Following major announcement after announcement over the past fortnight, the 2021 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, is going to be a massive season next year.
So what does a city under curfew look like? Well if you’re not a working photographer, I wouldn’t suggest wandering into the CBD to find out. I was stopped by police 4 times in a three hour period. I had to show ID my work permit and all was fine but if I didn’t have my permit, I would have been fined $1,600 each time.
In today’s blog post I wanted to talk about something entirely unrelated to sport or photography. I’m currently half way through writing a blog about the best data backup strategy for photographers, or really anyone with critical data, but lets be honest, it’s a dry subject and not all that interesting. So I’ve put a pause on that one for now because I think there’s a special group of people that deserve our gratitude.
Back button focus essentially gives you the best of both single and continuous AF modes, at virtually the same time. All you need to do is have your camera constantly set in continuous AF mode. Simply press and release the back focus button to focus on a still subject (and recompose as desired) or press and hold to track movement, releasing only if your subject stops moving.
I’ve been shooting sports for a while now and one of the greatest challenges, especially when you first start out, is gear. I’m not saying gear makes the photographer, because it doesn’t, not by a long shot (pun intended), but lens reach is everything in sports and with long lenses come’s large dollars. Physics is still a thing and for some sports, such as Cricket, you must have a long lens, there’s just no way around it.
We all have a certain style that sets us apart from other photographers, although I’m still finding mine, there is a wide gap between sport and weddings. So, with that in mind, I wanted to come up with something that would look and feel airy, as wedding photos should, but also have a unique aesthetic that would set them apart a little.
A controversial question for sure and to be honest, somewhat redundant.
Let’s just clarify one thing from the outset. For digital photography, UV filters make no difference to image quality, in fact it will degrade your image quality very slightly. They will however, help if you’re the retro type and use film. I’m one of those guys, it’s so much fun – get into it if you can!
Lets be honest, it wasn’t an overly hot summer, at least in Melbourne anyway. Although I remember thinking it was bloody hot at the F1, I think that was more do to the fact that I kept on missing the photographers bus, forcing me to walk most of the weekend with all my gear and the media centre not being airconditioned. Well, they had air conditioning and it was making noise for sure… probably pretending, you know, like that guy that walks around the office all day with a blank piece of paper in their hand or better yet, a clip board. They don’t do anything but man, do they look busy!
Well, this is my first blog entry. Something I never thought I’d ever do because my writing skills are about as good as my diplomacy skills so it’s not something I usually like to do, unless I have to. Bear with me as it’s likely to be a tedious read! I’ll try to improve – I promise!