My partner Michael Willems has an excellent blog posting today that you should go read.
The photo he shot (see right) is unsharp, blurry, maybe even a tad out of focus but you know instantly what it is and what’s happening. The shot denotes excitement, maybe danger and certainly motion.
So how did Michael get this shot? Well let me warn you right now, he did it while holding a cup of coffee in one hand and his Canon DSLR in the other. He describes how he pulled this off here.
So point one is this: ALWAYS have your camera ready to shoot. You never know when something dramatic is going to happen right in front of you and if you’re camera is in the camera bag (or worse at home) you’ll never get shots like this.
Here’s a tip: When transporting the camera in the car lay it on the floor of the back seat or passenger seat. Better yet, belt it down on the passenger seat. Yes it takes a moment to unsnap the seatbelt but if you get in an accident you don’t want to survive the crash only to be beaten to death by your own camera as it flies around the interior of the car.
Now get out of your chair, turn off the computer and get out there shooting 🙂
BTW during December at www.cameratraining.ca Michael, Danielle Valiquette (our new partner) and myself are offering a series of special Camera Training Workshops suitable for professional photographers and shooters who are contemplating shooting full or part-time as a pro. For more details go on over to the site.
Here’s just a sample of what’s happening in December at CameraTraining.ca. All classes take place in Oakville, Ontario and are limited to eight or less students.