Tuesday 22 September 2009

Getting Up Above

Canon 40D, 17.0mm, 1/200s, f/4.0, ISO: 1000

Another way to make TKD sparring images more dynamic is to get in close and above the sparrers. Here Amy Reeder is captured throwing a punch at Alisa Parker. It looks like I'm holding the camera just above Alica's head for this very wide angle shot. Amazingly me or my camera hasn't been punched yet! (That's not an invitation either!)

Canon 30D, 18.0mm, 1/80s, f/7.1, ISO: 1600

An old image but a goodun. Johs Van Pierce and Candice Miller, both hyper weight sparrers at the 2007 Junior world Champs, sparring at a camp. I held the camera up over my head for this image.

Canon 30D, 17.0mm, 1/100s, f/3.5, ISO: 1600

Another over-the-head shot showing Alisa Parker and Robert Meleisea sparring.

Canon 30D, 17.0mm, 1/100s, f/3.5, ISO: 1600

Carl Van Roon and Jeremy Hanna - shot in close and high. I like the feeling of dynamic action of this shot. The camera is not horizontal which makes it feel spontaneous (which it was).

Canon 40D, 23.0mm, 1/250s, f/5.0, ISO: 1600

This was taken with me standing up on a table to get the camera about two metres off the ground for this image of Carl performing an overhead kick. It's an interesting viewpoint compared with the normal image taken from below.