Tuesday, March 27, 2007

"intentional Walks" defined

Global definition: Used by managers and coaches in competitive upper level divisions or professional baseball as a tactic in which to strategize either for or against game-winning situations; or in most scenarios"respecting" the batter's ability to connect on a pitch for a likely homerun or a run-scoring base-hit.

My definition: Teaching [pitchers] adolescents the art of avoidance and not challenging themselves to face adversities much like in real-life scenarios. Rather than resolve conflict, hold up four and dismiss it.

Monday, March 26, 2007

First Place Online Photo

Here is the write up on CyChron.com for the First Place Online Photo - article (see next posting).

2007 Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) - Best Online Photo

I just received word my photo of women's soccer won Best Online Photo at the 2007 Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) convention which was held in Sacramento this past weekend. I am humbly honored.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A Year Gone By

It is truly hard to believe a year has gone by since I started my blog. Wow...happy anniversary blog! It might not seem like much to some, but to me it is surely something to celebrate. I hear about blogs left and right. Some people start a MySpace or Facebook or similar type of web page or blog to jot down their treasured thoughts, share photos, and write about anything under the sun. I never thought I would be able to maintain a blog given my very busy schedule, family & life details. Who would have ever thought? So, cheers to another year to come! I have to shoot for smaller goals these days as it seems things are not always set in stone. I feel as though I need to declare a resolution of some sort, but instead I'd rather set goals for myself:
  1. Get to Cal State Fullerton
  2. Take more photos and learn from the best sports photographers
  3. Network and cover more events for newspaper articles, reviews & interviews
  4. Get to Cal State Fullerton
  5. Pass my classes this semester; and "walk" this May at graduation
  6. Buy or fix our second car (anyone out there willing to part or sell their car????)
  7. Get to Cal State Fullerton
  8. Become a great photojournalist
  9. Spend more quality time with my family
  10. Get to Cal State Fullerton
There! That about sums it all up!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Photo Composition

In learning to take composition photos, I have put together the following sequence of Christopher's first at-bat against the Angels this week. Clarity, definition and content are my three major focuses. While although this at-bat the batter reached first base on error, it displays the power behind the swing and the intensity in Christopher determination to get a good cut off of the pitch.

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

BPALL Opening Day & A's TOC

In case you have not picked up a copy of the Event News or the Independent News, which by the way, covers the Cypress, Anaheim, La Palma, Buena Park, Stanton and other surrounding cities, here are some of the photos I shot during Buena Park American Little League's Opening Day Ceremony held Feb. 24.

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