After shooting the A-League Grand Final a couple of weeks ago, along with the endless lockdown in Melbourne I had expected some time off for a little while.
NRL is pretty much being played interstate, Formula 1 and the MotoGP has been cancelled thanks to the greatness of our inept politicians determined to make the cure for COVID worse than the disease.
I got back on the water to shoot yacht racing again!
A couple of years ago I covered the Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race and the Winter Series for the amazing team over at the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria where together we won the Sports Promotion Award from Australian Sailing for Best Social Media.
I sure am.
It’s been a surreal time these last few months in Australia, not to mention the rest of the world where in many places the virus has hit much harder and lockdowns more severe. My heart goes out to all those affected.
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.
For the first time ever, I have the honour of covering 3 of the most prestigious yacht races on the Australian Ocean racing Calendar
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!