Action & Team Sports Photography
Action and Team Photographic History
Looking back, it is amazing to me how sports photography has evolved. I first started shooting Plano Wildcat Soccer in 1995 with a 35mm Canon A2E and a 300mm 2.8 lens. Film was a real problem back then and any film that was fast enough to shoot at night in most stadiums was much too grainy for my taste. One of the Dallas Morning News photographers that I met one night recommended Fuji Press film and informed me that it could be push processed successfully to 1600 ISO with little effect on film grain. 1600 ISO with tight film grain? That was magic back then! I quickly found out that no local lab wanted to push process any film without charging outrageous fees, so I began to process the film myself and did this by using Bessler C-41 chemistry in five liter quantities and developing five 35mm film rolls at a time. Later on, I began to scan my film negatives to a jpeg file and uploading the files to my web page. I transitioned to all digital photography in 2005 and as they say, the rest is history!
Bill Youngblood Photography specializes in action sports photography, both team and individual, formal team and individual photography, digitally created "Memory Mates" posters and specialty items. All photographic reproduction and printing is sent to one of the best professional photographic in the country, assuring my customers that they do receive the very best photography available.
Many sports assignments are made "on site," we currently accept such work and will come to your location to photograph your team or organization. Please call, email or use the form on the contact page to book an appointment with Bill Youngblood Photography.