After reading Ryu’s post last week I was surprised to learn that Ryu uses Tv (shutter priority) mode most of the time for sports because I don’t. I use Manual mode about 80%, Aperture priority mode 15% and Shutter priority mode 5%. Here’s why: I usually shoot all my action images at f2.8 (or f2.0 […]Read more "Syd: Everyone is different – or Shooting sports with Aperture priority mode"
When I look at photographs from mums and dads taking photos of their children or their children’s sports teams they generally look the same. They often look like this: Typically, one of the kids in the photo is theirs, but often it’s not even the one with the ball. You can hear the conversation now […]Read more "Syd: Getting rid of clutter"
This post is about the AF-ON button or back button focus. If you already use this technique – go and make yourself a martini! Before computers enabled auto-focus systems in cameras, the photographer had to manually focus their lenses and the process of taking a picture involved four steps: set the exposure, focus, compose and […]Read more "Syd: Use a different button to focus"
Listen and download links here: – Subscribe and listen via iTunes – Get RSS feed – Get MP3 (Click to listen or right click to save it to your computer) News – Our best and worst shoots this past month. Ryu loved shooting José Mourinho and didn’t like Euro league final, whilst Syd had a quiet month and […]Read more "Podcast: EP4 – Workflow"
One of the first surprises a sports photographer discovers is that a sports photograph is more than just capturing the shot. It’s the fact that all editorial sports photographers (ones that take photos for newspapers, wire services and image web sits) need to write captions for every photograph they submit. So, this blog post is […]Read more "Syd: Write words to make better pictures"