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Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual Aerial view as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field.

With 2013 halfway done I threw together some of my favorite baseball images from the first half of the year. Batter up!

We will start with some images from a couple MLB team photo days. This year was my first time shooting one. You basically get 20-30 seconds with each player on the team as they go from photographer to photographer in a maze of small studio setups.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes Texas Rangers first baseman Brandon Allen poses for a portrait in my studio that I set up in a bathroom in the teams locker room for photo day at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes
Texas Rangers first baseman Brandon Allen poses for a portrait in my studio that I set up in a bathroom in the teams locker room for photo day at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes
Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes Texas Rangers first baseman Lance Berkman (left) and catcher A.J. Pierzynski pose for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes
Texas Rangers first baseman Lance Berkman (left) and catcher A.J. Pierzynski pose for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium.

Heres a few from Angels photo day.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout poses for a portrait during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout poses for a portrait during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes Los Angeles Angels players (from left), infielder Mark Trumbo, outfielder Mike Trout, first baseman Albert Pujols and outfielder Josh Hamilton pose for a portrait during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobes
Los Angeles Angels players (from left), infielder Mark Trumbo, outfielder Mike Trout, first baseman Albert Pujols and outfielder Josh Hamilton pose for a portrait during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

World Baseball Classic time!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual Fans wave Mexico flags as the Mexico players celebrate following the game against USA during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. Mexico defeated USA 5-2.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
Fans wave Mexico flags as the Mexico players celebrate following the game against USA during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. Mexico defeated USA 5-2.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 4000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Mexico second baseman Ramiro Pena is upended after throwing to first to complete the double play after forcing out Canada base runner Chris Robinson in the first inning of the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 4000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Mexico second baseman Ramiro Pena is upended after throwing to first to complete the double play after forcing out Canada base runner Chris Robinson in the first inning of the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Mexico outfielder Karim Garcia (right) collides with Canada catcher Chris Robinson in the fourth inning during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. Garcia was out on the play.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Mexico outfielder Karim Garcia (right) collides with Canada catcher Chris Robinson in the fourth inning during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. Garcia was out on the play.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual Italy base runner Anthony Rizzo (44) upends USA second baseman Brandon Phillips after being forced out at second base in the first inning during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm with 1.4 converter (560mm), 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
Italy base runner Anthony Rizzo (44) upends USA second baseman Brandon Phillips after being forced out at second base in the first inning during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual USA pitcher Glen Perkins throws against Canada during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. USA defeated Canada 9-4 to advance to the next round.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual
USA pitcher Glen Perkins throws against Canada during the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field. USA defeated Canada 9-4 to advance to the next round.

And finally to regular season MLB…

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/640th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks players line up during player introductions prior to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/640th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks players line up during player introductions prior to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during opening day at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual Aerial view as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
Aerial view as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 1000iso, f9, 1/1600th, Manual Overall view of Chase Field during the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 1000iso, f9, 1/1600th, Manual
Overall view of Chase Field during the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual San Francisco Giants batter Hunter Pence loses his bat as it flies into the crowd in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
San Francisco Giants batter Hunter Pence loses his bat as it flies into the crowd in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe Riley Unroe poses for a portrait at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe
Riley Unroe poses for a portrait at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, AZ.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra does pull ups in the dugout prior to the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra does pull ups in the dugout prior to the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual MLB umpires Jim Reynolds (left) Kerwin Danley (center) and Paul Schrieber enter the field between Storm Troopers from the movie Star Wars prior to the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
MLB umpires Jim Reynolds (left) Kerwin Danley (center) and Paul Schrieber enter the field between Storm Troopers from the movie Star Wars prior to the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock (right) catches a ball as he collides with teammate Jason Kubel in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock (right) catches a ball as he collides with teammate Jason Kubel in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos sits in the dugout in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Manual
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos sits in the dugout in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is upended by Los Angeles Dodgers base runner Skip Schumaker after turning a double play in the second inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is upended by Los Angeles Dodgers base runner Skip Schumaker after turning a double play in the second inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual Los Angeles Dodgers base runner Andre Ethier (16) slides into second base as Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill leaps for a bad throw in the third inning at Chase Field.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Manual
Los Angeles Dodgers base runner Andre Ethier (16) slides into second base as Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill leaps for a bad throw in the third inning at Chase Field.

That wraps up my favorite baseball images from the first half of 2013. Hoping for a lot more action in the second half!


 
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