About Me - Babak Ardalan

About Me



I'm a sports and performing arts photographer who wants to catch you doing something special, achieving a goal and in an emotional state that represents who you are. I have covered a number of Triathlon's, Marathon's, and Trail Races and working my way into soccer and golf. I am an advanced skier, have completed three Full Marathons, I golf regularly, and enjoy mountain biking and just love sports photography. The performing arts experience and specialty has come from me supporting our local high school's music programs. 


My story in photography started when I was 16 years old with a Nikormat EL 35mm film SLR. Now, 40 years later, I'm still enjoying photography and spending a lot more time behind the camera. I have now upgraded to a Nikon D750 but have recently acquired a Nikon F2S 35mm film SLR purchased by my uncle in Japan in 1973. Love going back to the basics to refine and sharpen my skills. My other gear includes a Nikon 70-200 F2.8, Nikon 24-70 F2.8, Nikon 200-500 F5.6, Nikon 85 F1.8, Nikon 24 F2.8, Nikon 50 F1.8 and host of other accessories.


While here, do checkout my main gallery, my portfolio and my open client galleries showcasing some of the work I have done recently for my clients including a major non-profit in Los Angeles, Students Run LA. Please also follow me on my Instagram portfolio that I update frequently.


I also have a day job and you can find out more about me LinkedIn.


Thank you for stopping by and have a great rest of your day.

Babak Ardalan