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Camera Cheat Sheet

Recently I’ve been getting the same questions from people who have recently upgraded their cameras to new DSLR’s and want to know more about them. Specifically, they’re photographing sports and it’s not turning out as awesome as they’d hoped when they made the jump from a point and shoot, to a “real” camera. I really don’t mind answering the questions because I really do want to help, but it always comes down to understanding what the basic functions of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. I usually explain to people its a balancing act between those 3 settings and finding the right sweet spot for whatever sport you’re photographing and what your camera/lens can handle.

So I found this cheat sheet online and I wish I could give credit to whoever made it (it’s got the Canon logo so I’ll assume it’s theirs) but I think it does an awesome job and explaining what changing your camera settings will do to your image.  So in the words of Fast Times at Ridgemont High‘s Brad Hamilton, “learn it, live it, love it”.

After you memorized this and your pics still aren’t quite where you want them, you’re going to want to upgrade cameras and lenses….trust me, all the big stuff isn’t for show, you’ll need it. Enjoy!

What your camera settings really do

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The Oilers

I feel like a lost a bet. I have a couple of high school friends who love the Oilers and dream of the day when Edmonton is no longer cellar dwellers in the west. The Wild were up 3-0 in the first and looked like they were going to put a beat down on the Oilers and I’d get to rub their faces in it but they let it slide away so I feel I owe them a post featuring nothing but Edmonton Oiler players.  Sorry Minnesota Fans, they deserve it…

If you want to see the entire game set (or any Wild players), you can go to USA Today: http://www.usatodaysportsimages.com/setImages/163812

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High Up

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the catwalk of the Xcel Energy Center and setting up a camera to take overhead photos of the Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild. While I’m not exactly “scared” of heights but I’m not super comfortable with it either. The entire time you’re walking, you have a death grip on your equipment so nothing can fall below into the stands or the ice. The general public isn’t in the arena yet because you set up the camera before they are allowed in, but being safe is critical. It’ll take one person to drop something onto the ice and arenas will ban it…..so be careful.

I’ve also included a number of “keepers” I took from the game. Typically you hope for a 2-3 that are pretty good….and sometimes you stretch it to 5-6 because of the effort it takes to set this up. Surprisingly, I think I had quite a few good ones. Unfortunately Nashville and Minnesota both had their #2 (or #3) goalies in (Carter Hutton and Darcy Kuemper). I was hoping for Rinne and Backstrom..oh well.

Enjoy the video and the images!

MN Wild catwalk from Brad Rempel on Vimeo.

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Remote Cameras

A quick step by step process for beginners on how to set up wireless remote camera. This process will tell you what equipment is needed, how to set it up, and how it works. It’ll be easier then you thought and it allows you to photograph from 2 places at once (or more)!

A quick step by step process for beginners on how to set up wireless remote camera. This process will tell you what equipment is needed, how to set it up, and how it works. It’ll be easier then you thought and it allows you to photograph from 2 places at once (or more)!

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Olympic Fever

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Half way through yesterdays Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks game it hit me that there are quite a few players on these two teams that will be representing their countries in the upcoming Olympics. People on the same NHL team will become rivals and current NHL rivals will become deeper rivals when the Olympics start. You’ll see similar pictures in the future but these guys will be representing their countries, fighting the same battles, against the same players. Enjoy a quick snapshot of players heading to the Olympics.

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