Sports Photography : Shooting Football With A Canon EF 400mm f2.8L USM

Sports Photography : Shooting Football With A Canon EF 400mm f2.8L USM
December 8, 2018

Canon EF 400mm F2.8L USM was the lens used for this sports photography shoot featuring Beverley Town Football Club and Sculcoates Amateurs. The Canon EF 400mm F2.8L USM was mounted to Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with exposure being set manually. For some time, I have been using the Canon EF 400mm f2.8L USM lens, mainly for cricket but more recently to shoot amateur and professional sport. Given the size…

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Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM: Shooting Power Boat Racing

Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM: Shooting Power Boat Racing
November 20, 2018

This was the first time I shot power boat racing and really got to use a Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM as with all news things, there were a few issues to iron out. The event was a P1 Power Boat race and with it being on water, the extra light being reflected caused a few issues with setting the exposure on the camera to begin with but after watching was…

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Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM With Canon EF 2x II Extender

Taken Using Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM & Canon x2 Teleconverter
November 2, 2018

Shooting sports I now use a Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM mounted to a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and sometimes use a Canon EF 2x II Extender. I have read many reports on the Internet about how they work but my experiences of using one are not very good to say the least. This weekend I attempted to shoot part of a cricket match using a Canon EF 2x II…

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Yongnuo YN 622C E-TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Review

Yongnuo YN 622C E-TTL Wireless Flash Trigger Review
August 28, 2018

Yongnuo YN 622C is one of the newest products from Yongnuo that allows you to take your Speedlite off the camera while giving the photographer plenty of control through the camera’s menu. Having looked into various systems for off camera flash I settled with the Yongnuo YN 622C as it seemed to offer everything I wanted at a very reasonable price. Out of the box, I hooked up the Yongnuo…

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Flash Photography : Shooting A Music Night With Off Camera Flash

Flash Photography : Shooting A Music Night With Off Camera Flash
August 17, 2018

Flash off the camera, finally I took my flash off, I have owned the Speedliter’s Handbook by Syl Arena for a while but I finally put some of his ideas into practice. I was shooting a music night one of the local pubs in Beverley. The room was quite light but where the performers were was not so bright at all. Normally I would place my speedlite on the top of…

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Going Back to a Shorter Lens For Shooting Sport

Going Back to a Shorter Lens For Shooting Sport
August 10, 2018

Given some back pain I chose to work with shorter lens while shooting the local sport a Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM. Mainly I have been using a Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM lens in recent times so I gave up a lot of reach. To try and get some distance back I used a 1.4x converter for one of the games. There were some advantages to using a shorter…

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Sports Photography : Shooting Swimming With A Canon 1D

Sports Photography : Shooting Swimming With A Canon 1D
August 3, 2018

Arguably, the hardest type of sports photography I have done has to be swimming. As a sports photographer, I have been fortunate enough to shoot two swimming galas. Like all sports photography, the idea is to show the action and a where possible freeze the competing athlete in the shot at just the right moment. If you think about swimming as a sport, the issues faced when photographing it is…

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Peli Case 1510 : Worth Every Penny And Some

Peli Case 1510 : Worth Every Penny And Some
July 31, 2018

A Peli Case 1510 proved to be the perfect answer to the problem I have been facing of carting my kit around between jobs. After a little bit of research and some help from a fellow photographer I settled on a Peli Case 1510 to use as my main bag for my big lens and a couple of bodies. This solid case complete with wheels and strong handles has made…

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Beverley Photographer

Beverley Photographer
October 3, 2013

My name is Paul Smith and I would like to welcome you to Beverley Photographer my own personal web site.

For the past few years I have been running a local portal called HU17.net and a weekly magazine in the Beverley along with a number of other web sites that provide content in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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