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Leesburg Airshow – Rob Holland

Arrived near the end of the airshow at the Leesburg Executive Airport today, so I only watched the last event, but it was amazing. US and World Freestaly Aerobatic champion Rob Holland performed some amazing stunts. I never took photos of an airshow before, so it took me a while to figure out some usable settings. I used Nikon D500 with a Sigma 100-400mm lens.

How to create banners for your sports team

Many high-schools in our area create banners for their sports team to display in the gym during the season. Sometimes the photographer that does your official team photos will offer to make such banners, but that may cost $40 or more per player. Here is how to do it for about half the price and with more flexibility. How to take the photos Find the right spot The priority is to find a spot with a nice background and good light. Using a tripod or stand keeps the camera stable and stationary. Mark a spot on the ground for the…

From a developer to a photographer

Ever had a blog and then did not write anything for five years? Here is how it happened in my case. Kids got bigger, got into volleyball, and one day I found myself trying to take pictures of fast moving subjects in badly lit gyms with no flash allowed. Phone cameras are not designed for that, and even a decent digital camera can not handle that situation with a kit lens (I had Canon Rebel T3i at the time.) After some research I got a Canon 70d with 85mm f/1.8 lens and that worked quite well for a while, but…