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Comp Card Candids

While these last days of nice weather begin to dwindle, make sure you make time to get out and enjoy the fresh air. James Boland here knows how to go out and make the best of the weather while playing soccer with his brother.

When shooting images for a model’s  comp card it’s important to capture the subject in different lights. Having a formal headshot is always crucial, but the comp card is a lot stronger with some natural candid-style images included. This image for example shows James’s body structure and is a nice shot of him having a great time doing one o his favorite activities. When shooting multiple images for a comp card remember to change up:

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Happy Shooting. :]

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Shocking Olympic Moments 2012

And the USA pulled through in the 2012 Olympic Games with an astonishing victory to snatch up first place.
The final medal count at USA with 46 Gold (104 Total) and China in second place with 38 Gold medals (88 total).
Although the US and China were neck and neck in the race, the US had a strong finish. However, this was not the most shocking moment of the Games.

Other than the amazing finish by the USA, some more
jaw-dropping olympic moments recapped here:

Gabby Douglas, U.S. gymnast, sweeps team and all-around gold to make history as the first African American Gymnast to win gold, and first to win in both categories.—
—Americans broke 7 world records this Olympics! Five in swimming, one in shooting and one in track…not to mention all were broken by women.—
—Michael Phelps says goodbye after an awe-inspiring record of 22 Olympic medals .—
—Four women’s teams were kicked out for intentionally tanking badminton matches.—
— World gymnastics Champion Jordyn Wieber missed her chance at the gold medal when she finished behind teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas during the qualifying rounds.—
—Team USA’s Men’s Gymnastics team falls from first place rankings down to fifth.—
—China’s Yi Shiwen smashed a world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley, finishing her 50 meter split faster than one of the best U.S. male swimmers, Ryan Lochte.
Hungary Loses First Men’s Water Polo Match in 12 Years.—

As we say, farewell to the Summer Olympic Games of 2012, we wait with anticipation for the next exciting and ever-entertaining Olympic Games.

Until next time…

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Put ‘Em Up!

As the Italian Stallion Rocky Balboa once said, “it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

Claressa Shields, 17 year old American Boxing Olympic hopeful is an inspiration to our “Riplee Shields” who has gone undefeated in all her matches. It must be those hand-made gloves
that Linda Bohm crafted just for her. She takes on every opponent, even if they are twice her size. This image was shot for Splash News to show the world that there are gold medal winners in every species.

Stay tuned to find out about more Animal Olympic Medalists!

 

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Become a Gold Medalist in Sports Photography

With the Olympics commencing the whole world has sports on the brain! If you are one of the lucky people to be holding one of 8 million tickets to go and see the Olympics in London this year, you have got to be prepared to capture some great action shots. Make sure you are ready to catch the jumps, spins, and dives these world class athletes are serving up! And if you’re watching the Olympics from home like us, practice sports photography with your friends and family so you’re ready for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi!

  • Get your priorities straight. Consider using the Shutter Priority Mode in your camera and choose a fast shutter speed! The faster your shutter speed is, the better you will be able to “freeze time,” allowing us to view an action in a way that we can’t typically see with the naked eye.
  • If the lens fits, use it! Choosing which lens to use depends on the types of images you’re going for. Consider telephoto lenses if you are in the nose bleed sections! Maybe try a wide angle lens to get views of the whole stadium environment. Choose a lens with a large aperture opening like f1.8 to allow for better captures in low-light.
  • Use a high ISO! The higher the ISO you use, the more sensitive your camera is to light. This makes it easier to capture the action in low-lighting environments. However, beware of too much grain as the ISO gets into extremes.
  • What’s your angle? When possible, experiment by shooting from different angles to catch the action from all sides.
  • Experiment! Try some things you normally wouldn’t. What happens when you slow your shutter speed way down to show some movement? Or when you shoot from a super low angle? Take a look around, why not shoot some of the reactions in the crowd? Play around!
  • Cover your bases. Be prepared! Bring extra batteries, memory cards, external flash, and different lens options.

Lights, Camera, Shoot!

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