As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself.To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is, go to this video before reading on.There are more examples of sports shots gone wrong at the end of this post. For now though, concentrate on getting the money shot without causing problems for yourself (lawsuits?) and others.TEAM SPORTS1. Note of caution: if a... continue reading
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The world prepares to visit China in great numbers for the 2008 Olympics. Many visitors may be surprised at the extent of China’s expansion. According to Businessweek, “China will soon be home to the world's largest airport, the world's first fully sustainable city, and the world's highest outdoor observation deck, to name just a few of its innovative architectural feats”.Interest in this booming economic marvel will extend long after the Olympic torch is extinguished as will demand for... continue reading
The idea that we need to focus our lenses on people with disabilities and special needs came to me while reading Daryl’s Lang’s (PDNPulse) post last week. He mentioned a new book by the well-known portrait, celebrity and ad photographer, Richard Corman. Corman hasphotographed the Special Olympics since 1991. In his book, I Am Proud: The Athletes of Special Olympics, Corman has captured the athlete’s joy and successes. While Corman is famous for his photography of professional athletics, celebrities... continue reading
Whistler is a Canadian resort town in western Canada, approximately 125 km north of Vancouver.Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards in 1990’s. Before the tourist has arrived this land has been inhabited by the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations.The first non-indigenous visitors to the Whistler Valley were California gold rush veterans that came here to explore better coastal access route to the booming B.C. gold mines. In the late 1920s and 1930 several... continue reading
With the Olympic Torch Relay underway for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games there will be thousands of photo opportunities. If you are on the route, here's how to plan your best shot.1. Try to pick an early morning or late afternoon time when there will be a good contrast between the flame and the rest of the scene. In the photos here, I took the pictures of the 2010 Canadian Olympic Torch Relay just at dusk on the first day of the relay in Victoria, British Columbia.2. Try for a fast shutter... continue reading
Summer Olympic games 2012 in LondonBritain is living the Olympic dream and sporting "madness" is just about to start. Finger crossed for fantastic results, whatever team, country or athlete you support :)Lots of opportunities for photographers to cover this event.Looking for last minute Olympic pictures?Collection here: LONDON OLYMPICS 2012 continue reading
After one of the worst summers in the UK for 20 years, getting stressed out at work in the office.I was glad to be able to get away on holiday for a couple of weeks to the Greek Island of Zante with my family.The weather was fantastic, clear blue skies (the odd white cloud to break up the monotomy) plenty of sea, sun, sand and stifado. It was great just to wander along the beach (with camera at the ready) watching the world go by. Catching the odd photo now and again.As my daughter is studying... continue reading
The Olympics are starting tomorrow in Vancouver (and Whistler Mountain), good luck to all the athletes and may everyone achieve personal bests - whatever their country or sport.Given the RF stock unfriendly nature of the logo filled event, I'm sure we'll be seeing many editorial photos from the events that will hopefully attract some buyers...I've had a collection going for some time now with 2010 Olympics and Canadian images that you can find here...Here are some of my favorites:... continue reading
After spending some time in Beijing and shooting several Olympic events I have to give some praise to China for how well they handled the masses. Specifically freelance photographers with no press credentials were treated quite well.The volunteer staff was very friendly and helpful. Despite all the security checks, I never felt like livestock being herded around like I so often do in western airports and high security events.There were very few restrictions on cameras and I was even able to get... continue reading
Waited 2 whole weeks to get these images approved .. and here goes the 2008 Beijing Olympic Game. Love the energy and the heat in the game and hence created these drawings.. but i think they came a bit late...One World, One Dream continue reading
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