For the second year running i have been hired by Vancouver Sports Pictures to Shoot the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Team over the summer season.
Always in good spirits the crowd fill the unsheltered ends of the stands to take advantage of the summer and with beer flowing and constant crowd participation in song it’s always a great way to spend an evening no matter what age you are. With stats of 9-3 so far in the season the team are looking strong and coaches have done a great job in gelling this new team together for the season. Most of the seasons games are at 7pm and in shooting from the roof gives you a spectacular sunset over the mountains.
Shooting the Canadians is a blast, you have the set shots you have to get for the sponsors out the front of the Nat Bailey Stadium and banners and prize give aways but as soon as that first pitch is thrown it’s all action! Getting real dynamic shots sliding into base, stealing bases, diving catches to name a few. Still waiting for the golden shot of a bat breaking from a past pitch but it will come one day. Its always at this time of year where i wish i had a spare $5000 for a nice 400mm f2.8 but that i’m sure will also come one day.
Keep your eye out for more shots in the action section of the portfolio. Also i will be tweeting from the game occasionally from @milesclarkphoto
Geek Section: All shot using ambient light the setting predominately used are minimum 500/sec f2.8-f3.2 to occasionally give me a little more depth of field to play with and my ISO jumps around with the sun out and behind clouds at around 400. Lenes i use, 70-200 2.8 with 1.4extender and occasionally a 300mm 2.8 if i can get my hands on it.
Come watch a game, tickets are cheap and it a lot of fun.