I had a fun 2012 as a sports photographer. I got to shoot all my favorite sports, baseball and softball in the spring, kids basketball in the winter, track and tennis in the spring, girls volleyball, football and girls swimming in the fall. Enjoy the following images all were made while on assignment for the Jamestown Post Journal Sports department.
Baseball players are fun to photograph. Many people think that baseball is slow and it can be at times.
You have to wait for the opportunities to come. This catcher from Pine Valley was giving his teammates
some razzing before the start of a playoff game in May.
Andrea Marsh an all-round athlete from Panama Central school has her eye on the ball during softball
action this April. Andrea also lettered on the boy's football team where she was a tailback. She was always
easy to photograph because she was always around the ball.
I love to photograph Saturday afternoon high school football. To work in great daylight makes the job so
much more fun. Ellicottville's Lorenzo Smith returns a punt during second quarter action against Clymer
early in September.
I decided after photographing many girls volleyball matches this fall that I needed something a little
different. So when I went to the Falconer/Southwestern match in October, I was planning on locating
one girl that showed great emotion. I noticed Falconer's Kalee Halladay eye's as soon as I start watching
and it didn't take long to get this shot.
I have been covering the Stroups Gymnastics completition at Jamestown Community College every
March for the past four years. Danielle Baker competes in vault.
In our area we have youth baseball leagues for all ages I spent many of my Saturday mornings covering
youth basketball. Nolan Brink playing for the Green Celtics in the Y basketball league goes up for
Photographing swimming can be a challenge. Many pools have pour lighting and harsh reflections.
The new pool at Panama has great light, it provides the ability to use faster shutter speeds and it creates
good color and detail. Panama's AnnaTurcotte during the breatstroke leg of the 200 IM.
When I photograph I am always looking for the great face that tells the story. Maple Grove's Sarah
Pardue watches the ball during soccer against Southwestern in September.
Having fun is, Jamestown's Red Raiders Olivia Zabrodsky leading the pack during the 1500 meters
race against West Sencea at Strider Field in Jamestown during May.
Tennis is always a challenge a fast shutter spead and a good angle helps as Southwestern's Matt Johnson
returns a volley from Falconer's Cooper Miller during first singles action in April.