Last Saturday I showed up at Sylmar HS to referee a boys volleyball tournament. Though we officials were told uniforms were optional I decided to show up in uniform. I am a contributing photographer to REFEREE MAGAZINE, since 1982, with 20 covers to credit. Thinking some officials would wear uniforms, none did. I brought camera for the benefit of REFEREE. There was a photographer for Sylmar HS at the tournament. Since I was the only official in uniform I asked this photographer if he would photograph me with my camera. He did. Attached are some images which were submitted to REFEREE MAGAZINE. I am also umpiring baseball at Hart Pony League (I have been rained out 5x this season) and returned to high school baseball after 8 year absence.
I have gotten a couple of wedding photography requests recently. One is from the son of a former nursing director and the other an athletic director/client.
For me weddings, mitzvahs, quinceaneros, anniversaries and other special occasions are like family reunions. Group and formal posed photos are a necessity. Candidly my job is to photograph the day so the parties know what occurred and who was there. . Memories fade by the day. Photographs keep those memories.
It’s been awhile since I posted a blog. I upgraded the operating system in one computer and purchased a new computer and was unable to access Word Press. I have been sending Constant Contact messages on a weekly bases.
Recently I attended Imaging USA, Professional Photographers of America, convention in San Antonio, Tx. Big emphasis on Drone Photography. Attached you will see a group photo taken by one of my associate photographers using his drone. Personally I have no plans to purchase a drone. I will use this photographer for any drone requested photography service. We have two track teams, with large numbers than my risers can handle, we will use drones for the group photo.