News – Our best and worst shoots this past month.
Ryu enjoyed shooting the Homeless World Cup and didn’t enjoy having to be at the whim of things he couldn’t control, and Matt had a nightmare music festival weekend shoot, but two great days shooting the Pirates & Giants play baseball.
While the bulk of sports photography is done with big glass, using wide angle lenses can bring a whole new perspective to your sports photography. Ryu and Matt talk about different situations where you can experiment with wide angles. A gallery of some of Matt’s wide angle sports pictures can been seen here.
In our new segment Training Ground we critique pictures from listeners who bravely ask for it in our Flickr group.
Our August 2011 competition was “Airborne”
The winner is Miguel Schincariol from São Paulo, Brazil and his steeplechase picture can be seen on the rotating image at the top of our website.
His flickr photostream is here.
Here are the links to the winning photos: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place photos.
The September themed competition is “Dirt”. Goto our BLFS flickr group page for competition rules.
Post your images to our flickr group for constructive or destructive critique here.
GAS of the month
This month, Matt’s GAS is the Ray Flash, a speedlight attachment that produces a portable ringflash look without the expense and weight of an actual ringflash.
Ryu’s GAS is the Aqua Tech Softhood, a lightweight, collapsable replacement lens hood that saves weight and space when traveling, that also has the benefit of being far cheaper than the OEM hoods it replaces.
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