Articles by John Kropewnicki

Don't forget the Fans at Sporting Events

These are from 2011 Boston Marathon.Don't forget to shoot some fan shots, especially after the leaders have past you by. continue reading

Battle of the Boats

This weekend during the Head of the Charles Regatta I captured these boats hitting each other. continue reading

Shooting Protests

If you happen by a protest or rally(and you have your camera) this is an excellent chance to shoot some editorial images.Some things to keep in mind: be inconspicuous, don't shout down the speaker, or wear a TShirt with the opposite slogan. continue reading

Arlington Cemetary Washington DC

When visiting make sure after you see John F Kennedy's grave to stop by Robert F Kennedy's grave.It is a simple wooden cross painted white.The photo is quite striking against freshly mown grass.Also check out the changing of the guard.Be respectful while taking pictures. continue reading

How to get to Heartbreak Hill for the Boston Marathon

Heartbreak hill is the famous lat hill between mile 20-21 on the boston marathon.It is famous because it occurs right where the athletes get tired.There are many great editorial photo opportunities because there is a lot of straining and exertion.Also, the athletes are running slower(uphill) so you have more opportunities.To get there via subway, take the Green Line (B branch) to the end of the Boston College line.Cross the street(sunlight will be coming from the left) and walk a mile... continue reading

Catching the face

This was shot at the Boston Marathon.I really liked the determination in her face.When I started shooting I had my camera set to Raw, but the buffering took too long so I switched back to jpg.I took some test shots and made sure that the exposure and white balance were correct.I set the focus to image tracking (AI on Canon) and then I kept firing away as the athletes passed by. continue reading

Boston Marathon inspiring athlete, Richerd Whitehead

Richerd WhiteheadI was camped out near the top of heartbreak hill when another runner started to point and get the crowd cheering.Richerd Whitehead was running without legs and stopped for a moment looking like he was in agony.The crowd cheered louder and he ran on.Richerd Whitehead continue reading

Getting behind the rope lines for a u2 concert

When you have an SLR camera people often automatically treat you like you belong where ever you put yourself.If you are asked for ID, and told to leave, do just that.But for a public event you have the right to wonder around public areas.I would have been much more successful if I wasn't walking my dog at the same time. continue reading

Shooting editorial images on the Charles Regatta

The head of the charles regatta in Boston is usually in late October over two days.a great vantage point for images is around the weeks footbridge.You can stand on the bridge and shoot the rowers as the pass underneath youOr you can stand on the shore line and watch as the rowers fight for position as the course narrows to pass under the bridge.Watch were the sun is as you will need to move around.It is important for editorial images that you can identify the people.Use... continue reading

Shooting Puppies Two

This is what happens if you bring your own dog and there is "interaction". continue reading

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