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WEDNESBURY RUGBY

My weekend photography this week began at Wednesbury Rugby club where the sun was shining but it was still very cold! I started with this landscape shot so I would get the goal posts on, which are the tallest in the world! I was soon shivering and then getting a sharp shot gets a little harder.

WEDNESBURY RUGBY

For the action shots, you need to zoom in with a wide aperture. I was using my 55 – 300 mm lens and getting quite good shutter speeds in the sunshine.

WEDNESBURY RUGBY PLAYERS

I took some slow moving shots too, which tend to be sharper. I think capturing the expressions on the faces of people makes the shots that more interesting.

STONE CROSS ST GEORGE'S DAY PARADE

Stone Cross, St George’s parade

I was out in the cold again on Sunday morning to photograph the Stone Cross, St George’s day parade in West Bromwich. I used the 55 – 300 mm lens again and a wide aperture for most of the shots to get clear pictures of some of the participants.

WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHY

When you get the opportunity for a good shot, you just have to take it and hope for the best. You don’t have time to change the settings on the camera. I think this shot is quite good for an event where people are moving. It’s a fun shot and captures the spirit of the event so I’m more than happy with it.

THE FRANKIE VALLI STORY AT THE BLACK HORSE

On Sunday evening, I photographed a Frankie Valli Story tribute at the Black Horse in Wednesbury. That was difficult in a crowded room. For this shoot, I used my 18 – 105 mm lens and a professional Speedlight. The Speedlight was controlled with TTL (through the lens metering) and again I used a wide aperture on aperture priority.

Weekend photography

So that was my weekend photography. They weren’t the best shots I have had, but I learn all the time and I got better shots by zooming in closer and getting sharper shots. I do watch for the action to stop or at least slow down to get a sharper image. I think I could do that more at events.

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