On Assingment: Walker Cup Football Match

making progress with remote shooting for football. there are still a few things that are odd for me though..

first is the exposure. its kinda tricky setting the exposure because well the lighting isn’t and can’t be constant AS its not indoor, the sun was in and out of the clouds etc.., shooting at night with the stadium lights would probably work out better because the light at that 1 remote camera spot will be constant all 90 minutes of that football game…

The gorilla pod and the giottos mini bullhead was a good idea. lives up to its theoretical and now practical promise. good support with flexible usage and position. The D2h is a tad heavy for it imo but it works and stood up for both 90 minutes and overtime for the matches. “was a looooong day”.

my limitations thus far though.. I need something wider than the 18mm that i got. I’ve got a 17mm but its still not that big a difference. I’m thinking Fish eye wide. maybe 10mm. There’s a Rokinon MF that I’m eyeing. its at about USD$300 if not that maybe one of the ultra wide angles from Tokina, Preferably something for FX as I hope to be transitioning from DX soon.

Must say the one thing that i know for sure about sports photography its hellla expensive!! I have yet to get my own super Telephoto and thats gonna run me about USD$3000 and up for an entry level minimum to shoot for results that I want. I’ve got access to the Nikon 300mm f/2.8 but sadly not all the time. Its a beautiful lens to use, most of the images in my portfolio are when I’m using that piece of glass, I just really need to acquire my own to ensure that everything I do with regards to sports can have the same output quality and consistency.. #consistency is very important. Maybe i should put the Dreams of FX on hold and focus on the optics first.

Author: Taylor

Award winning photojournalist specializing in lifestyle oriented assignments but not limited to that field. My other area of interest is sports and environmental portraiture I've photographed many fashion editorials for the Jamaica Gleaner's Flair Magazine among other photojournalism assignments for the gleaners daily publications ranging from sports, special features, food, lifestyle and Hard News. My inspirations come from photographers such as Joe McNally, Chase Jarvis, David Hobby, Annie Leibovitz, Jerry Ghionis, Joe Buissink among others. The long and short of it all though is I love taking photos and Making things look beautiful..

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