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5 Outdoor Sports Photography Tips for Dads

Your child is now old enough to start playing sports.  Like any proud parent you run out to the nearest big box store and pick up the latest camera kit.  The one with the latest camera body and a couple of lenses.  You arrive at the first game with your new camera, now what? That was me about 10 years …

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How to Photograph Crossfit Competitions

I am a Los Angeles based photographer who works on mostly lifestyle shoots around the city. I discovered the world of Crossfit about four years ago after getting completely bored with my normal gym routine and have been doing Crossfit ever since. Over the past couple of years I started shooting local Crossfit competitions for fun and then realized that …

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Volume Green Screen For Team and Individual Photography

When shooting a lot of Team and Individual for youth sports it’s bound to happen – an organization will book you and the facilities just don’t have a good background for the pictures.  Typically this is a school gym that has dirty walls or torn pads.  It can also be a clubhouse/office space that looks nothing like the sport you …

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4 Tips for Shooting Sports in the Rain

Fall is here and the weather is changing. Gone are the days of bright and harsh sunlight and now for the cloudy and gloomier days.  The clouds we like as a sports photographer because the bright summer sunlight can be harsh and cause shadows on faces.  I heard one photographer once say “clouds are natures softbox.”  I always liked that …

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The Ultimate Guide to Photographing Night Sports

Anyone who has ever tried their hand at Photography  for a night High School football game or any indoor sporting event in the past knows that the challenges presented are many. Night Sports Photography (Or low light Indoor Sports Photography) can be and is very challenging. The light is not what we would consider “good light.” When low lighting situations …

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Hands On with the Nikon D500: Best crop sensor camera ever?

Yes, the Nikon D500 has been out for a few months now but I am not an early adopter so I am a little slower to get my hands on new technology.  My main camera is the D7100 and it is ready to become my backup body as I look to upgrade.  I have been hearing how great the D500 …

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7 Tips For Rodeo Photography

Rodeo photography is one of those genres that allows a photographer to capture sights that will transport the viewer back in time. In this article, I will toss out some tips that will help you have a decent foundation to shoot rodeo. Rodeo was formed out of the dust of ranches throughout North America. It allowed the working cowboy and …