Shooting The Wallabies v France Test Rugby Match

Michael Hooper of the Wallabies is tackled during the rugby international test match between the Australia Wallabies and France

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.

Spotlight on Speed Media’s photographer Dave Hewison

PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18: Niki Tuuli of Finland on the MV Agusta Reparto Corse MV Agusta F3 800 RR during The 2022 FIM World Superbike Championship Supersport Free Practice 2 at The Phillip Island Circuit on November 18, 2022 in Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo by Dave Hewison/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire)

Speed Media published a short bio on me on their website last week. I decided to republish it on my blog, but you can find the original post here.

As a kid, I was obsessed with photography and after much groveling I talked my dad into buying me my first SLR camera which was a Yashica FX-3. With that camera, I joined my schools AV club where I learnt to shoot, process film, make prints and that was basically my life until riding motorcycles took over.

Who’s Missing Sport?

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26: Topless Cricket fans pose for a photo during the Boxing Day Test Match between Australia and South Africa at The Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 26, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dave Hewison/Speed 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.

Why I Prefer Back Button Focus

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.