We all love a good MacGyver effort. This episode is full of useful hacks that will help your photography – and which don’t cost a fortune. Many are made from simple materials you can get at home or your local hardware store.
From creating product boxes, to stunning backgrounds and clever dolly DIYs, Gina and Valerie dish all.
Thanks to Guillaume Corgnet for advising us on the Fosbury_Flop
Raspberry (our little persian cat). This is the beginning part of her jumping in the air after her rubber toy mouse attached to a fishing rod. She looks like she is standing and posing but really she is launching into the air and twisting trying to catch the toy mouse. She sometimes gets mistaken for an Ewok from Star Wars. 1/320, f8, ISO 400, Two Yongnuo flashes bouncing off white ceiling using high speed sync. #ginachallenge #speed
Finally! A challenge that I knew I’d be able to complete this week.
#Winner! #horserace #GinaChallenge #Speed
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO DG OS HSM with Sigma 2X Teleconverter EX APO DG 1/2500
I was so excited when this week’s podcast started playing and it was all about SPEED! I was on my way to the rink to shoot the big derby between the two Melbourne teams so it was right up my Alley and timed very well. The challenge lays with both the arena and the sport. Ice hockey is a very quick game and the lights in the arena vary all across the ice. Add to that you are also shooting through glass which can sometimes leave a haze over your image from the wall behind you, ruining many a hero shot! Both images are shot on Tv mode 1/500, f2.8, ISO2000 with compensation at +1.5
This one loves the water and running with his boys!
For #ginachallenge #speed – and in celebration of the Olympic events, here is a swimming image from a USA Swimming club meet earlier this year. Shot on Canon 70d with 70-200mm lens at 150mm. F2.8 1/640 iso 640. Cc always welcome.
High School baseball! #ginachallenge #speed
Flop – mine has a valve sensor, but I used to do it manually.
The best DIY Photography gadgets
Cool Macgyver idea to shoot low & stable if tripod adds too much height. (Thanks Brian Becnel for this link):