Sunday, November 20, 2016

shooting sports

Shooting sports, tips from the pros.

A great article by Jin Colton posted on the National Press Photographers or NPPA web site. Number 5 and 6 are especially important.  It is not always possible to keep the background c.utter free, so I usually shoot a a wide arperture such as f5.6 or f4.  

Shooting sports, Tips from the pros

The above photo is a shot of Greg Van Avermaet won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. I took this photo of him as he headed to the start line at the Grand Prix Cycliste held in Montreal.  Shooting at a large aperture helps blur the clutter in the background,

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Photo editing programs

A list of 148 photo editing tools and apps. I personally use GIMP and my workflow contains Photo
 Mechanics, DX0 and Canon DPP.

Here is the list from Peta Pixa.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Olympus OMD E-M1

I got to try an Olympus OMD E-M1 camera with a  Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 pro  lens.  It is a wonderful compact lightweight camera compared to my Canon 1D or 7D.  This photo was shot in Olympus raw format ORF,  I added a diorama and frame effect in Olympus Viewer 3 and converted to jpeg and resized for this blog.  I was overall impressed by the ease of use of this camera and the results,  I may end up exchanging my Canon gear for Olympus after all.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

posing pitfalls

A completely free downloadable checklist that covers 5 Things that Ruin a Pose & How to Fix Them. Referring to this list has helped me avoid these common mistakes with quick and actionable ways to fix them.

Free guide

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Team Giant-Alpecin

Rider Fredrik Ludvissson of Sweden for Team Giant-Alpecin, This Dutch squad was founded in 2005. Grand Prix Cycliste Montreal 2015

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Orica Greenedge

Cort Nielson of Denmark, rider for Orica-GreenEdge. In fewer than five seasons the first ever Australian team in history of cycling has emerged as one of the most powerful on the WorldTour.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Canada post strike

Pending Canada Post strike. Needed to do photos about the possibility of a Canada Post strike. There are various possibilities, but I decided to do photos of  those infamous  community mailboxes. So I chose a remote rural location, free of people, almost looking like abandoned mailboxes.


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