The 3 Minute Workflow of a Sochi Olympic Photographer & The Gear They Use Most
Get a peek behind the scenes of the set-up required to photograph the moments athletes become olympians. It should be an event in itself.
Photographing the Traveling Circus; A NASCAR Photographers Weekend
Have you ever dreamed of specializing in some form of photography that was difficult to obtain and thought how great…
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.
New Live “Bullet Time” effect coming soon to Sporting Events near You
Who doesn’t love a good bullet time effect, whether it be like the original Matrix effect or more recent renditions like the Lightspin project. The unique perspective and ability to see a single subject form multiple angles in the same video clip is always very cool to see. The problem with the “Bullet Time” effect has always been the long post processing time needed to stitch the videos together.
What I learned from my First Experience on the Sideline of a Professional Sports Event
If you have been reading SLR Lounge at all for the last few month you would know that I am primarily a sports shooter. The majority of that sports shooting though was mainly high school and youth sporting events, all while dreaming of the opportunity to make it onto the sideline of a professional sporting event.
Using Magazines to Get Your Youth Sports Photography Noticed
One of the biggest problems to face any youth sports photographer is getting your work to be seen by the parents of the kids that you are shooting. Some photographers resort to setting up booths at games and selling prints at the booth. This is certainly a valid strategy, but for a one man show this is usually more expensive and not an option.
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.
The Strategy of Sports Shooting: Softball
Softball season is almost over where I am from, which means that the playoffs are coming around. If you have kids in Softball then you are likely going to be trying hard to get great shots of your children during the playoffs. Today I wanted to share some strategy tips for planning out your sports shoot to give you maximum coverage.
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.
Sigma 120-300 2.8 & USB Dock delayed
Today Sigma announced that there will be a delay in shipping the new 120-300 2.8 DG OS HSM and the USB Dock. This will come as a big disappointment for those of us who have been eagerly awaiting these products since they were announced at Photokina2012.
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.