography here but I offered to post photos shot by Doug Lonneman so the parents and students could see the shots he took during a dress rehearsal on January 19th. I have also included two additional galleries I shot for them.
If you would like to download the original files for these photos, click on a thumbnail and when the large version of the photo opens, roll your mouse over the upper left-hand corner of the photo and select “Download Original”.
Doug’s January 19th gallery.
My January 15th gallery.
My January 22nd gallery. Enjoy!
This is the last of Erinn & Jamie’s wedding photos. This gallery was shot by my sister Holly Specht and brother-in-law Eric. Holly offered to help out by shooting here at the house while the girls got ready and as the other family member always with her camera, Erinn was happy to take her up on the offer. Thanks Holly & Eric!
You can see the entire gallery here. Enjoy!
This is a note to all the folks at Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival just to let you all know I have about 1600 photos to go through. So everyone please be patient! I’ll be working on them at night for the next couple of weeks. I really do have a regular job, so hang in there.
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Thanks, and see you all next year!
I should have edited and posted these long ago. I took my son Michael and nephew Parker on a skatepark trip through Columbus, Wheeling and Pittsburg from August 6th through the 8th. These are 2 of the close to fifty “multiple exposure” shots I captured over the 3-day trip. I’m posting this right now because I feel guilty I’ve not processed all the photos for Michael yet.
OK, so everyone wanted to know who was going to shoot Erinn’s wedding since I was going to be a bit busy that day. What most of them don’t understand is that you couldn’t pay me enough to shoot a wedding. I prefer shooting things that I can re-shoot if I mess up the exposure!
Ron Baker from Nashville, TN was the photographer for the ceremony and reception.
You can view the entire gallery here. Enjoy!
Let the party begin! Here’s my shots from the reception. Looking at the photos and talking to the guests, I’d say evryone had a great time. After all the “official” stuff the place started rocking and didn’t stop till we made the DJs close down the music. Everyone danced like crazy. Maybe making 2 additional beer runs because we ran out twice had something to do with it. Not sure.
See them all in this gallery. Enjoy!