Zero Rest…

September 28, 2008 in Photography, Portraits, Sports

Over the last few weeks I’ve been busy with training for my new job. On top of that school is starting up again and I’m constantly overlapping my commitments by packing my schedule with class, work, ultimate, internship, shooting for the newspaper. All this extracurricular stuff is killing me right now…but its worth it.

Anyways. I don’t know how many people actually know about my blog or even visit it but I think I could do a better job of posting more often. I’ll try.

Back to the good stuff. I shot some soccer and waterpolo in the last few days.

Soccer. Same old story. Dark as a cave. ISO maxed out on my Mark IIn and on the D2Hs. Noise ninja during post processing. Longest lens is a 300mm 2.8 = only shooting the closer half of the field. While shooting 2 games in a row and sitting out on the field I also managed to slowly become soaked by the night time dew. Here are two photos I know wont be going in the paper:


Wrong sport?


Touchy-feely? Wrong sport?

Waterpolo.Thank you waterpolo! After shooting soccer again in the dark I was starting to loose hope. This was my first time shooting waterpolo and it has instantly become one of my favorite school sports to shoot. DAYLIGHT. ISO 100. Clean, sharp, noise free images. Shooting water sports also provides opportunities for unique reflections, flying water drops, and glistening skin. On top of that, the games are relatively short and the playing field is easy to get around. I’ve also been trying to shoot tighter lately. Its much harder but also very rewarding. Here are a few shots:




I recently shot some headshots for a friend from my work. I had never shot headshots before but they never looked very complicated. I’m happy with how they turned out, especially for my first time. Here is the finished product:



Soon to come…Strobes in the gym!