Well, the Major League Baseball post-season is in full swing and the league championships have already begun. This gets met thinking about sports photography. I especially like to photograph baseball games. While some people think they are boring, I find baseball games to be full of strategy, intrigue, and excitement. Capturing the action and great plays on the field with my camera is a wonderful challenge that I just love.
James’ team had their tournament canceled due to the snow and rain, but they will play next week. Tomorrow I will try to post a few photos from last week’s tournament.
I am the photographer for the Lehigh Valley Baseball Academy. Part of my agreement with them is to pick my 7 favorite photos of the year to hang on their walls. The prints are 12″ x 18″ and framed in a black frame. Here are the top 7 for this year. Let me know if you like them by posting a comment.
Yesterday I mentioned how I enjoy the challenge and the thrill of trying to capture the action in a sporting event. Yesterday’s baseball game was a case in point.
This photo tells a story. The base runner and the catcher waited for the call from the umpire. And what is the umpire’s call?
Today marked the beginning of the Lehigh Valley Baseball Academy’s fall baseball season. I photographed the first game of the 14u team in Birdsboro, PA. This team has only had five practices together and still put together a very respectable first game.
I really enjoy the opportunity to photograph sports. The challenge of capturing the action on the field keeps me on my toes. I surely miss a lot of the action. Sometimes the base ump is in my line of sight and sometimes I just cannot focus fast enough to capture the precise action in a play. But today I was able to get some pretty good action shots like this one. What doesn’t show on this photograph is the great throw made by the center fielder. He came up throwing and threw a strike to the catcher. Here, in this photo, you can see the catcher applying the tag. Not only does this shot catch the action of the tag out, but it also highlights the determined facial expression of the catcher as he is applying the tag.
Do you think I did a decent job of capturing the moment with this photograph?