The Light Out There

The Light Out There from José Márquez on Vimeo.   For the past eight years sports have helped Oralia Perez learn how to stay focused while trying to accomplish her personal goals. Perez is a 17 year-old-girl who’s participated in almost every sport her schools have had to offer, but she finds the most joy […]

Seniors Have Their Moments

During the summer of 2015, students from Brooks Institute took an intensive Sports Photography class and most traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to document the National Senior Games. This group of students was hired by the National Senior Games Association to provide photographs of athletes during peak action moments as well as features in between the […]

Senior Games 2014

In the summer of 2013, I embarked on an adventure to Cleveland, Ohio to be a staff photographer for the National Senior Games. Former Los Angeles Times photographer and Brooks Institute instructor Anacelto Rapping led the trip of  twelve Brooks students including me, all of whom were enrolled in Rapping’s Sports Photography class. The culmination […]

Life Behind the Scuba Divers

I started at Brooks Institute hating people photography. I wanted to be an underwater wildlife photographer, so why would I need people photography? At the end of my first semester, I almost left Brooks to pursue an education in marine science due to my frustration with assignments that revolved solely around photographing people. I spoke […]

Water Polo Mania

In a conference game against the Buena High Bulldogs, the Santa Barbara High Dons boys varsity water polo team narrowly won in the final minutes of their game on Oct. 14, 2014 at Buena High School in Ventura, California. Both teams were very evenly matched, each trading the lead throughout the game.  The game was […]

Sports Shooter Academy XI

    The annual Sports Shooter Academy workshop took place on November 5-9, 2014, in Costa Mesa, California. I was fortunate enough to be accepted as a participant in the workshop. Over the five days, I was able to take a lot of sports photographs and get feedback from some of the leading sports photographers […]

Through the Eyes of a Woman

The world of sports is dominated by men and sports photography is no different. In an interview with Courtney Verrill, she talks about being a sports photographer and her experience with shooting sports as a woman. Her interest for many years was volleyball since she’s been around it most of her life.  Her mom is […]

Surf Photography

I recently had the privilege to sit down with Evan Conway, a Professional Photography student in his last semester at Brooks Institute who specializes in surf photography.   But his creativity and artistic vision have led him to begin carving out a niche photographing waves without anyone riding them. “You need the right equipment,” Conway said […]

Ventura High Goes 2-0 With Rout of Agoura

The Ventura High School Cougars faced off against the Agoura High School Chargers in a non-conference football game at the Larabee Stadium, both teams entering the match with one win under their belts. The game had both sides fighting to take the lead yet scoreless through the first half.  Agoura’s Christian Williams made a 39-yard touchdown early on in the […]

Celebrity Hoops Thrills Crowd

Fans enjoyed a highly entertaining celebrity basketball game that was put on by host Josh Hutcherson and his organization, Straight But Not Narrow, for the third year at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles on Friday.