High School Sports Update

Went down to Green Run for a baseball and softball double header. Here are a few of the photos from the games. State tournaments will be starting next week so check back for the tournament updates.

Modeling Update

Update from a couple recent modeling shoots I’ve done.

High School Sports Update

A few shots from a couple recent games I’ve done.

NCAA Softball: Christopher Newport vs Virginia Wesleyan

Just a couple photos from the March 24th game between Christopher Newport and Virginia Wesleyan. Virginia Wesleyan ended up with a 3 to 1 win over Christopher Newport.

Modeling Update

Modeling update from some recent shoots I’ve done.

VHSL Indoor Track Championship

Just a couple photos from the VHSL 5A/6A Indoor Track State Championship held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Boo Williams Sportsplex.

MaxPreps Tour of Champions: Princess Anne Girls Volleyball

Princess Anne High School girl's volleyball team during the Tuesday, February 05, 2019 MaxPreps Tour of Champions stop presented by the Army National Guard held at Princess Anne High School. The Princess Anne High School girl's volleyball team completed the 2018 season ranked #22 nationally with an undefeated 29-0 record, and winning the Virginia 5A state championship.

NCAA Basketball: Mary Washington vs Christopher Newport

Drove up to Newport News a few days ago for a mens and womens double header between Mary Washington and Christopher Newport. Here are a few photos from both games.

Modeling Update

Just a few photos from recent modeling shoots I’ve done.

NCAA Basketball: Florida Atlantic vs Old Dominion

Couple photos from the Florida Atlantic vs Old Dominion women’s basketball game. Overall a good game and Old Dominion ended up winning 87 to 53.

Modeling Update

Just wanted to do another modeling update from some of the recent shoots I’ve done. Enjoy.

High School Basketball Update

Just wanted to do another high school basketball update. Here are a few from games over the last few weeks. Enjoy.

NCAA Basketball: VCU and Fairfield

Couple photos from both the VCU and Fairfield vs Old Dominion games. Both games Old Dominion started out slow going but ended up pulling out a victory. Enjoy.

Modeling Update

Been doing a lot of sports photography lately but Im still doing a lot of modeling photography. Since I haven’t done an update in a while just wanted to put up a few recent shoots. Enjoy

Back to High School Basketball

High school basketball kicked off a few weeks ago and with that I’ve been shooting a ton of basketball over the last few weeks. Here are a few photos from some of the games I’ve covered. Enjoy.

Three Sports Photography Tips

Three tips that I wanted to share while going through some basketball photos. The first tip is have the appropriate equipment. You need to have equipment that will help you actually photograph the sport that you want to shoot. I highly suggest that every sports photographer (and photographer in general) invest in a good 70-200 f2.8 lens. Its a highly versatile lens that can be used for both sports and other types of photography. The other thing is to have a camera that can handle low light situations. The majority of high school sports are done in low light (either indoors or at night). You need a camera that can handle that

The second tip is know the sport and know the rules. Youtube is a great resource for watching games and for videos that explain the rules. If you know the sport and the rules it will help you better anticipate what is going to happen during the game and help you capture the peak action.

The third tip is slow down. There are so many times I see people saying they take thousands of photos during a game. In a college football game there are 3600 seconds of game action. If you take 4000 photos that means you are taking at least one photo for each second the game clock is running. That means you are either motor driving (aka spray and pray) or you dont know what you’re trying to shoot (see tip two). My suggestion is to “reset” your thinking by switching to single shot and making a conscience effort to compose your shots and only release the shutter at the peak of the action.

If you know the sport you are shooting and you practice eventually you will start nailing the peak action in single shot nearly every time. This will not only help you out when you go to edit the photos but it will make you a better photographer because it forces you to think about what you actually want to shoot and not spray and pray hoping you got something good.

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NCAA Football: VMI vs Old Dominion (and Foreman Field)

From 1930 to 1940 Old Dominion fielded a football team. During those 11 seasons Old Dominion played on Foreman Field and had an overall record of 42-36-4. In 1940 the team went 0-6 for the season and the program came to an end for various reasons.

On February 9, 2007 Old Dominion announced they had hired Bobby Wilder to be head coach. In 2009 Old Dominion ran back onto Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium for the first time in 68 years and ended the first season back with a record of 9-2.

In the last 10 seasons, under the coaching of Bobby Wilder, Old Dominion has a record of 72-36 including two FCS Division I playoff appearances and a trip to the Bahamas Bowl where they defeated Eastern Michigan 24-20.

During the 2013 season Old Dominion had a record high game where they scored 76 points against Howard University the final score being 76-19. But that wasn’t the biggest win in either points or pride. Earlier this season, Old Dominion defeated 13th rank Virginia Tech in a stunning 49-35 victory.

During all the years Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium has been the backdrop to Old Dominion football and its 20,000+ seats has stood tall through the ups and downs.

On November 17th Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium hosted the final home game of the 2018 season as well as the last game to be played at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Old Dominion faced off against VMI, defeating them 77-14 setting a new points scoring record.

Old Dominion quarterback Blake LaRussa went 15-20 for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns. Senior running back Jeremy Cox carried the ball 13 time for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns and freshman running back Matt Geiger had 17 carries for 91 yards and 3 touchdowns.

After the game players and fans stood on the field as a video about the history of Foreman Field played on the video board. At the end of the video, in dramatic fashion, the lights were shut off for the final time. After a fireworks display, in just as dramatic fashion, the lights for the new stadium were turned on.

Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium, which has stood since 1936, will be demolitioned over the next year and a brand new stadium will be built in its place. Construction on the new stadium will be completed before the first home game of the 2019 season.

Here are a few photos from the final game played at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. Enjoy.

2018 Outer Banks Marathon

Went down to the Outer Banks a few weeks ago and photographed the 2018 Outer Banks Marathon. While it was raining the day before, the day of the Marathon ended up being pretty nice. Here are a few of the more excited finishers. Enjoy.

PhotoMechanic Sale

If anyone has been looking to get a copy of PhotoMechanic, Camera Bits will be having their Black Friday sale from November 23-26. Check out the link HERE for more information.

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