Posted 05 Mar 2011 — by Michael Yanow
Category Basketball, CA, CIF, City Section, Downtown, Galen Center, High School, High School Basketball, Los Angeles, Photography, Spencer Dinwiddie, Sports, Sports Photography, USC, Westchester High School, Western League, Woodland Hills Taft
Westchester all familiar with wining the City Section Division 1 final saw the other side of things on Saturday afternoon. Taft powered by senior guard Spencer Dinwiddie and senior forward C.J. Blackwell walked off the courts as champions after Taft defeated Westchester 66-62 on March 5th, 2011 at the Galen Center.
Taft forward and team captain C.J. Blackwell being introduced at the start of the City Section Division 1 finals on March 5th, 2011 at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Taft center Kevin Johnson jaws a little with Westchester captain Trevone Williams in the second half of the Saturday’s City Section Division 1 finals.
Taft point guard Spencer Dinwiddie hangs in the air and scores two points in the second half. Dinwiddie finished with 14 points and 12 assists in the game.
Taft point guard Spencer Dinwiddie calmly knocks in two free throws with under 3 seconds left in the game to ice the 66-62 win for Taft over Westchester. Taft won its third City Section Division 1 title.
Taft players Kris Yanki (left) and Spencer Dinwiddie embrace after the buzzer sounded in celebration of Taft’s 66-62 victory in City Section Division 1 finals at the Galen Center on March 5th, 2011.
A few weeks back I was given the opportunity to photograph Reggie Bush of the Super Bowl champions New Orleans Saints. *Reggie Bush dated reality TV star Kim Kardashian for 3 years. The photo shoot was of Reggie causally playing with the new Nintendo DS XL.
I arrived on site around 3pm and waited three hours to get Reggie Bush in front of the camera for a total of five minutes. This is very common in the business. It’s crucial to plan ahead and be prepared when the model is ready. During the three hour wait I had my assistant stand in as Reggie Bush to get all my readings and work out the lighting.
These photos were to be used in publications to promote the release of the new Nintendo DS XL, but for reasons outside my control the photos won’t be used. The experience from this photo shoot will stay with me for a while and even though the photos will only be published on the blog; the lessons learned will be used for years to come and produce stellar pictures that will be printed.