The high drama, extreme physical output and and strong emotions that take place during sporting events makes them a very compelling subject for photographers. My love of sports has motivated me to photograph many sporting events. These events include the Tour of California bicycle races the past several years and many high school and college sporting events both indoors and outdoors. This has included soccer, baseball, volleyball, football, swimming and wrestling. A number of my sports photos have been published in the Oakleaf, the Santa Rosa Junior College newspaper. The photos taken for the 2008 Tour of California that were published in the Oakleaf were given an award from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges in the Photo Story category.