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CVC Homecoming King and Queen

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Congratulations to Kylee and Jacob on their crowning as homecoming king and queen this year at Central Valley Christian. Photographs of the Homecoming event during half-time at the CVC vs. Coalinga game can be found at my prints online site.

This portion of the evening was also photographed by visalia photographers Forrest Cavale and Zach Niles of Third Element Studio’s

CVC Cavalier Football vs. Coalinga Horned Toads

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Soliciting the assistance Visalia Photographers of Forrest Cavale and Zach Niles of Third Element Studio’s this weeks football game had the coverage of 3 photographers with 5 camera’s total. As result of this additional coverage their are many many more photographs for you to look through, I hope that you are able to find a good photograph of your player. Additionally there are many more photographs of the opposing Horned Toads for those interested in those photographs.

It seems as though the football season has just started and already we have landed on Homecoming weekend. People came from great distances to cheer on their alma mater in their first real football game of the season. Visalia’s Central Valley Christian High played the Coalinga Horned Toads with fierce determination in hopes of winning both Junior Varsity and Varsity games of the evening.

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Junior Varsity, playing hard, was able to keep the game to an even tie against the JV Horned toads, with a couple of good drives that could have leaned in the favor of the Cavalier’s.

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CVC’s Varsity team came on the field strong fighting all the Horned toads could through at them.

Watermarking Images

For those of you that have been with Kevin Ford photography for quite some time, you have been through a couple of site revisions and many other changes. I wanted to post concerning one of the newest changes to my photographs to smooth the change for those that may have questions.

Watermarks have now been added to all photographs when being previewed in my “Prints for Sale” area on my website. My print provider has had this option available for quite some time now, however I had not taken advantage of it. In addition to this change I have decided to allow access for people to link to photographs of themselves, for their myspace and facebook profile pages as many of my photographs have already found their way there.

Please note, for those interested in ordering prints, the “Watermarks” will not be imprinted in the delivered photographs and are only in place for those that wish to download my work and post it on their own website or profile. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Vacation Preview

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I am currently on vacation and wanted to share some of the photographs that I have taken during our time away from home. Their are many more photographs on their way.

The Traveling Photographer

Unlike traveling with children on the airplane traveling with camera gear is much more easy than even I thought that it would be. Even with the size of my collection of equipment and it’s weight traveling to Oregon for the weekend has been a breeze and I would expect the same on any other travels, no matter the distance. I in fact think that my camera equipment travels better than I do as a six foot plus body really isn’t meant to be in the poorly designed plane seats.

Understanding the rules and regulations of travel with anything is key to traveling well. Pelican and other hard case makers understand the need for professionals of all types to travel with their gear, keep it safe, and arrive with it in hand. To that end Pelican has created a case, with wheels, that is the maximum size that most, and I have to emphasize MOST, airlines will except while traveling. Always check with the airline that you are going to be traveling with to ensure that your method of packing will comply with their regulations. I have linked some regulations pertaining to flying with gear below.

Going anywhere with camera equipment is a balancing game of wants versus needs to capture the experience, if you’re going to the mountains to photograph the tree’s you probably won’t be needing a telephoto lens unless you want just the tops or plan on shooting from one mountain to another. Likewise if you are going out to shoot wild life you won’t need to take your fisheye lens, unless you are out to photograph macro’s of some of the smaller biology in the forest. Take into account anything that could happen where you are going as well, will you be on a boat and will your camera float, or will you be dust storms, sand, or extreme heat. Under each condition your gear will take on different shapes and may have different limitations.

Often as photographers, hobbyist or even professionals at times, we will arrive at a location not knowing what would be best to have along, for situations like this you may find it best to have a small point and shoot that can accomplish a good cross section of the functionality of your gear while offering the size and portability of something that will fit in your pocket, you wouldn’t show up to a wedding with a point and shoot unless it was for a very specific purpose, likewise you wouldn’t go to photograph your third cousins’ twice removed birthday party with a full digital SLR kit unless you were really good friends or were being hired to do so.

Keep it light and keep it simple, that is the best way to travel with photographic related equipment. But always way sure that you have what you feel you may even want and if you find yourself packing anything more that one camera and one lens you may want to consider something with wheels.

*Free* Special Offer 2008

Free Senior Portrait Session – for CVC seniors


Offer includes time for service rendered, necessary edits, and online proofing, prints must be purchased separately at the following prices. Photographs will be taken in and around the Visalia area in a photo journalistic fashion, studio portraits will not be offered. Parent will accompany the senior during portrait photo shoot and must sign a model release form.


$5.00/4×6 Matte
(print only*)


$5.00/Wallet prints x4
(print only*)


$6.50/5×7 Matte
(print only*)


$12.00/8×10 Matte
(print only*)


$25.00/11×14 Matte
(print only*)


$35.00/16×20
Matte (print only*)

*Shipping not included.

Additionally a cd of all edited photographs will be provided at 1/3 quality released 6 months after original portrait shoot date.

Free Engagement Session

Offer is valid for all weddings booked during 2008. Offer includes time for services rendered, necessary edits, and online proofing. Prints must be purchased separately. at the following prices. Photographs will be taken in and around the Visalia area in a photo journalistic fashion, studio portraits will not be offered.


$5.00/4×6 Matte
(print only*)


$5.00/Wallet prints x4
(print only*)


$6.50/5×7 Matte
(print only*)


$12.00/8×10 Matte
(print only*)

$25.00/11×14 Matte (print only*)


$35.00/16×20 Matte
(print only*)

*Shipping not included.


Additionally a cd of all edited photographs will be provided at full quality with wedding photographs.

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