I had the chance recently to follow a passion of mine: sports action photography. I was hired to photograph a tennis player from Eastern High School, Noel.
Despite this nice shot, things didn't go so well for the team. But, the great thing about sports photography is that I don't photograph the scoreboard, just the athlete, so my subjects always come out as winners.
The high school senior "season" starts in June, but it's a lengthy one, so there are still more to photograph even well after the school term has begun.
I had the privilege of working with Kayla from Taylor recently. Some people think it's easy to photograph people when they're attractive, but it's more important to work with someone comfortable with themselves. This helps them present themselves in front of the camera. Kayla is one such person. She was fun, but focused. And, yes, attractive.
I look forward to working with another senior this weekend, Sam. The connection here stretches to 2006 when I photographed his sister's wedding. We became reacquainted at this year's Howard County Fair when I ran into not only him but his girlfriend Lexi as well. That won me the opportunity to handle Lexi's pictures too.