Duffy’s Hope 15th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game


This year Duffy”s Hope partnered with talent acquisition firm Agency for Artists.

TV personality Ray J, KC Undercover’s Tammy Townsend, actor Christian Keyes, actor Bobb’e J Thompson, rapper Matt Ox, Harlem Globetrotter Tammy Brawner, and actor Jackie Long

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Actor Bobb’E J. Thompson drives for the ball in the first period of The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Duffy’s Hope, founded in 1998 by Allen “Duffy” Samuels, is a service provider for at-risk and hard to reach youth ages 12-17 with DOCUMENTED  proof of success. Located in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware Duffy’s Hope has changed lives for the better for over  4,500 youth.

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Actor Jackie Long (25) advances the ball as Singer and TV personality Ray J (22) defends in the first half of The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

Of the 4,500 youth served, 2,500 were participants in Duffy’s direct services programs.  Duffy’s Hope uses a HOLISTIC approach that includes 10 components to not only determine the root causes in the lives of at-risk youth but also address, and more importantly, helps to rectify those issues.

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Performing Artist Matt Ox performs in the mist of half time during The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo by Saquan Stimpson

Duffy’s Hope programs include the following: One-on-One Mentoring, Parent and Family Participation, School & Home Visits, Life changing “shock therapy, Tutoring, Educational & Enrichment Trips, Guest Speakers, Financial Literacy, Group Discussions and Etiquette Training.

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Christian Keyes and players greet each other after the conclusion of The 15th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 05, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

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RECAP – MLS 2017 – Apr 14 – New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0


Quick Look…

Jack Harrison’s 51st minute goal from a Ronald Matarrita assist and one of the best goals MLS has ever seen from David Villa gave New York City FC their first away win of the 2017 MLS Regular Season at Philadelphia Union’s Talen Energy Stadium.

MLS 2017 - Apr 14 - New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0

Philadelphia Union Keeper ANDRE BLAKE (1) attempts to make the save in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC Friday, Apr. 17, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. New York City FC Midfielder JACK HARRISON (11) was credited with goal in 52:00 minute. Photo By: Saquan Stimpson

MLS 2017 - Apr 14 - New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0

New York City FC Midfielder JACK HARRISON (11) celebrates with teammates after scoring in the 52nd minute of the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC Friday, Apr. 17, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By: Saquan Stimpson

 

David Villa produced one of the best goals of his entire career, shooting from 53.5 yards out, volleying over Blake into the net to deservedly earn his team their third win of the campaign in jaw-dropping style.

GOLAZO: David Villa scores an incredible goal from 50 yards away

MLS 2017 - Apr 14 - New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0

New York City FC Attacker DAVID VILLA (7) kicks the ball 60 plus yards for the score in 90th minute in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC Friday, Apr. 17, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

MLS 2017 - Apr 14 - New York City FC defeated Philadelphia Union 2-0

Philadelphia Union Keeper ANDRE BLAKE (1) looks at the ball in disbelief after New York City FC Attacker DAVID VILLA (7) scored in the 90th minute in the second half of a Major League Soccer match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC Friday, Apr. 17, 2016 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Man of the Match…

Jack Harrison

The winger always looked like the most likely source of a goal to break the deadlock and he delivered it in fine style with a crashing finish under Blake after a clever run around the back of the Philadelphia defense.

It wasn’t just his goal which caught the eye on the night – he was a constant menace to the Union backline, slaloming through challenges and exchanging passes with teammates throughout the contest.

What’s Next?

NYCFC return to Yankee Stadium on Sunday, April 23, 2017, where they will take on Orlando City at 1.30pm at YANKEE STADIUM

Broadcast: FS1, WFAN (Online), WQBU

MLS

SMITH 45 PTS; 87ERS TWO GAMES BACK OF PLAYOFF BIRTH


87ers Top Swarm To Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

NEWARK, Del. — The Delaware 87ers (26-22) topped the Greensboro Swarm (18-31) 123-114 in a must-win game that keeps the 87ers playoff hopes alive. Russ Smith led the way with a season-high 43 points as the Sevens topped the Swarm for the third time in four meetings this season.The game began as a battle of starting point guards, with Delaware’s Russ Smith and Greensboro’s Cat Barber trading blows in the early part of the first. Smith put up 10 of the Sevens’ first 12 points, while former 87er Barber scored 11 of the Swarm’s first 13 points. The first quarter stayed close and became a high-scoring affair, ending with the 87ers holding a 36-30 lead.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 29 - Delaware 87ers defeated Greensboro Swarm 123-114

Delaware 87ers Guard RUSS SMITH (0) dribbles the ball down the floor in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets) Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens controlled the beginning of the second quarter, leaping out to a 41-32 lead before allowing an 8-0 run from the Swarm. The game was tied at 47 at the midway point of the second, but Delaware outscored Greensboro 18-8 the rest of the frame to take a 65-55 lead into the locker room. Russ Smith had 25 at halftime to lead all scorers.

It didn’t take long for Russ Smith to reach the 30-point plateau. He scored the Sevens’ first five points of the third quarter within a minute to hit the mark. Delaware maintained its lead throughout the period, but Greensboro cut into their deficit by three across the third to make the score heading into the final quarter 91-84 in favor of Delaware.

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Greensboro Swarm Guard Cat Barber (7) drives to the basket for the easy lay-up in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets) Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Greensboro scored the fourth’s first basket to bring them to within five points, but the 87ers responded with a 10-0 run to give themselves a bit of a cushion. Though the Swarm continued to make things interesting, Delaware kept them at bay. When the score was 102-95, Russ Smith ripped off eight unanswered to give the Sevens a 15-point lead. Greensboro proved a tough out, but Devondrick Walker’s three-ball with 18.8 seconds left iced the affair and gave Delaware a 123-114 win.

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Delaware 87ers Guard RUSS SMITH (0) drives towards the basket as Greensboro Swarm Guard Rasheed Sulaimon (0) defends in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets) Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The 87ers had five players finish in double figures. Russ Smith (43), Shane Edwards (18), Walker (13), Roscoe Smith (12) and Terrence Jennings (11) made up the group. Barber had 23 for Greensboro, which was led in scoring by former Kansas standout Perry Ellis, who dropped 25.

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Greensboro Swarm Forward Perry Ellis (34) drives to the basket in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets) Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Though the Sevens are alive in the playoff race, they have zero margin for error. They are two games back of the final playoff spot and must win their next two games and have fourth-place Maine lose its final two contests. The 87ers hold the tiebreakers with the Red Claws, who have lost three straight and finish the year with a road back-to-back.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – FEB 11 – Delaware 87ers defeats Fort Wayne Mad Ants 100-92


NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (17-16) picked up a hard-fought, much-needed win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (19-11) by the final score of 100-92. The win was Delaware’s first over the Mad Ants this season and featured 11 steals from the 87ers, as well as some of the best defense the Sevens have played all year long.
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Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) drives to basket in second first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“I thought we had a great effort,” Head Coach Eugene Burroughs said. “We talked about, you know, as a team we have to defend, because we’ll always score. But, can we get stops? And when we don’t get stops, we struggle, and today’s game I thought we did a great job defensively. We had some scrappy plays, which was great for us because a lot of times we are on the losing end of those scrappy plays and tonight we weren’t.”
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Delaware 87ers Head Coach EUGENE BURROUGHS draws up a play during a time out in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

This one was tight throughout, with the two squads tied at 22-22 after one, Fort Wayne ahead by five at halftime and Delaware leading by one heading into the fourth quarter. The Sevens held the Mad Ants to just 17 points in the final frame and, coupled with a solid 24 points of their own in the final 12 minutes, eked out a crucial eight-point victory.
“I think the group on the floor did a great job just sharing the basketball,” Burroughs said. “I don’t think one guy tried to take over the game and the ball moved, and when the ball moves they’re good enough players to make basketball plays, and we made shots during that time period.”
The leading scorer for Delaware in this one was relative newcomer Aaron Harrison. The Kentucky product poured in 19 points in 31 minutes off the bench. Harrison has now scored at least 10 points in three of his four outings with the Sevens.
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Delaware 87ers Guard AARON HARRISON (15) handles the ball in the first half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

“I thought he felt very comfortable today,” Burroughs said. “Aaron has only played a few games with us. We’ve had limited practices, so he’s kind of learning on the fly, and today I felt he felt a little more comfortable, you know, in the offensive schemes and defensively.”
Delaware couldn’t have asked for a performance like this at a better time. The Sevens came into the tilt having lost six of their past seven games, while red-hot Fort Wayne had won four of their previous five before Saturday night.
Three 87ers aside from Harrison finished in double figures, with Washington Wizards assignee Danuel House ending with 12 and Russ Smith and Shawn Long notching 16 points apiece. Fort Wayne had five players above 10 points, led by Stephan Hicks and his game-high 22 points.
NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - FEB 11 - Delaware 87ers defeats Fort Wanye Mad Ants 100-92

Washington Wizards assignee Danuel House (99) passes the ball while driving to the basket in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens are back home on Valentine’s Day to take on the Maine Red Claws at 7 p.m. ET at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. It is the fourth game in a five-contest home stand. Delaware is 1-2 against Maine this year.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – NOV 29 – Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104


On the night when former 87ers guard Sean Kilpatrick goes for 38 points in a overtime win over the LA Clippers, as well as a visit from former head coach Kevin Young; Delaware collapsed in the second-half and lack of depth on the bench didn’t help the 87ers situation falling to the Drive 118 – 104 Tuesday night at The Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - NOV 29 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104

Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD (15) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Center SHAWN LONG (21) defends in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo Saquan Stimpson

The sevens trailed most of the first half but fort arduously to keep the game close taking a 37-36 lead with 3:21 left on the clock in the second period after Grand Rapids Drive Head Coach REX WALTERS was charged with a technical sending 87ers Guard CAT BARBER to the foul line furthering the 87ers lead heading into halftime.

In the third period the rapids reclaim the lead trading buckets with the sevens, Grand Rapids Drive Guard RAY MCCALLUM heated up scoring (10) of Grand rapids 33 points in the third period.

The Sevens started off the fourth when Forward James Webb III blocked Drive Guard CHRIS ANDERSON shot attempt at the 11:35 mark, but Grand Rapids Drive Guard JORDAN CRAWFORD answered with and one and trip to the foul line after getting fouled by 87ers Forward DAVID LAURY . A few  possessions later Grand Rapids Drive Guard JEFF NEWBERRY dishes it out assist to Crawford who drains a three pointer giving the rapid 82-77 lead which they never relinquished.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - NOV 29 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104

Delaware 87ers Forward JAMES WEBB III (3) blocks Grand Rapids Drive Center CHRIS ANDERSON (24) shot attempt in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Jordan Crawford came off the bench for the Drive to finish the game with 28 points, Kevin Murphy went 9-22 for 25 points while snatching eight rebounds and Ray McCallum had 23 points and Chris Anderson registered his second double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 - NOV 29 - Grand Rapids Drive defeats Delaware 87ers 118-104

Delaware 87ers Guard CAT BARBER (1) as Grand Rapids Drive Center CHRIS ANDERSON (24) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) Tuesday. Nov. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Cat Barber finished the game with 22 points, (7) rebounds and (3) assist on 8-14 shooting from the field and was 6-6 from the free throw line. Meanwhile LongChristmasWade and newcomer Wafer all finished in double figures.

Delaware heads to Michigan face the Drive on Sunday, Dec. 4. at DeltaPlex Arena.

NCAA BASKETBALL 2016 – NOV 27 – Delaware defeats Bryn Athyn 84-51


NEWARK – The Blue Hens (4-3) returned home from a two-game losing skid falling to Austin Peay 76-75 and a (21) point lost to Northern Kentucky in Ohio to face Division III Bryn Athyn Sunday afternoon. I’m not sure why the Lions were even on the schedule this year. However, Delaware trounced Bryn Athyn 84-51 Sunday afternoon at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark.

NCAA BASKETBALL 2016 - NOV 27 Delaware defeats Bryn Athyn 84-51

Delaware Forward Chivarsky Corbett (1) drives to the basket for an easy lay-up in the first half of a NCAA Non-Conf regular season basketball game between the Delaware and Bryn Athyn Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

This was the Blue Hens highest points win since the 75-40 win over Colonial Athletic Association rival James Madison back on Jan. 15, 2005. Four players finish the game in double figures Chivarsky Corbett ended the game with 18 points on 7 for 10 shooting while Cazmon Hayes ended his with 11 points on 4 for 5 shooting in (27) minutes of play, although Darian Bryant played (22) minutes he contributed 13 points off the bench whereas the big man Skye Johnson chipped in 14 points on 7 for 7 shooting.

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Delaware Forward Skye Johnson (23) attempts a shot under the rim in the second half of a NCAA Non-Conf regular season basketball game between the Delaware and Bryn Athyn Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Lions of Bryn Athyn where led by senior forward Troy Steed who scored 11 points, Steed also grabbed five rebounds and had one assist. Junior guard Devante Laws added 10 points. Freshman forward Lamarr Crenshaw  grabbed six total rebounds, three of them on offense, to go along with his seven points.

NCAA BASKETBALL 2016 - NOV 27 Delaware defeats Bryn Athyn 84-51

Delaware Guard Darian Bryant (4) passes the ball towards Guard Devonne Pinkard (11) in the first half of a NCAA Non-Conf regular season basketball game between the Delaware and Bryn Athyn Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Bryn Athyn opens their North Eastern Athletic Conference schedule on Tuesday, November 29, against Gallaudet University at 8:00 p.m.  While Delaware will resume their home schedule this Friday, Dec. 2, when the Hens host their intrastate combatants the Hornet’s of Delaware State at 7 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2016 – NOV 05 – William Penn defeats Charter School of Wilmington 51-7


NEW CASTLE – William Penn dominates early and often as Joe Greenwood 60 yard touchdown run in the first quarter helping the colonials defeat Charter School of Wilmington 51-7 at William Penn.

William Penn running back Joe Greenwood (6) breaks free   enroute to the end zone for a 60 yard touchdown

William Penn running back Joe Greenwood (6) breaks free enroute to the end zone for a 60 yard touchdown during a Week 9 DIAA football game between William Penn and Charter School of Wilmington Saturday, Nov. 05, 2016, at William Penn Stadium in New Castle. Saquan Stimpson

 

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Photographing Media Day


As a photojournalist when you get an assignment, such as shooting media day, what are your immediate thoughts?

Well, For me I knew right off the back, I wasn’t going to approach the assignment with the typical shots of players interviewing with the media, I personally find them to be quiet boring, unless it’s a championship game of sorts.

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Former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb interview with the press after practice at Lehigh University. Special To The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON


The editor forwarded me the assignment sheet and he gave me specific details on who he was looking for.

Example: Instructions: It’s UD football media day and we’re looking for interesting portraits of UD football players. We’ll use these w feature stories. Here are the players we’d like to shoot individually.

1-Malcolm Brown, DB 3-Joe Walker, QB 5-Charles Bell, MLB 6-Jamie Jarmon, WR 9-Troy Reeder, LB 24-Ryan Torzsa, S 31-Wes Hills, RB 33-Jalen Randolph, RB 73-Blaine Woodson, DT 75-Connor Bozick, OT 80-Diante Cherry, WR 92-Bilal Nichols, DT

Deadline: 08-15-2016 12:00 PM, Event time: 08-14-2016 05:30 PM

After reading the instructions I felt as if the editor was reading my mind! (LOL). On that day the media would have access to the players at approximately 4:30 PM, however I knew I would need to take portraiture of the players so I was in my best interest to arrived two hours in advance so I could set up.

FYI: I asked former head coach Dave Brock if I could photograph him even though the photo editor did not request a Image of the coach, Be it as it may this is a news paper you just never know when they will need a good image of a person, to be used possibly for a feature or story down the road.

Essentially what I’m telling you is to always be a forward thinker, think outside the box and deliver images that was not requested.

Anyway, Here’s my set up:

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My set up taken Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Delaware Field House Facility on the campus of the University of Delaware in Newark. Saquan Stimpson

What did I used? I went to a three speed light set up. I used (3) Canon EOS 430 EXII, (1) Rogue Flashbender 2 – Large Soft Box kit , (2) Rogue 3-in-1 Flash Grid,

(4) Pocket-wizards “The PocketWizard Plus III Transceiver” & “PlusX, (3) PocketWizard 804-419 3-Feet HSFM3 Hot Shoe to Mini Jack Adapter (Black) (3) standard light stands (1) tripod (1) reflector and I used The Canon 7D Mark II and the lens was the Canon 24-105f/4L.

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Delaware Quarterback Joe Walker (3)

Photo of Delaware Quarterback Joe Walker (3) taken Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Delaware Field House Facility on the campus of the university of Delaware in Newark. Saquan Stimpson

Delaware Offensive linemen Connor Bozick (75)

Photo of Delaware Offensive linemen Connor Bozick (75) taken Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Delaware Field House Facility on the campus of the university of Delaware in Newark. Saquan Stimpson

Delaware Head Football Coach Dave Brock

Photo of Former Delaware Head Football Coach Dave Brock taken Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Delaware Field House Facility on the campus of the university of Delaware in Newark. Saquan Stimpson

Delaware Cornerback Malcolm Brown (1)

Photo of Delaware Cornerback Malcolm Brown (1) taken Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Delaware Field House Facility on the campus of the university of Delaware in Newark. Saquan Stimpson

 

As I stated in my previous post I do plan to go back to a full frame camera body particularly for shooting features “Portraits” I personally feel I will get better results with a full frame body verse a crop sensor camera, This is my opinion. My last full frame body was the Canon 1Ds, Currently, I’m looking at affordable used full frame bodies Examples: 1Ds Mark II and the Canon 5D Mark II, recently fellow blogger Amy Rose suggested that I go with the Canon EOS 6D, something I will consider being that I did borrow that model that from Canon Professional Services (CPS) a few years ago.

 

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Athlete of the Week: Gentry Meinecke


Last week Friday “10/28/16” I was assign to photograph Athlete of the Week for The News Journal in Wilmington Delaware. Normally, I will try to envision my set-up prior to arriving at the location. Is this normal?  Well, For me it’s quite normal to do this being that I will only have a short period of time to work with the athlete.

Upon arriving at the location I immediately made up in my mind that I was going to use multiple speed lights (4) to light the subject. However, Once I pulled into the parking lot the wind had other ideas. On that day the wind was gusting up to 14 knots which interns translates into wind speeds up to 16.5 mph. The wind gust was entirely too strong to use multiple speed lights like I had originally planned.

Therefore, I went to a one light set up. I used (1) Canon EOS 430 EXII and (1) Rogue Flashbender 2 – Large Soft Box kit and (1) standard light stand with the help of a student-athlete to hold the stand and I used The Canon 7D Mark II and the lens was the Canon 24-105f/4L.

I do plan to go back to a full frame camera body particularly for shooting features “Portraits” I personally feel I will get better results with a full frame body verse a crop sensor camera, This is my opinion. My last full frame body was the Canon 1Ds, Currently, I’m looking at affordable used full frame bodies Examples: 1Ds Mark II and the Canon 5D Mark II.

See set-up below. Featured Images is the final result.

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Athlete of the Week Gentry Meinecke pose for a photo while her teammate holds a light-stand Friday, Oct 28, 2016, at Brandywine High School in Wilmington.

Athlete of the Week Gentry Meinecke

Athlete of the Week Gentry Meinecke positioned in a standard field hockey action pose shot of a low perspective using natural light Friday, Oct 28, 2016, at Brandywine High School in Wilmington.

Read full story here: Athlete of the Week: Gentry Meinecke

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2016 – OCT 29 Delaware Military Academy defeats Laurel 23-14


Delaware Military Academy needed to find a way to stop Laurel’s momentum on Saturday night.

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Delaware Military Academy corner back Corahn Alleyne (1) intercepts the pass during a Week 8 DIAA football game between Laurel and Delaware Military Academy Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Baynard Stadium in Wilmington.

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GALLERY =>  OCT 29 Delaware Military Academy defeats Laurel 23-14