Patrik Bartosak. The great thing about shooting events like this at the practice center is access to players. The locker room was directly behind, I turned around and snapped this quick.
Kings Goal Celebration
John Gibson. Probably my favorite shot from the two-game series. Something about ice spray just gets me excited about a photo.
Hampus Lindholm. Was hoping the entire team would come out at the same time and make for a cool shot. Unfortunately, they came out a few at a time...
Zac Leslie & Devante Smith-Pelly. Here you can see I'm fighting the reflections pretty bad. Thinking about trying to build myself a tent to butt up against the glass. Don't want to spend $50 on one.
I had the opportunity to photograph the second game of the SoCal Hockey Futures Game at the Kings practice center in El Segundo. Unfortunately, it’s dark, not evenly lit and has no holes cut out in the plexiglass. The glass is filthy with stick & puck marks, spit, spray, and every other disgusting thing you’d expect to see at a public rink.
I shot the entire game at ISO 3200 and probably underexposed by -1/2 to a full stop. I shot mostly at 1/800th but probably should have shot at 1/640th or slower.
Anyways, it was nice to see a great turnout. The Ducks brought both Emerson Etem and Devante Smith-Pelly, two kids with NHL experience. John Gibson, one of the top young American goaltenders got the start for the Ducks.
This blog is obviously a work in progress. Re-sized the photos so the portrait shots show up full on-screen on smaller monitors. Bear with me…