Dakota State’s Final Home Game – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

Caught the first half of the DSU football game this afternoon before heading home to work on the van.

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Taylor and Friends – DSU Volleyball – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

Check out a few images of Taylor and her teammates below.

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DSU Homecoming Football Game – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

The Trojans fell short against the Bulldogs during the DSU Homecoming Football Game on Saturday. Check out a few images from the tailgate festivities until the end of the game.

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Dakota State University Trojan Days Parade – 2013 Edition

Check out images from the yesterday’s Trojan Day Parade. If you look close you can find Rachel.

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DSU Volleyball Action – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

I stopped by the DSU Fieldhouse of my way home from a session and caught a little VB action before heading back to the studio.

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Dakota State Trojan Volleyball – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

Good Luck to the ladies of the DSU volleyball team.

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DSU Volleyball 2013 Edition – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

We were at the DSU Fieldhouse for pictures of the DSU Volleyball Team. Rutland’s Taylor Stratton will be playing for Amy Veenhof this season.

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DSU vs Dordt Women’s Basketball – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

The DSU Lady Trojans came up short at the end of the game against Dordt. Here are a few images from tonight’s game.

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DSU vs Dordt Men’s Basketball – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

Check out images from tonight’s game against Dordt.

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DSU Women’s Basketball – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

I had to wait for the Lewis Pharmacy tonight so I went up and took in a little Lady Trojan basketball action. Check out a few images below.

DSU Trojans vs Valley City State Vikings – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

The Trojans fell short against the Vikings on Saturday at Trojan Field. Here are a few images from the game.

DSU Trojan Football Season Opener – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

The Dakota State Trojans opened their season against Peru State on Saturday afternoon. Here are a few images from the game.

Coach Josh Anderson looks forward to another year of Dakota State Trojan Football

We were at Trojan Field this afternoon to photograph the DSU Trojan Football team.

DSU Softball – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

Coach Ken Prorok brings his Lady Trojans Softball Team to the studio every Spring for cool sports pictures.

DSU Men Win 2012 State Farm A.I.I. National Qualifying Tournament

Check out many images from Dakota State’s victory over Jamestown on Sunday night.

Dakota State Trojans vs Briar Cliff – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

Dakota State’s football season is over until next Fall. The Trojans had a tough year. Here are a few images from their game against Briar Cliff a few weeks ago.

DSU Homecoming Football Game – Madison SD Sports Photography

Check out these images from DSU’s Homecoming football game.

Dakota State University Volleyball – Madison SD Sports Photography

The DSU Volleyball team pulled out a win on Saturday afternoon before the football game.

Doane College vs Dakota State University Football – Madison SOuth Dakota SPorts Photography

The Doane College Tigers took on the Dakota State University Trojans in football action this afternoon. Here are a few images from the game.

Alex – Dakota State University Football

Rutland grad Alex stopped by to visit while we were photographing MHS football at Trojan Field earlier this week.

Christina and Dayna: Dakota State University Graduates

Dayna and Christina are walking across the platform tomorrow at the DSU Fieldhouse. We’ve gotten to know both girls through the Community Center. Dayna works the front desk, always welcoming us with a smile. You may have seen her on the DSU Lady T’s Basketball team a few years ago. Christina has been our personal trainer for quite a while now. She loves circuit training. We wish them well in their new adventures.

Here are a few images from their cap and gown session earlier this week.

Dakota State Softball: Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

We had great lighting for Softball action pictures on Monday evening as Dakota State took on Black Hills State in a doubleheader. Check out the images from the games. Many of these images were taken through the chain link fence.

DSU Baseball: Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

It hasn’t been the best weather for Spring baseball. Here are a few images from Monday night’s Dakota State game.

Dakota State University Trojans Softball: Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

DSU Coach Ken Prorok loves the look of his team pictures. Yes, we do it the hard way.

DSU Men’s Basketball 02.04.11 – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

Last night the MHS Bulldog Basketball game ended early enough for me to catch the second half of the DSU men’s game. Here are a few images for you to enjoy.

The Big Picture: DSU Basketball vs Mayville State – Madison SD Sports Photography

I spent a little too much time at the DSU vs Mayville State game on Wednesday night, but all is forgiven. Sometimes when you get into the zone of taking pictures, time passes more quickly than you realize.

Here are a few images from the game. A few technical notes: I shoot sports available light 95% of the time. I don’t like to have to mess with strobes or funky shadows. That takes extra time I don’t have. I believe in going in as tight as possible. Facial expressions make or break an image. My perfect shot means eyes open, great expression and ball at the end of the fingertips with the player’s face tack sharp and the ball a little blurry from motion.

Our new trainer, Christina

Christina takes over duties from Lisa who enjoyed two years as our personal trainer at the Community Center in Madison. I’ve always found that it helps to have a trainer to push you farther than you would push yourself. They know all of the tricks to maximize your results. You too can workout with Christina during “Total Training” class at 12:15 in the aerobics room of the Community Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Christina is just one of the many trainers available to help you with your workout program at the Community Center. If you are interested in getting faster and stronger, talk to Jason Crisp upstairs in the weight room. He can find someone on his staff to help you reach your goals.

We’ve been serious about the programs at the Community Center for more than three years now. All it takes to get started is commitment and then dedication until exercise and wellness becomes a part of your lifestyle. There is no need to be embarrassed about your current shape. We all have to start from somewhere. In a matter of months, your body will change and adapt to your new lifestyle. Not only will you feel better, you’ll look better too. Hope to see you up there.

Dakota State University Men’s Basketball – Madison SD Sports Photography

It was “Nerd Night” as DSU men and women took on the Hardrockers from SD School of Mines on Friday night at the DSU Fieldhouse. Here are a dew images from the men’s game.

Dakota State University Women’s Basketball – Madison South Dakota Sports Photography

Here are a few from the Lady T’s game with SD School of Mines on Friday night at the DSU Fieldhouse. Everything captured available light.

We were published in South Dakota Magazine

I was reading the South Dakota Magazine that came in the mail and came upon a picture of our trainer Lisa in a DSU football jersey. The picture looked familiar and it should. We looked through the archives and sure enough, we found it. So how did a Black Studios image make it into the South Dakota Magazine without our knowledge?

We support DSU athletics by supplying images to the University of action shots. The image of Lisa was taken at Homecoming a year ago from last Fall. The picture made its way through the channels and into the magazine. It’s quite cool to see your image in print. Even though we’ve had hundreds of images published in newspapers and magazines (even one in Sports Illustrated), it still is a great feeling.