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SHOOTINGORIENTEERINGTips for taking interesting photos                               2012 Orienteering Canada Conference  ...
Preamble• This is a 10-minute long presentation given at the 2012  Orienteering Canada conference• The aim is to encourage...
“Runner in a field”        Runner too small,Avoid this…   Boring snap shot              What is this shot about?          ...
What is this photo about?Main subject   Power / determination / emotion               Viewer will react
Fill the frame   People look at eyes
Isolate subject   Robbie shot against dark forest
Get low!Isolate subject   Anika placed against clear blue sky
Isolate subject   Simone placed in frame with                  solid green background
Isolate subject   Place the runner in the gap
Isolate the subject   Shallow depth of field
Secondary subject   Relationships are interesting
Secondary subject
“Runner about to punch”Avoid this   Poor expression - always             Too static / dull
Change of directionShow motion   Where she came from &                where she‟s going to
Body language conveys sense of energyGet excited   Anticipate the key moments
Make a planAZ at WOC Long Final• Arena shot• Louise at spectator control• Louise in finish chute• Candid Louise• Sam when ...
Environment   Show off the interesting places that we run
Environment   Sometimes the runner is secondary
“O flag in a cool spot”Avoid this…   Needs some action & human interest              Perhaps get a „model‟ for such a cool...
Use a model
Hard shadowsSunlight sucks   Try flash                 Pray for cloudy day
Bright spots / dark spotsForest light sucks   Camera‟s dynamic range can‟t cope                     Pray subject runs into...
dark forest  long exposurePan   Try 1/10th second      Practice a lot
Blur   dark forest, slow shutter, still camera
Subject too small                 Strange running positionAvoid this…   Subject not isolated              Terrible clothes...
Better…   Clear subject            coming at the camera          (too bad about the focus)
Get high   Unique view from above
Get low   Get low and shoot upwards          Sure fire “trick”
Shoot kids   Always interesting             Shows a unique aspect of orienteering
Be anonymous   Who the subject is isn‟t important               Viewers imagine themselves
Be candid   Greatness, elegance, grace, humility
Show emotion
Show emotion
Show emotion
Attention to details
Jazz it up…
Go black & white
Be effective  And vary orientation
Shoot through the trees
Pan   Sense of motion & excitement
Get the crowd involved…
Stay focused
Huh?
More?   Google “orienteering photography martin flynn”        * More technical information about cameras
The Finish   Thanks for listening
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Orienteering photography

  1. 1. SHOOTINGORIENTEERINGTips for taking interesting photos 2012 Orienteering Canada Conference Adrian Zissos
  2. 2. Preamble• This is a 10-minute long presentation given at the 2012 Orienteering Canada conference• The aim is to encourage people to take more “exciting” photos of orienteering, photos that will help promote the sport and encourage more participation, sponsorship, and media coverage• It is inspired by a much more thorough slide presentation prepared by Martin Flynn. I highly recommend it – you can watch it here.
  3. 3. “Runner in a field” Runner too small,Avoid this… Boring snap shot What is this shot about? Cluttered background, Closed eyes, etc
  4. 4. What is this photo about?Main subject Power / determination / emotion Viewer will react
  5. 5. Fill the frame People look at eyes
  6. 6. Isolate subject Robbie shot against dark forest
  7. 7. Get low!Isolate subject Anika placed against clear blue sky
  8. 8. Isolate subject Simone placed in frame with solid green background
  9. 9. Isolate subject Place the runner in the gap
  10. 10. Isolate the subject Shallow depth of field
  11. 11. Secondary subject Relationships are interesting
  12. 12. Secondary subject
  13. 13. “Runner about to punch”Avoid this Poor expression - always Too static / dull
  14. 14. Change of directionShow motion Where she came from & where she‟s going to
  15. 15. Body language conveys sense of energyGet excited Anticipate the key moments
  16. 16. Make a planAZ at WOC Long Final• Arena shot• Louise at spectator control• Louise in finish chute• Candid Louise• Sam when I can (nice she starts close to Louise)• Simone / Minna / others in finish chute & candid• Winner• Crowd• Canadian fans• Details
  17. 17. Environment Show off the interesting places that we run
  18. 18. Environment Sometimes the runner is secondary
  19. 19. “O flag in a cool spot”Avoid this… Needs some action & human interest Perhaps get a „model‟ for such a cool spot
  20. 20. Use a model
  21. 21. Hard shadowsSunlight sucks Try flash Pray for cloudy day
  22. 22. Bright spots / dark spotsForest light sucks Camera‟s dynamic range can‟t cope Pray subject runs into a bright spot
  23. 23. dark forest  long exposurePan Try 1/10th second Practice a lot
  24. 24. Blur dark forest, slow shutter, still camera
  25. 25. Subject too small Strange running positionAvoid this… Subject not isolated Terrible clothes Spectators not looking at subject Over exposed
  26. 26. Better… Clear subject coming at the camera (too bad about the focus)
  27. 27. Get high Unique view from above
  28. 28. Get low Get low and shoot upwards Sure fire “trick”
  29. 29. Shoot kids Always interesting Shows a unique aspect of orienteering
  30. 30. Be anonymous Who the subject is isn‟t important Viewers imagine themselves
  31. 31. Be candid Greatness, elegance, grace, humility
  32. 32. Show emotion
  33. 33. Show emotion
  34. 34. Show emotion
  35. 35. Attention to details
  36. 36. Jazz it up…
  37. 37. Go black & white
  38. 38. Be effective And vary orientation
  39. 39. Shoot through the trees
  40. 40. Pan Sense of motion & excitement
  41. 41. Get the crowd involved…
  42. 42. Stay focused
  43. 43. Huh?
  44. 44. More? Google “orienteering photography martin flynn” * More technical information about cameras
  45. 45. The Finish Thanks for listening

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