In this vlog I show you the behind the scenes of photographing the Women's Football National League in Ireland, in this case specifically, Cork City FC vs Galway WFC at Bishopstown stadium in Cork.Read More
Thank you to Cork City FC Women and Shelbourne FC for allowing me to use some video of last week's game to showcase my photos while providing context. It's a pleasure to help promote the Women's National League.
Here's my first attempt at vlogging, hope you like it!
PS - You can find the photos from the match here.
Most kit lenses open from f/3.5 to f/5.6, and in low light that's just not wide enough to freeze the action without bumping up the ISO too much. This is where the nifty-fifty, the plastic fantastic, the ever so popular Canon's 50mm f/1.8 lens comes in - surely one of the first lens every photographer purchases after the kit lens.Read More
If you have ever heard the term holy trinity of lenses, which is a way of saying you need 3 lenses to cover as much range as possible - a wide angle, a standard zoom, and medium telephoto lens, the 70-200mm focal range is definitely one of them. Even in sports photography, while you might drop of one those in order to have a 400/500/600mm prime, the 70-200 will still be in that line-up 99% of time.Read More
If you live in a country where it rains a lot, like Ireland where I am, or if it's currently winter time when you're watching this video, you might have found yourself in a situation where you need some protection for your camera and lens.
Now, I've had my share of experiences with supposed weather sealing and/or waterproof pieces of technology not holding up, so I'm extra careful these days.
If you also shoot often at the beach where sand will easily fly and hit your camera, or dusty areas, then a protective sleeve will also be useful.
It's crazy how expensive a professional sleeve can cost, many, more expensive than some lenses. The ones I use are cheap, but seem to do the job. They're called Op Tech Rainsleeves and they come in 4 different sizes, you can find the links in the description below. By the way, the video above is not a sponsored video.
Op Tech Rainsleeve
Small 8 inch:
Flash, 14 inch:
Original 18 inch:
Mega, 25 inch:
Believe it or not I much rather be behind the camera than in front of it. Well, today I tried something new and uploaded my first YouTube video where I actually appear. Cringe away, while I talk about making a DYI remote camera tripod using gaffers tape and 2 AAA batteries.
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If you want to take your sports photography to the next level, especially if you shoot any sport where having a second camera remotely can add a lot to what you can cover in a game, like football (soccer) or basketball, then you'll need a wireless remote shutter release.Read More