httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVjPWwr47yo http://www.silberstudios.tv/ "Welcome to a new episode of the Marc Silber Show - Advancing Your Photography! We're in San Francisco with our guest John Freeman Todd, a professional sports photographer for over 21 years. He shares a few sports photography tips that can help amateurs start taking better photos. John specializes in soccer photography, and as the →
What is "Fast Glass" and why do I need it? - Bob Hubbard Read enough discussions about photography and you'll eventually hear the term "Fast Glass". But what is it? Read the list of numbers on your lens and you'll see something like F4-5.6. To many beginner photographers, this is confusing. What does the F4-5.6 mean? This is a rating indicating how →
Every take a picture and right behind your subject is a hard black shadow? In the image to the right, compare the shadow behind the subjects head to the one by his shoulders. This is an example of close up, close to walls shots, causing hard shadow contrast. Professionals deal with that by using off-camera flash and use →
Most people when they start doing martial art or any sport photography, start shooting a subject they are familiar with. You've done some classes, you've been on the floor a bit, so you kinda know where that kick should go, how that swing will transition, and just where the 'snap' is in that punch. Switching to covering an →
When Shooting, look for the colorful personalities, the goof balls, the hams if you will. They will often play to the camera creating some interesting and often comical moments that you'll want to capture. In the shot at right, the subject was helping me do some white balance checking and for a laugh grabbed the shorts in question. When you →
When framing your shot, pay attention to what else is in there. Look for distracting clutter in the back ground, as well as "weird growths". These are those things that look like they are growing out of your subjects head. Can you move those items out of the way, or change your position to move them to the side? Horns →
When composing your shot, don't be afraid to turn your camera on it's side. An amateur move is to shoot while always holding the camera the same way, then cropping in. When you do that you waste alot of usable image space. Turn your camera, get in close and get the shot right when you take it, not later in →
Not quite Martial Arts, but many ideas also apply. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p7M588M9Qs "Mark Wallace talks to Gene Lower, the official photographer of the Arizona Cardinals. Gene shares some of his tips for shooting sports."