All posts tagged: flash

Photographing a Cycling Event – My Way

Most of you know that for the last three days I have been photographing the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic.  It has been fun, but also very tiring, especially yesterday when it was so hot.  Thankfully it wasn’t today, with the temperature expected to reach 41C (105.8F).  The photos I am going to use were mostly taken yesterday at Williamstown. One of the type of shots that you want to get is the cyclists coming or going around corners.  I have shown you lots of them over the past few days.  They can be hard to get and you have to have nerve to get them.  Sitting on a corner while cyclists go past can be scary.  They get close.  Most accidents happen on corners, so you may be putting your life in danger as well, so you need to be very careful.  You also need to be careful that you don’t go out too far and cause an accident, it could be an expense experience for you.  I have public liability insurance in case something like …

Getting More Air

Day 22 – Some BMX Racing Photos

So, if you have been reading my blog, then you know that I have been to Shepparton for the State Open Titles for BMX.  It was a great day.  The skies were very overcast in the morning and slowly during the morning they cleared and we got some very blue skies.  Perfect weather for taking photos. You can see what the sky was like from this one.  This photo is of the AA boys, they were crazy, and so much fun to photograph.  They were the only ones that did the really big jumps.  Would have been great to have got a lot more of them.  These sort of shots remind me of the movie “ET”. I tried to get more shots this time than I did at Knox with more riders in the air.  This is half the race going over the jumps here. This the second last straight before the finish, they just seem to bounce up and down all the way along.  Quite amazing to watch. And more boys getting air, I …

When You Aren’t Prepared

This isn’t a good photo.  Not by far.  It is the type of photo you get when you aren’t prepared. I loved the window frame and the view behind it, but with no tripod, I was limited with how I could take the photo.  I also should have used the flash and bounced some light around inside the house.  I should have also put some more lights on inside to help with the light. It is easy to look at a photo and know that it isn’t good and that it needs something.  Sometimes you have to photograph something a few times before you truly work out what is missing and what you need to do to it. I am hoping I get a chance to go back sometime and do this again.  Perhaps try taking the same image several times at different times of the day.  Maybe put something on the table.  If I get another chance, I will put some photos here.