Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Shooting Christmas Lights at Night with a 20D

I took these pictures in downtown Rochester, Michigan. They started a new tradition this year and turned the entire city into a Christmas light festival. Shooting Christmas lights at night really requires a tri-pod, but I choose to hand-hold these shots.

Canon 20D, 24-70mm f2.8 (L Series)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Basketball.....is tough to shoot

Well, a friend of mine asked if I could take some pictures of their daughter's highschool basketball game. This was a new experience for me, since I primarily shoot my kids soccer. A few rules to consider:

Canon 20D, 70-200mm f2.8 (L Series)
  • Shoot from the end of the court, so that you can catch the players' faces.
  • A zoom lens is helpful since the action moves so fast.
  • A fast lens is required (f2.8 or better).
  • Anticipation is a must. I took the best shots when I anticipated where the pass was going to be made.
  • ISO of 800 or higher is required for the lower lighting conditions

Friday, November 03, 2006

Ancient Gate in Korea

I took these at night in Seoul, South Korea. This is an ancient gate into the city dating back to 1398. It's quite a sight.... It's made of wood construction on the top. Take a look at the detail.

Canon 20D, 28-200mm f3.5-5.6

Running in the Mud

These were taken during a Michigan Regional Cross Country Meet in October. What a mess as my friend points out. The details of the mud flying mixed with the rain make for interesting detail.

Canon 20D, 70-200 f2.8 (L Series)