Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sports Photography

If you know me in the real world, you're probably used to seeing me with a camera around my neck.  I just love capturing our lives in a permanent way.  I see everything as a possible picture. It's just a hobby for me - I guess that way I don't disappoint anyone if the pictures don't turn out the way I envisioned them.

Well, our kids are very active in their respective sports.  B plays baseball (a lot).  He's currently on two teams - a travel team and a rec team.  G is also a very busy girl preparing for her gymnastics competition season that begins in October.

While spending time at all of these sporting events, somehow I have become the "official" photographer for our travel baseball team the Carolina Scorpions.  Everyone always looks forward to the picture posts on FB that come soon after we play a tournament.  I must admit that sports photography is a lot different than posed photography.  I find myself thinking ahead in the game (kind of like the boys do when playing).  You have to know where the action's going to be & what's coming next in order to prepare for it when it happens.
I'm having a lot of fun with it - who knew?

Here are some of my favorites so far:

She's one of our #1 fans - isn't she adorable?

That's just a few - I could bore you with these all day.  I've got so many that I just love.  It  probably helps that I know the boys behind the shots and that's why they're so special. We see how hard they work and sweat and play. 

I've still got lots of learning and practicing to do.  Good thing we've got lots of games coming up, huh?  One thing I have learned is that it's really hard to get good pictures through those little fence holes.

Hope you're having a good week - I'll be stopping by soon.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

You are doing a GREAT job with the pictures. They definitely look professional and I can see why you have become the photographer for the team!!