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Category: photography

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.

Varsity Banner Photos
Photos we took for the varsity volleyball team this year. Taken with Nikon D500 camera and 50mm f/1.4G lens at ISO 100, 1/250s shutter speed, f4. Used Yongnuo YN560 flash for fill-in light.

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…