Steve Hopkins Photography
Well, May is here so the real Summertime is not far away! YeHaaa!
Last friday my schedule happened to coincide with the Boys and Girls Lacrosse games at Attleboro HS, my local high school. And so grabbed my D300S and 70-200 lens for some high school sports shooting. Now I have not photographed Lacrosse before so a new challenge lay before me.
I have mentioned before that every sport has its own flow, speed and timing. It often takes a bit of shooting time to get into synch with the action. First up was the girls game against Sharon High School of which I was only able to capture half. Attleboro was ahead by a large margin, but the action was only so-so. This is only Attleboro's 2nd yr with a Lacrosse program and no long running feeder programs in town. I still captured some decent photos which I uploaded to my website.
Next up was the Boy's game. The sun was lower, warmer (the Golden Hour) and softer! Love it!
Boys lacrosse games, like soccer, are faster moving than underclassmen or girls teams. And the action is 'hotter', with more aggressive moves etc.. Attleboro and Sharon HS were pretty evenly matched throughout the 1 hour game time. The wind was blowing into my face and my eyes watered a bit making it hard to follow the ball closely. But what I did capture was pretty darn good...IMHO! Sometimes I actually lost track of where the ball was while trying to follow looking through the viewfinder!!! these guys can whip that ball pretty fast to a distant area of the field. The lacrosse field is wider than a reg football field and I could have used my 300mm lens at times.
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Just completed the annual yearbooks for both Cape Cod Hunter and South East Hunter families. Images are from the Finals' awards as well as the Banquet awards. AND, a bunch of candid images from the finals. Both are available for sale. Just send me an email to find out more. They will be keepsakes to enjoy for years to come.
The SEHA book is 10"x10" and 38 pages of multiple photos. $145.00 including postage.
The CCHA book is 8"x8" and 76 Pages of multiple photos. $175.00 including postage.
I have finally gotten around to adding some very nice product items to add your photos to. I had them at the SEHA & CCHA Banquet in December, so I know how nice they are.
Geez....wasn't it nice out today ...especially while the sun was showing!!! Just had to mention that. And, the weekend is supposed to be pretty nice and mild, relatively, too!
Until I place these items in my website price lists, please email me with any questions or to place an order.
Just created and ordered some new business cards highlighting tghe portraiture side of my photography business. They are actually 'large' business cards measuring 4' x 6' and have a much different look than my 'bookmark' style .
I really love the several portraiture sessions that I have done. It is just so nice to see and capture that special look, smile, or gaze that characterizes each of us. As I have said before - "sometimes you just have to wait' for that special image. so I keep shooting, coaxing different poses, many just slightly different from the previous.
so here is the front and back of my new card - what do you think?
You Are Invited....contact me ...Steve Hopkins ...today to schedule a session to capture the beauty of your new horse or pony, or your beloved best equine friend of recent years. Each session includes 2-3 hours shooting time and a free 8x10 and 5x7 print, and 4 web res digital files. Special rate for groups of 4 or more.: Best way to reach me is by email or cell phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-254-1451