CLICK ON PICTURE FOR GALLERY: Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw reacts as teammate Logan Forsythe (not pictured) scores on a single Enrique Hernandez (not pictured) against the Houston Astros in the tenth inning of game two of a World Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 in Los Angeles. Houston Astros won 7-6 in 11 innings. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
"The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it." - Ty Cobb
What reinforces the content of a photograph is the sense of rhythm – the relationship between shapes and values. - Henri Cartier-Bresson
Like the people you shoot and let them know it. - Robert Capa
If you call yourself an artist, you won't get anything published. Call yourself a photojournalist, and then you can do whatever you want. - Robert Capa I may juggle the composition, as the strength of a picture is in the composition. Or I may play with the light. But I never interfere with the subject. The subject has to fall into place on its own and, if I don't like it, I don't have to print it. - George Rodger
The craftsman, who wishes to do his work well, must first sharpen his tools. - Confucius
Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager (5) dives back to first ahead of the tag of Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel (10) in the 3rd inning of game seven of a World Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
Nicholas Mattsson performs in the snowboard competition round one during the Shaun White's Air + Style: Los Angeles. A two-day action sports competition and concert features 18 top bands on 3 stages and 32 of the world's best snowboarders and freeskiers competing on a 16-story jump at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Saturday, February 21, 2015.
2017 World Series
Los Angeles Dodgers' scout Mike Brito wearing his three world series rings and scout of the year ring during a workout prior to the upcoming World Series on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
Charter Oak Football
Charter Oak's Nathen Aceves prepares in the locker room prior to a CIF-SS prep playoff semifinal football game against Rancho Verde at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Rancho Verde won 41-22. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
Keith Birmingham is a Los Angeles-based photographer specializing in sports, editorial and portrait photography. He has been a staff photographer for 24 years with the Pasadena Star-News part of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.