Author Archives: Julie Logan

[VIDEO] Arsenal Ladies FC 11/11 Post Game Report

Pictures have been up for a few days, and more will be going up soon, but here’s a bit of the video side of things to feed your off-season soccer fix as you wait eagerly for the USA v. Italy games.

This is the post-game (post-match for all the EuroAWK readers) report from the 11/11 EUFA Women’s Champions League match between England’s Arsenal Ladies FC and Spain’s Rayo ValleCano de Madrid.

Photo Book – Arsenal Ladies 11/11 Champions League Match

A few days ago Arsenal Ladies FC was graced by a light British shower coupled with a delightful mud bath as they played Rayo ValleCano in a key Women’s Champions League match. The Ladies overcame their 0-2 loss just a few days before to the same Rayo ValleCano and finished with a spectacular 4-1 score.

The weather was in full force for this game, mixing shockingly bright sunlight with solid walls of rain. It made for quite the game environment that I was most fortunate to witness, my Canon camera in hand.

Below is a book that includes a sampling of my favorite images from the match. When presented with a team’s branding style I like to try and keep consistent with it, so my book’s design is intentionally reminiscent of the Arsenal Media Guide book.

Sadly, the amount of compression needed to get the file onto the site really reduces the quality of the images, so keep your eyes peeled for some specific spreads going up in the next week at a higher quality.

Arsenal Ladies 11/11 Match Photo Book

For those of you who want to see the book in a spread format, here it is!

Arsenal Ladies 11/11 Match Photo Book, Spread

Photo Gallery #5 of the Oct. 3 Stanford v. Santa Clara Game

The camera’s only job is to get out of the way of making photographs. – Ken Rockwell

There are three key elements to a photograph: the photographer, the subject and the viewer. The surrealists photographers believed there should be no artistic intent, just the viewer and the art. Intent comes from them, not the artist. I’m not quite that surreal, but I do believe that without the act of sharing, a photograph is reduced to nothing more than the click of a button.  So thanks for checking these galleries out this week, and pester Jenna if you want to see more!

[this is the final part of a series that unfolded over this week. (5/5)]


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Photo Gallery #4 of the Oct. 3 Stanford v. Santa Clara Game

Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the “ah-ha.” -Ernst Haas

I don’t use a massive 400mm 2.8f lens, mainly because it’s expensive and beautiful, but there is one big catch when using such a fantastic telephoto lens: if the action get’s too close, you’re out of luck. It’s easy to get caught up in the viewfinder and the action on the field, forgetting your surroundings. Forgetting you can move back or to the side.  So I always like to think of this quote, keep it in my back pocket, when going to photograph a game. Keep my feet mobile.

Hope you enjoy the series, there’s only one more day left!

[this is part of a series that will unfold over this week. Check back each morning for more photographs from this game. (4/5)]


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Kelley O'Hara & Rachel Buehler, How Well Do They Know Each Other?

They have a lot in common. They both get a regular call from Pia, asking them to step up and represent their country on the USWNT. They are trophy-toting 2010 Champions with their WPS team, FC Gold Pride. And they both graced the Palo Alto area with their freckles and feet for four years at Stanford.

But how well do they REALLY know each other?

Photo Gallery #2 of the Oct. 3 Stanford v. Santa Clara Game

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.  ~Henri Cartier Bresson

[this is part of a series that will unfold over this week. Check back each morning for more photographs from this game. (2/5)]

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Photo Gallery #1 – Oct. 3rd – Stanford vs. Santa Clara

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.  -Dorothea Lange

Nothing is more true when talking about sports photography. So whether you were at the game or not, check out this slideshow and see what moments your eyes missed.

[this is part of a series that will unfold over this week. Check back each morning for more photographs from this game. (1/5)]

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