Indoor Sports Photography on a Budget - The Technique

March 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
(Photo - Nikon D750 / 70 to 200 mm / f2.8 @ 70 mm 1/500th Sec / f2.8 / ISO 4000) Indoor Sports Photography on a Budget The Technique I've covered the Technique for Outdoor Sports Photography on a Budget in an earlier Blog. This particular Blog looks at differences in technique for Indoor Sports Photography. (If you've already read the techni...
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Indoor Sports Photography on a Budget - The Gear & the Settings

March 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
(Photo - Nikon D7200 / 24 to 70 mm / f2.8 @ 63 mm 1/250th Sec / f2.8 / ISO 360) Indoor Sports Photography on a Budget The Gear & the Settings Unlike outdoor sports such as football or rugby, most (all?) indoor sports - such as basketball, badminton, ultimate, 5-a-side, etc - are played on courts which are much smaller than a football or rugby...
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Outdoor Sports Photography on a Budget - The Technique

February 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
(Photo - Nikon D7200 / 300 mm / f4 1/1000th Sec / f4 / ISO 640) Outdoor Sports Photography on a Budget The Technique I've covered the Gear & Settings for Outdoor Photography on a Budget in an earlier Blog. This particular Blog looks at technique. A few simple rules can really help your sports photography. 1 - Sports Photography is really Act...
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Outdoor Sports Photography on a Budget - The Gear & the Settings

February 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
(Photo - Nikon D7200 / 70 to 200 mm / f2.8 @ 200 mm 1/320th Sec / f2.8 / ISO 5000) Outdoor Sports Photography on a Budget The Gear & the Settings As for wildlife & aviation photography, in outdoor sports photography, the long telephoto lens is King. Football pitches and rugby pitches are BIG! But, even with normal kit, not the thousands of po...
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Aviation Photography on a Budget

August 02, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
(Photo - Nikon D7000 / 18 to 200 mm / f3.5 to 5.6 @ 200 mm 1/250th Sec / f11 / ISO 100) Aviation Photography on a Budget As for wildlife photography, in aviation photography, the long telephoto lens is King. But, even with normal kit, not the thousands of pounds worth of high quality 600 mm telephotos, you can get pretty reasonable results. H...
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The Story Behind the Picture #1 - Keep Your Eye on the Game!

July 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
(Photo - Oxford v Cambridge Ultimate Frisbee Varsity Match Sunday 28th Feb 2016 Nikon D750 / 24 to 70 mm f2.8 @ 70 mm 1/500th Sec / f4 / ISO 100) The Story Behind the Picture #1 Sometimes you just need to shoot from the Hip! (Or, always, always, always keep your eye on the game!) I wasn't even looking through the viewfinder when I took t...
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Scout's Honour. Be Prepared!

July 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
(Photo - Somme 100th Anniversary 'Remembering' Nikon D7000 / 70 to 200 mm f2.8 @ 200 mm 1/200th Sec / f2.8 / ISO 200) Scout's Honour - Be Prepared OK. I confess. I wasn't in the Scouts. But, at least in terms of photography, I like to 'Be Prepared'. This does not mean taking mountains of gear with me everywhere I go. But it does mean - typic...
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Review the Reviewer!

July 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Review the Reviewer! There is, as you might expect, a mountain of online advice, guidance, hints, tips, reviews, etc on every possible aspect of photography. I have my own favourites and I will cover them in a later post, but today, I just need to point out a flaw with all that online advice. All that advice is written by a human being with t...
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You are an Artist - Not a Technician

July 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Rathlin Island, Co Antrim (Nikon D750 / 24 to 70 mm f2.8 @ 34 mm - 1/200th Sec / f5.6 / ISO 100) You are an Artist - Not a Technician Photography is one of those activities where you can get lost in the technical detail. The specifications of the latest cameras & lenses. The parameters of 'that shot'. What shutter speed? What aperture? What...
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My Type of Photography - Concert & Theatre

June 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Band Master at Work (Nikon D7000 / 18 to 200 mm f3.5 to 5.6 - 170 mm / 1/15th / f5.6 / ISO 800) My Type of Photography - Concert & Theatre By far the most difficult technical conditions I shoot in is concert & theatre photography. (By difficult here I do not in any way compare this to nature & wildlife photographers who may spend hours, d...
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The Most Important Photos You'll Ever Take

June 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Family Portrait (Nikon D7000 / 16 to 85 mm f3.5 to 5.6 - 52 mm / 1/30th / f6.3 / ISO 200) The Most Important Photos You'll Ever Take We generally start our photographic journey taking pictures of people. Our family. Our friends. At Christmas. On holiday. At a special dinner. At a party. Then as we get more adventurous we start to take p...
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Getting Serious - #6 - I'm a Lazy Zoomer

June 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Malta Sunset (Nikon D7000 / 18 to 200 mm f3.5 to 5.6 - 200 mm / 1/250th / f5.6 / ISO 250) Getting Serious - # 6 - I'm a Lazy Zoomer Many use the mantra - zoom lens convenience v prime lens quality. Zoom lenses are everywhere. Pretty much all consumer 'point & shoots' & all Bridge Cameras. Even Compact System Cameras & Digital SLRs are t...
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Getting Started - #6 - Showing Your Sensitive Side

June 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
London by Night - Looking towards St Paul's Cathedral from the South Bank, London (Canon PowerShot S120 26 mm (in 35 mm full frame equivalent) / 1/20th / f1.8 / ISO 1600 with good use of a wall to lean against!) Getting Started - # 6 - Showing Your Sensitive Side We've looked at shutter speed (anything less than 1/100th of a second and b...
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Getting Serious - #5 - Do a Background Check!

June 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
(Tech details - Nikon D750 & 300mm f4 - 1/500th / f4 / ISO 4000) Getting Serious - #5 - Do a Background Check! It took me a look time to realise that the background in a portrait photograph can make it or break it. We have all done the 'lamp post out of the head' mistake. But before we take the portrait / family group we should look at t...
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Getting Started - #5 - Aperture - The Hole in Your Camera's Eye

May 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Branch with Lichen, Cambridgeshire (Nikon D7000 / 50 mm f1.8 - 1/320th / f2.8 / ISO 160) Getting Started - #5 - Aperture - The Hole in Your Camera's Eye If the camera's shutter is a bit like your eyelid - it opens & closes allowing light to enter the camera. Then the aperture of your camera lens is like the pupil of your eye. And like your...
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