Saturday, April 25, 2009


Been receiving a couple of messages regarding sports photography lately.

The questions that pop up invariably revolve around: -

1) What lens did you use?
2) What camera did you use?
3) Do you use the centre Auto Focus point all the time?

Cutting to the chase, yes, technique and equipment are important, but what makes or breaks a sports photo (most of the time anyway) lies in the first and possibly most important step in post-processing: cropping.

Here's an uncropped frame from a 300mm capture: -

And the cropped version:

Whilst some would disagree, it's sports photography - not fine art - there just ain't many excuses for a loosely cropped photograph.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Singapore Flyer

Did another flyer shot of the cheerleaders, this time at the Botanical Gardens (after they wisely refused to do a split while jumping over a low hanging tembusu branch)...

Managed to squeeze of less than a dozen frames before the skies opened up, of which this was the only half quarter-decent one:

Ultimately it wouldn't have mattered - gray skies do not make for an attractive background.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Instant Happiness

Set up yet another 'Polaroid' booth during the evening reception of a recent actual day wedding shoot.

The response was good, unfortunately most of the polaroids - or 'fuji'-roids, to be precise, were taken by the guests as keepsakes despite gentle prodding that they are meant as momentos for the bride and groom.

Oh well.

If there's one saving grace, the chaps from Blackcurrantworkz did a fab job on the wedding animation that left most of the guests in stitches.