Preventing Heat Waves From Ruining Your Photos

Preventing Heat Waves From Ruining Your Photos

Have you ever shot football, soccer, rugby, etc. outside?  It’s not too tough to do and I am sure you remembered to get as low as possible in order to make the athletes look larger than life.  Then, you get back and import your photos for post processing and...
Can the Sony a6000 Handle Sports Photography?

Can the Sony a6000 Handle Sports Photography?

The Sony α6000, at the time of this writing is about 4.5 years old.  Why would I test a camera that is considered old by today’s standards? There are aspiring sports photographers who have a basic camera/lens setup that is adequate for taking photos but are...
7 Tips for Photographing Indoor Swimming

7 Tips for Photographing Indoor Swimming

Swim meets are something I wished I could shoot more.  They are a beehive of activity, often times crowded and you have to pay attention.  You could easily take a wrong step and end up in the pool with your equipment in tow.  The last meet I shot not only had water...
Photographing Softball From Behind Home Plate

Photographing Softball From Behind Home Plate

Here are a few thoughts I have about shooting from behind home plate.  These work for both softball and baseball. When shooting from behind home plate, which has a fence that protects us common folk from injury, you place the end of your lens as close to the fence as...
Lens Hoods – Two Reasons You Need One

Lens Hoods – Two Reasons You Need One

When you purchased a lens, it probably came with a lens hood.  If it didn’t, it is a good idea to get one that is made for your lens.  They come in many shapes and sizes such as Petal, used for prime lenses, and Cylindrical, used mostly with telephoto lenses....