December 30, 2009

Rock Climbing – Sports series


Both of us love sports, so sports photography is one of our favorites, of course. We love to capture human actions, exciting moments during the motion, and the facial expression coming from the athletics. Sure, it’s hard tocapture the best moment during movements so we always need to shoot hundreds of shots in order to pick some great ones. Those fast speed sports, such as cycling, requires not only good equipments, but also some techniques, pinning as example, to create an effort of motion and speed.

Our most recent sports shooting is our first time rock climbing with friends. Betty didn’t achieve much in climbing (It is hard!!!) but she had great time in photo shooting. It’s amazing to see others can climb like a monkey, with incredible strength  from their arms. 200m lens is great for action shots from the distance. Here is one showing a guy hanging himself almost upside down on the wall.  I can only admire his strength and skill.

It’s our first time using fisheye lens for sports photo and the outcome was a surprise! The special curve sees the sport from a different angel, which not only captures the height and hardship of rock climbing, but also makes the action interesting.

We will go to Capital One game in the New Year’s day. Hope we’re allowed to bring our gadget to capture some great football photos!

Betty & Zac

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