Category: Photography

My Gear Loadout For Today’s NFL Playoff Game

Above: The PocketWizards are for firing two remote cameras — the 5D Mark III and one of the 1Dxs. I’ll put the Fisheye on the one closest to the player intro area, and the 14mm farther.  Very excited to be shooting with Michael Benford, Jimmy Cribb, and the Falcon’s crew again for today’s NFL Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Bringing two remote cameras for the player intros, along with a TetherTools CaseAir Wireless Tethering System to control and shoot my DSLR with my iPhone. Can’t believe I fit all of this in one Think Tank Photo bag. Glad it rolls...

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Better Looking Text on Your Instagram Photos

Here’s a little tip for a more readable, better-looking Instagram feed, and this tips works about 70% of the time (see below for more on the 70% thing). Adding Line Breaks to Your Captions This tip is for when your caption is a little long, or for when you want to separate your hashtags from the rest of your caption (of course, you can post all your hashtags as the first comment, but that’s a different tip). Anyway, it’s a little hidden how to do this on an iPhone, so that’s what I thought I’d share today. Above: Notice those two...

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When Technically Correct Doesn’t Look Good

Above: The Dewitt Wallace Periodicals Room at the New York Public Library on 5th Ave. in Manhattan, taken with a Canon 11-14mm super wide-angle lens on a Canon EOS 5Ds. Hi gang, and happy Monday. I shared the image you see above on Instagram this past weekend, and as expected, one of the photographers that follows me there wrote: “Lightroom can easily straighten the verticals with just a few clicks, hint hint.” Of course! I know that: I’ve written about it in my books, talked about it in my online classes, etc., but it was nice of him to let me know,...

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My Camera Settings for Shooting Football

Hi Gang: I get asked this question enough that I thought I’d do a quick blog post on it. Here goes: Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority F-stop: f/2.8 Note: I shoot wide open (using the lowest numbered f/stop) on whichever lens I’m using at the time, and I don’t change my f/stop the entire day. Shutter Speed: 1/1000 of a second or faster Note: For late afternoon or night games, I turn on Auto ISO and I set my MINIMUM shutter speed to 1/1000 of a second, so no matter what, I’ll also have at least 1/1000 of a second to freeze the action. ISO: Bright...

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