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Comparing the Nikon 300mm 2.8G VRII with the Nikon 300mm F4
I had the opportunity to shoot with the beastly Nikkor 300mm 2.8G VRII lens this week. The local camera shop, Focalpoint Photography, has started a rental service and I was able to get the lens at a great dray rate of only $30. The reason I needed the 300 2.8 was that I was going to a night game for the Portland Thorns, and I was pretty sure that the 300 F4 I own was not going to cut it.
Use Foreground Objects to Add Interest to Your Sports Images
One of the biggest problems when shooting sports is that it can get to be very repetitive. After a few games into each season all of your shots can start to look the same.
An Interview with Sports Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer
I had the pleasure recently to interview Craig Mitchelldyer, he is a professional photographer in Portland, Oregon specializing in sports, corporate people and weddings. Craig is a great sports photographer and since that is a big area of interest for me I focused the majority of the questions around that.
How to Take Your Baseball and Softball Photos to the Next Level
Since its baseball and softball season I wanted to share this great article about shooting both sports, the similarities of the two as well as the differences.
Freezing Motion with High Shutter Speed
Aperture is usually the control that people use creatively, while the shutter speed is the workhorse of the two. But in reality, you can use shutter speed to freeze and convey motion. For this first part on shutter speed, we will be focusing on how to improve your fast shutter speed technique to freeze motion.
I Just Bought a New DSLR Camera, Now What? A Basic Primer on Automated Camera Modes
You have just bought a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera) or advanced point and shoot camera with DSLR capabilities, now what? You might be asking yourself, “How can I start learning how to take professional quality photographs?” The goal of the SLR Lounge Shooting Guide is to teach you the techniques and insights that will make you a better photographer. For now, let’s focus on understanding some of the basic automated camera modes to help you start using your camera right away!
Creating a Unique Photography Style with Joel Grimes
One of the great achievements that a photographer can attain in his or her career is to have people immediately…