Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saskatoon Blades, Oct 23/10

Hello all,

So last night I was given the opportunity to take photos of the Saskatoon Blades hockey team for fun (they are Saskatoon's WHL team) so I agreed because Ive never really shot sports before and wanted to see what all the hype was all about. They played the Medicine Hat Tigers and won with a score of 4-1.

It turns out sports photography is HARD! I never really thought about it before, but hockey photography is not easy. Im used to things staying relatively still and not moving too fast, this was a whole other realm. Ive never really pushed my camera to the capabilities of its focusing speed and tracking, but I did last night.

I was shooting with my Nikon D700 and a Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VR II. The combo worked great! Although I do wish I had the pro battery in my camera to get the 8 frames per second, that would've been handy. The light wasnt that great so I was shooting at ISO 4000 and wide open. It was getting me about 1/1600 shutter speed which seemed to be fast enough. The 70-200 was a little short to get the far end of the rink but when they were past half on my side it was perfect.

Never the less I got out there, shot, and I think got some decent shots. I will let you be the judge. Either way I had fun shooting and learned quite a bit in that one game.

Shout out to Steve Hiscock and Derek Mortensen for getting me into the game and letting me shoot, it was fun.

Blades forward, Lukas Sutter, gets into it with Kale Kessy from the Tigers

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ashley + Trevor: A Saskatoon Engagement

Hello all,

I know I know, I haven't posted for awhile but Im back and have some photos from an engagement shoot I did (I know, I didn't even procrastinate in getting this blog post out!).

I had the pleasure of taking Ashley and Trevor's engagement photos this afternoon. These two are fantastic! They were extremely comfortable in front of the camera and made my job easy! I didn't have to give them any direction really, they posed and smiled and goofed around without any help from moi, nice job you two. Thanks for letting me take your photos, I had a blast!

I have to give a shout out to a couple people that helped me out on this shoot: My fiance Alison for carrying around my camera gear and letting me flow from one shot to the next, Derek Mortensen of Base10Photo for helping me out with lighting, and Aaron (I hope that's how you spell it) for being patient and holding light stands.

I hope you like the photos, I'm pretty pumped about them, enjoy!