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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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Top 11 Pics – Hawaii Vacation

So it’s been awhile since I covered any sports but I did get away to Hawaii for 11 days over the new year, so I thought I’d share my top 11 pics from the 11 days I was there. It was my 1st time to Hawaii (Maui) and it really is a spectacular place. You can take sunset picture every night from the same location and the pics will always be unique. We couldn’t fit a lot of what we wanted to do into the trip but I think we still did a bulk of what was planned….maybe I’ll get the rest in another time. Enjoy!

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This Didn’t Happen

When I’m photographing an event, you try to capture relevant moments that happen during a game as well as great pictures. During the Minnesota Gophers vs Penn State football game I had 4 images that turned out great but all the passes turned out to be incomplete…therefore, they didn’t really happen and have zero relevance to the game.  Out of all of these photos, one didn’t even make the USA Today game images gallery. (I also had another of an interception in the endzone, but it was called back on a penalty- defensive offside). Oh Well….try again another day.

All images © Brad Rempel and USA Today Sports Images.

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