Flippin’ & Flyin’

I love to shoot sports. So I was really excited when I was asked by my daughters’  gymnastics coaches if I could shoot some practices and use the photos for the end of the year slide-show. It was a fun, eye opening time to shoot. I tried to be the “fly on the wall” during practice. Parents are not normally allowed to stay, and being a 6’3″ mammoth of a man, makes it kind of hard to hide in plain site. But the girls were themselves( at least I think they were ) and I shot away.The lighting in the gym is horrible and they don’t allow flashes for meets, so I shot available light.  I am pretty happy with how they came out. I’ll be going back to shoot some more.

I’ll show you a few, but gotta save the rest for the slideshow.
See ya. Patrick

All images copyright 2011 partick matthews photography.

Hello world!

Hello, I am Patrick Matthews. I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. I still love the magic of photography, whether it is using a digital slr camera, an older film camera, a plastic “toy” camera, or even my cell phone camera. This blog is just a place where I am going to show some of the stuff I have been doing.  No rhyme or reason to what I am going to put up, just the things that I really love for whatever reason. If you are interested, you can see more of my work at www.patrickmatthewsphotography.com . Please feel free to ask any questions, (I will do my best to answer them in a timely manner) or leave any comments.

 I have never undertaken anything like this so please consider it a work in progress.  This should be interesting, and fun.  Here is a small sample of stuff I have taken over the past 6 months or so. Enjoy.