Hi everyone, we have great news. Ryu and I are really excited to have a US-based sports photographer Matt Cohen join our team at Big Lens Fast Shutter. You would have heard Matt on Podcast 6 talking about lots of US-based sports. We’ve now got 3 geographies covered: Europe, North America and the Pacific. Since […]Read more "Syd: Introducing – Matt Cohen"
In my last post, I talked about my strategy for keeping stuff safe on the road. In this post, I’ll write about other things I find useful to have when traveling: – Getting mobile Internet access in foreign countries – What’s in my bag Mobile Internet When you’re used to using smart phones with apps […]Read more "Syd: Mobile Internet in foreign countries and what’s in my travel bag"
As you may know I’m traveling with my family this month and will be on the road for a few more months. So I’m looking after 4 x Macbooks, 3 x DSLRs, 3 x pocket HD cams, 1 x iPad, 1 x Kindle. This blog post outlines my approach to physical security, and backup and […]Read more "Syd: Keeping tech safe on the road"
I reckon more than half of the questions about sports photography is about focusing. “How do I get the action in focus?” is the catch cry of all sports photographers. Well, here’s some good news. Both Nikon and Canon have features in the software that comes with the camera that can help you review your […]Read more "Syd: Checking your focus point"
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"