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I had the pleasure of shooting Supercross again this year in San Diego for the 2013 season at Qualcomm Stadium.

Here are a few shots. I was using a slow shutter speed and panning technique on these photos (as well as a wide aperture f2.8) to get an even more out of focus and blurry background. You will also notice that the spokes on the wheels are blurry as opposed to when you use a fast shutter speed that freezes the spokes. It adds an element of movement and as well as speed.

I think I was at about 1/160th of a second (pretty slow for such a fast sport). As you can see however with the right technique you can get some pretty cool results.

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

San Diego Supercross 2013

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I’m a little backlogged in the blog image posting department but here are some photos from the Charger vs Ravens game this past NFL season. Who knew at the time that Baltimore would then go on to win the Superbowl.

Jacoby Jones punt return gone bad.

Jacoby Jones punt return gone bad.

Die Hard Charger Fans

Die Hard Charger Fans

Struggling to get a First Down

Struggling to get a First Down

First Down Chargers

First Down Chargers

Defense trying to win the game

Defense trying to win the game

The Famous 4th and 29!!!

The Famous 4th and 29!!!

Agony of Defeat

Agony of Defeat

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There was a pretty good size swell today. So I went out and played with my new toy in the shore break and got these photos.
There were some 6-12ft face waves pounding me into the sand.
It was Fun!!!

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Shore Break Wave

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Shore Break Wave

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Shore Break Wave

 

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Shore Break Wave

 

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Shore Break Wave

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Here are some images I took recently of a local San Diego Pro, Chad Bennett. We shot at Maderas Golf Club in Poway, CA which is in North San Diego County.

Most golf images you see in golf magazines whether it be article or ad are very conservative. While this has been the trend in golf for many years due to the demographic of the consumers, the tide is slowly turning. You are starting to see young golfers expressing themselves with bold colors and unique clothing. As a result you are starting to see the same trends in the pro shops and sports specialty stores with the golf merchandise.

That being said I think my style of photography fits the new style we are seeing in golf, so in trying to bring something different to the sport I created some gritty, edgy, black and white images.

I used a 3 speedlight set up in each image during late afternoon sun. The locations of the lights varied based on the location on the golf course and the direction of the sun. To achieve that “Advertising Look” I used the lights to sculpt my subject and create specific shadows.

JFennell Photography Golf Photo Shoot of Chad Bennett

JFennell Photography Golf Photo Shoot of Chad Bennett

JFennell Photography Golf Photo Shoot of Chad Bennett

JFennell Photography Golf Photo Shoot of Chad Bennett

JFennell Photography Golf Photo Shoot of Chad Bennett

JFennell Photography Golf Photo Shoot of Chad Bennett

JFennell Photography Golf Photo Shoot of Chad Bennett

JFennell Photography Golf Photo Shoot of Chad Bennett

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Shot this photo today in the shore break at Wind N’Sea beach in La Jolla, California.

Wave Photo in La Jolla, California

Wave Photo in La Jolla, California shot in the Shore Break

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The Hurley Pro, ASP World Tour, Surf Contest at Trestles in Southern California is coming up in a couple of weeks. The week of September 18th.

I thought I would post a few photos I shot from last year, just to peak the anticipation a little.

Kelly Slater Surfing

Kelly Slater doing what he does best

Chris Davidson

"Davo" (Chris Davidson)

Dane Reynolds

Dane Reynolds Launching. This is by far one of the biggest airs I've seen in person. The photo doesn't quite do it justice as seeing it in real life.

Adriano de Souza Surfing

Adriano de Souza throwing out his tail.

Taj Burrow Surfing

Taj Burrow busting a backside air.

Surfer Julian Wilson

Surfer Julian Wilson on left.

Kelly Slater Surfing

Kelly Slater inside section air. I like how in this photo the guy on the jet ski in the back ground is snapping photos at the same time of the same thing but totally different angle.

Mick Fanning Surfing

Mick Fanning letting his fins loose.

Jordy Smith Surfing

Jordy Smith with a nice fan.

Taj Burrow Surfing

Taj Burrow getting ready for a frontside snap.

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Here are some images from day 3 of from the workshop in Colorado Springs

Day 3 was Motocross. Some images are made using natural light while some were made using of camera lighting.

Motocross Eclipse

Using off camera lighting (ranger studio type lighting with battery pack) I was able to light the rider with the sun behind him.

Big Air Motocross jump

Big Air (natural light)

Berm Shot Motocross

Berm Shot using off camera flash.

Late Day Berm Motocross Shot

Same berm as the shot above but a little later in the day, also using off camera flash to light the rider.

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Today is Day 2. I have some images from Rock Climbing and BMX.

7:30 am until 2am is not leaving much time for sleep but you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.

“You can sleep when you’re dead”

Here are a few shots:

Rock Climbing set up

It's all about the details

BMX racer

Using a little slower shutter speed to get some motion blur

Rock climbing in Colorado

Rock Climbing in Garden of the Gods

BMX racer jumping

Using a little remote flash to high light the BMX racer as the sun is setting.

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I am in Colorado Springs this week at The Summit Series Sports Photography Workshop.
I will try to do a little post everyday but we’re working about 12-14 hours a day so it doesn’t leave a whole lot of time.
Most of this afternoon was spent at a local skatepark with a few local rippers.
The use of remote flashes and great clouds made for some interesting photographs.
All photos were made using 2 off camera remote flashes triggered by radio poppers.
Enjoy:

Skateboard Invert in Pool

Shooting with the sun behind your subject is fun when using remote flashes.

BMX Portrait

BMX Portrait

Kickflip over the gap

Kickflip over the gap

Kickflip to boardslide

Kickflip to boardslide

Tailslide

Tailslide - This kid Anthony was killing it.

Frontside Air

Frontside Air with the Sun Burst in the background

Heelflip

The sun had pretty much set at this point and the sky looked great. Adds making a dramatic photograph

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Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted.
I’ve been really busy and have a lot of different shoots to post, so stay tuned for some more regular posts.

These photos are from a snowboarding shoot up at Big Bear Mountain, in Southern California.
There was so much snow up there this winter. I haven’t seen it like that in about 10-15 years. The Southern California ski mountains aren’t known for their abundance of snow. So you can imagine my surprise when I arrived and the snow banks were taller than me.

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This guy was hucking pretty good pulling a styley corked 5

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Stalefish

I did a little post production on this image. Reducing the saturation of the sky, I think really brings the focus to the snowboarder.

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A stylish grab while spinning

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This jump was huge and guys were boosting.

snowboarder jumping

Same jump as above image but different angle and focal length.

This image was taken at the same jump as the image above but using a different focal length and a different angle.
The previous image I was up the hill shooting at 200mm. This image I was right under the take off for the jump, just off center so I could see his face shooting at 60mm (as opposed to 18mm) to isolate the snowboarder without too much background competing.





snowboarder grabbing some air

Roast Beef Grab

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