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New Lens… New Pictures

I bought a new lens last week and havent had a chance to really test it out. I didn’t really need to buy a new lens, but as a teacher you spend a lot of your summer time trying to find ways to spend money. So… After making family stand around and shooting pop cans, I took some senior pictures with it today. The pictures turned out really good and I was able to test out a new Ranger Quadra light system as well.

The wrestler pictured below wrestles in my freestle and greco club Bear Claw.  James has been a part of the team for the past 3-4 years. He is a Greco All-American and multiple time state placer. He will be traveling to the national tournament in Fargo, ND in a couple of weeks with the hope of returning home a national champion.


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A Little History

My infatuation for photography began as I coached wrestling. I ran our team website and didn’t have pictures to put up on it. I could use other people’s photos, but spent much of my time seeking permission and wanted more freedom. I started with an entry-level camera and remember asking another photographer what all the symbols on the top meant. I only shot on auto at the time and couldn’t quite figure out why my pictures never quite turned out like the professional photographers. I was able to alter my photos using Photoshop, but still I wanted them to come out of the camera looking better.

I have found like many do, that Photoshop will only take you so far. It can take a bad photo and make it look good, but it can take a great photo and make it excellent.  I wanted to make my own great photos. Since then, I have studied and learned as much as I possibly can about photography and Photoshop in combination. The photo above was taken today at a wrestling camp in Maple Valley, Washington. Pictured is long time Tahoma Wrestling Coach Brian Higa. A former College wrestler, Brian still works just as hard as anyone else in the room and doesn’t hold back when showing technique!

Long Time Tahoma Wrestling Coach Brian Higa

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