Posts Tagged ‘strobe’

"What a Week for Pictures…!" Feb. 22 – 26, 2011.

Amanda Horvers (#33) of Mount Saint Mary College reacts after the Knights defeated Farmingdale State 71 - 50 in their Skyline Conference Championship game at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Mount Saint Mary College

I haven’t uttered these words for quite a while it seems, but while closely examining last week’s work, it truly was “A Week for (Good) Pictures…” A couple of extra-early wakeup calls – I’m talking the 4:30AM kind on Thursday to get moving on the coverage for the slain Poughkeepsie police officer’s funeral across the […]

Army – Navy Basketball (Doubleheader). West Point, NY 22•Jan.•11

A large American flag is unfurled behind the cadet color guard during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the Army – Navy men’s basketball game in Christl Arena at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Several members of the American hostages who were held captive […]

"Back on the Block…" Basketball 2010.

I’ll start right here: “BBall.”, “Hoops.”, “The Pill.”, “The Rock.”, “Square Up.”, “Box – Out.”, “Swish.”, “Pop – Out.”, “Shake ‘N Bake.”, “Pick and Roll.”, “Gotcha.”, “Face.”, “And One.”, “Down Low.”, “Trap.”, “Press.”, “Coast to Coast.”, “In the Paint.”, and back “On the Block…” NFA guard Will Williams gathers his thoughts during varsity basketball practice […]

"The Weather & Recent Work…" July 6 – 17, 2010

Youngsters kept cool in the spray of a sprinkler at Audrey Carey Park on Liberty Street in the City of Newburgh, NY on Friday, July 9, 2010. The Northeast U.S. has endured a heatwave for a week, with temperatures reaching past 100ºF. © Valdrin Muriqi (right) of Newburgh, NY follows through on a punch […]

*More "Juice…" (Sports Photography) 1•July•2010

Poughkeepsie, NY. One of yesterday’s assignments called for coverage of a few local boxers training for a night of boxing next weekend. This was sort a media event in one of their training facilities, at a local college across the river. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a boxing ring in this converted […]

(Photographing) *The People We Know… June 2010.

HS Cellist @ THE WHEREHOUSE Restaurant. Newburgh, NY. 6•June•10 (Hardware / Software info): Nikon D-1X w/ 28mm – 70mm f/2.8AF. Nikon SB-800 into a shoot-thru umbrella at camera right at 1/4 power. Second small strobe at lower left w/ Stofen Dome on the floor at 1/16th. power. Triggered by Pocket-Wizard Multi-Max’s. ISO 400. 1/250th. sec. […]

"Mastering the 5 – minute portrait…" Newburgh, NY 14•May•10

“Sometimes the images are there waiting for you to just show up …” Graduating college student in an empty hallway in Aquinas Hall at Mount Saint Mary College in the City of Newburgh, NY on Friday, May 14, 2010. She is graduating with her MBA and has a job lined up with a local accounting […]

*Homage to Kingston & NFA Basketball* – Final Take. April•2010

“…Baby, I’m from New York… Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, There’s nothing you can’t do, Now you’re in New York…” -Alicia Keys. NFA vs. Middletown. Kingston vs. Minisink. Mix in the possibility of a Newburgh – Mount Vernon rematch in the NY State Quarterfinals at West Point’s Chrystl Arena in mid-March. What a […]

Popular Photography Magazine. March 2010, pg. 42.

In all the craziness of this year’s HS playoff basketball tournaments the past few weeks, I’ve just gotten around to writing about the above piece in Popular Photography magazine. A photo of mine with an accompanying story was published last month. (March 2010 – page 42.) Click HERE. It was actually a file photo from […]

"Bringing Your ‘A’ Game…" *Musings from late March / early April 2010.

*More on differentaspects of my sports photography – (particularly at the championship level…) I’ve thought a lot lately about approaching the challenges of not only the daily grind, but stepping it up when necessary to make memorable or game telling sports images. Sports portraits also offer that opportunity to show the viewer an athlete’s personality […]

"I Gotta Get a Bigger Luggage Cart…" Back from Glens Falls, NY 22•March•10

Packing up my gear at 12:30AM including the Apple 12″ PowerBook, (4) head DynaLite arena strobe kit, (4) digital cameras, lenses, remote mounting hardware, tools, heavy duty extension cords, and Pocket-Wizard kits after four NYSPHSAA Tournament games in the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON Yea that’s it, a […]

*"It’s Gotten Ugly Up Here…" 19 – 20•March•10

Jake Palmer (#33, left) of John A. Coleman Catholic walks off the court as Maple Grove players celebrate their NYSPHSAA Class D Finals Championship win at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Maple Grove defeated Coleman 43 – 38. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON Writing live from courtside along press row here at […]

En route to Glens Falls, NY (Again) for NY State HS Basketball Tournament. 18•March•10

Newburgh players (L-R, standing): Marcus Henderson, Patrick Johnson, Michael McLeod, Will Bouton, Damon Cousar, and Davon McMillan (squatting) on Prospect Avenue in the City of Newburgh, NY on Thursday, March 18, 2010. Newburgh is the defending Class AA state champion and will face CBA of Albany in the state semifinal game on Saturday in Glens […]

HS Basketball Sectional Championships & NY State Tournament games. March 2010.

aka “March Madness…” Before I could even turn around and catch my breath after last weekend’s work, which began Friday night in helping out a colleague retrieve strobes from a local college gym after his two games, I found myself right in the middle of the craziness at this level of HS playoff basketball competition. […]

HS Basketball Sectional Championships. aka "March Madness…"

Did somebody ask if I wanted to work through this weekend…? This is perhaps my favorite time of year for work, particulary covering sports. It is (finally) the beginning of the high school sectional championship games here in our area. Besides covering marquee events like graduation at West Point, the annual Army – Navy football […]

Chef Carlos Olivares w/ his New Orleans Roasted Duck. Newburgh, NY. 5•March•10

Chef Carlos Olivares prepares his New Orleans roasted duck with cranberry and orange glaze, baby Yukon gold potatoes, Julienne zucchini and carrots, at The Big Easy Bistro at 40 Front Street in the City of Newburgh, NY on Friday, March 5, 2010.  Times Her

Food Photography. *(for me, like riding a bicycle…) I cut my teeth in NYC years ago shooting big cameras on chrome with 4 x 5 cameras and even an occasional 8 x 10 Linhoff while assisting during tabletop food photography shoots in a commercial studio on lower Broadway in Manhattan. Then later in my career, […]

*The making of a meaningful (sports) portrait. Feb. 2010

Eric Culver of New Paltz High School photographed in the pool at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY on Friday, February 19, 2010. Culver is an Olympic hopeful, qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON_____________________________________________________ *Sometimes you hit a home run. With the bases loaded, in the bottom of the ninth […]

"Hoops du Jour 2009-2010"

Welcome to the beginning of the 2009 – 2010 High School (and college) basketball season. I’ve been waiting for a long time to get back into the local gyms in our coverage area for games and practices. Well, maybe some of them. Others are just plain nightmares and challenges to work in for photographers. Probably […]

"Mr. Scalo…" HS Football POY. Dec. 2009

Monroe-Woodbury quarterback Dan Scalo is the Times Herald-Record’s 2009 Varsity Football Player of the Year. (Middletown, NY). He’s seen photographed in his bedroom of the family’s Chester, NY home on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Scalo ran for 1,569 yards & 20 TD’s and threw for 1,143 yards & 13 TD’s. Scalo was also the paper’s […]

*My Photo in USA 19•Aug.•09

Don Hewitt, former 60 MINUTES Executive Producer photographed in his Manhattan office in December 1995. Hewitt passed away at age 86. (Chet Gordon / The Journal News) *A portrait I made back in 1995 or so of former 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Don Hewitt appears on the USA Today website. Hewitt’s career as a television […]

"Back to the Ballpark…" 17•June•09

It was kind of fun to return to a pro ballpark yesterday for a minor baseball team’s media day. Even it was only a Class A Short Season team here in our area, The Hudson Valley Renegades. There’s still something nice about arriving to a ballpark or arena when it’s empty, and you’re there to […]

"2009 POTY…" (Player of the Year)

Got the assignment earlier this week to photograph our newspaper’s HS Player of the Year again. Cory Quimby (left) is a repeat winner of the award – and he had the numbers to prove it. I think he averaged something like 27 points / 17 rebounds per night. No way would his Minisink Valley HS […]

"Winding Down…" 2009 HS Player & Coach of the Year portraits.

Well, it’s finally over. The basketball season, that is. After a few days of recovery & a good night’s sleep after my third trip to Glens Falls, NY over the weekend (drove nearly 1,000 miles on three trips upstate the past two weekends) in covering Newburgh Free Academy in the NY State and Federation Championship […]

"Heartbreak in Glens Falls, NY." 03•29•09

The Newburgh Free Academy boys basketball team almost did it tonight. Took Rice HS of NYC into overtime, and lost by two. This team really, really showed a lot of heart and pure guts. It was a pleasure to photograph a lot of their games this season, and be around kids who to the man […]