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My New Portfolios

Posted in Baseball, Football, Golf, Portfolio, Sports Photography with tags , , , , on September 10, 2013 by bobshank

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Sports photography is my passion! There is just nothing more exciting, challenging, thrilling, and, yes, sometimes frustrating, than photographing a sporting event. Football season is now in full swing and I am learning more and more about how to photograph the game to capture the story-telling action. I love it!

I am slowly but surely adding better quality photos to my website, so I decided it was time to create and build new sports portfolios. One of my hopes was to create a slideshow-style portfolio featuring my photographs so viewers, editors, and potential clients can easily view my work. I also wanted the portfolios to be simple, yet attractive.

My newly updated sports portfolios can be viewed here: http://bobshankphotography.com/Baseball%20Portfolio.html

I think I achieved what I was hoping for in this redesign. Take a few moments to view my photo portfolios. Let me know what you think of the new design. Does it work well to show and highlight my sports photography abilities?

More Photos from the US Women’s Open

Posted in Golf, Sebonack Golf Club, Sports Photography, US Women's Open with tags , , , on July 1, 2013 by bobshank

Here are some more of my favorite photos from the US Women’s Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Long Island, NY.

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US Women’s Open – Saturday’s Round

Posted in Golf, IK Kim, Inbee Park, Sabonack Golf Club, Sports Photography, US Women's Open with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2013 by bobshank

I followed Inbee Park, I.K. Kim, and Ewart Shadoff during their round of golf on Saturday at the U.S. Women’s Open at Sabonack Country Club. It was an up and down day for the players, as the wind was whipping at times. The course played tough and bogeys abounded aplenty. Park had 3 bogeys, but she also had 4 birdies, to score 1-under par for her round. This places her in the lead at 10-under going into the final round on Sunday.

Here are some of my favorite photos I captured during this exciting round:

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PGA US Open 2013

Posted in Golf, Merion Golf Club, PGA, Sports Photography, US Open with tags , , , , on June 15, 2013 by bobshank

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I had the opportunity to attend Wednesday’s practice round of the PGA US Open and I captured some exciting action during the day. It was a lot of fun to be with these big hitters of the Tour. Merion Golf Course is not long but it is not easy either. Just look at that sand trap!

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The golfers were out on the course checking yardages and conditions. The dirt was flying as divots were created. It was a day of sizing up the complicated course and fine-tuning one’s game in preparation for the opening round that began the next day.

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These athletes are strong: just look at the bend in this club as the force generated from the swing impacts the golf ball.

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Merion Golf Course is not only a demanding course; it is beautiful as well. The history and beauty of the course brought the US Open to Pennsylvania this year. It is one of the four major events on the Tour and it looks to be a very exciting and entertaining weekend!

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Ernie Els hit this shot in the late afternoon. The background shows one of the many sand traps that are strategically located throughout the course. Greens are protected by these bunkers, some water, and rough, which is tall and thick. Staying in the fairways is imperative!

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Enroute from the second green to the third tee, Matt Kuchar flips a ball to himself.

I captured many more photographs at the US Open. They can be viewed here:
http://www.bobshankphotography.com/Gallery%20Photos/PGA%20US%20Open%202013/