I am a contract photographer covering San Antonio Spurs and University of Texas for 2011-2012 season. I am available for assignment and able to travel & transmit on deadline. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your coverage needs. Images on this blog can be licenced for editorial use.
I was assigned to cover Auburn and Texas A&M football game at college station for USA Today Sports Images. I had to cover not only the football game photos, but also had to photograph player’s shoes & spats. Spat is special tapes that football players use over their shoes and looks kind of cool. Most of the shoe company don’t like them because they don’t want their logo covered by the tapes. I can’t show any of the photos till it’s published. However here’s some of my favorite football photos from last weekend. Photos by San Antonio Sports Photographer Soobum Im. Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) enters for practice before the game.
Texas A&M takes to the field
Jonny scrambles out of the pocket – I wanted to use A&M logo as a background
Photographed San Antonio Spurs preseason basketball game against CSKA Moscow for USA Today Sports Images. I used new 24-70 2.8 II lens most of the game. Never thought about shooting basketball in horizontal but I now can now crop vertical without loosing too much of details. Well this usually done by my photo editors.
Shot with remote camera: CSKA Moscow forward Sonny Weems (13) dunks
Patrick Mills (8) is fouled while driving to the basket against CSKA Moscow guard Vitaly Fridzon (7) during the second half at the AT&T Center. The Spurs won 95-93 in overtime
I was assigned to cover NHL hockey game at the AT&T center for an NHL preseason game between Dallas Stars will and Florida Panthers. I used to cover a lot of hockey and one thing I had on my mind was to find black formie thing to place against the glass to reduce any of the reflections. A rubber hood should to a trick but I just wanted to bring just incase. When I arrived, I was assigned next to the Dallas Stars Team photographer but I didn’t like the spot. Well, I didn’t have to use any of the black shield because AT&T center had a hockey glass i.e holes for the photographers but I noticed that was too low. I surveyed arena and found a nice sport to shoot from – elevated when the banners were placed. This was such a sweat place to shoot from. Here’s few of my photos from the day. My favorite photos are hockey fights - Dallas Stars forward luke Gazdic (52) and Florida Panthers forward Eric Selleck (76) exchanges punches in the first period. It’s still in preseason game!
Here’s rest of the photo
I was assigned to cover MLS soccer game between Houston Dynamo vs Chivas USA football wait soccer game in Houston. I knew it could be a high scoring game and wanted to stay in home team (Houston Dynamos) side. Special night for Houston Dynamo midfielder Boniek García. Not sure if this goal ceremony tribute to his wife (maybe pregnant?) but he definitely looked like a hero of the day. The Dynamo won Chivas USA 5-1.
Right place, right time. Sometimes, luck helps but at the same time I knew players going to run toward to their bench after scoring a goal. Here’s Dynamo forward Will Bruin’s goal & post-goal jubi
I was assigned to cover UTSA football against #13 Oklahoma State Cowboys for USA Today sport images. Roadrunners did great job despite of their 56-35 loss. Overall I am very impress by UTSA football team. They are solid football team – players looked humber yet hungry to be a better team. Athletic department staff were super nice to us. Hope to be able to cover local games like this in the future. Here’s some of my shots: I spotted UTSA Roadrunners super Fan.
Boxing Photography can be challenging. Even with newest camera with 10+ fps speed, I can’t always get the moments! Here’s some of the photos from boxing match at the AT&T Center, San Antonio. Mostly shot with canon 24-70 2.8. Although I like the focal length of 24-105, I needed 2.8 aperture. Jerry Belmontes, left and Andrew Cancio during their Junior Lightweight bout. I had to use lens cleaner because of the blood.
Highlight of the day: Andre Berto (left) and Jesus Soto Karass (right) during their NABF Welterweight Championship bout.
Jesse Anguiano and Joseph Rodriguez during their Lightweight bout
Spurs almost had their championship ring. Here’s some of my favorite photos: Tony Parker played really good game despite of his injury. For the first photo, I shot with Canon 24-70 mark II. I love the sharpness and contrast. Big improvement from mark I.
Here’s some of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in different angles. I had to new 400 F2.8 Mark II and 600 F4 Mark II during the NBA finals.
Manu was both hero and heartbreak. But still he’s my favorite player on the court.Looks like Tim Duncan has no problem play several more years! I did not like this angle since the aisle was showing on the background.
Danny Green improved his play so much this season. He’s outstanding three point shooter
DeJuan Blair is a talented player. I really wish to see him more often next season.