Since the release of the Nikon Z6 I have seen questions on blogs and social media asking whether the Nikon Z6 is good enough to be a pro sports shooter. Recently, I had the opportunity to put the Z6 though its paces shooting an NHL game and the results were surprising.Continue readingPhotographing Ice Hockey with the Nikon Z6
This could have been the final game the Islanders ever played at Nassau Coliseum. And it still could be depending on what happens in game seven. Whatever the outcome Monday, today’s game was a great one. Should the Isles fail to win, there could be no better way to finish up at “the old barn.” The Islanders move to their… Continue readingIsles beat Capitals and force game 7
Here are a few of my favorite shots from yesterdays day game of the NY Islanders v. the St. Louis Blues at Nassau Coliseum in New York. I think my overall favorite is of St. Louis goaltender Jake Allen making a backhanded glove save. Although Allen was pulled from the game after the first period, this save is nothing short of brilliant.
I recently was sent a demo Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera camera to test. I wanted to see what it would be like to shoot an NHL game using the D750.
The D750 is an all around great camera boasting fast shooting speeds and exceptional low light capabilities. This makes it especially well situated to be a great concert and sports shooter. So how does it perform?Continue readingPhotographing Hockey with the Nikon D750
The Islanders wore camo jerseys tonight in the pre-game warm ups to salute our veterans for Veteran’s Day. Fans were also treated to a 6-0 Islander victory over the visiting Colorado Avalanche. The National Hockey League does not allow these shirts to be worn during the actual game so they are used in the pre-game warm up only. On a… Continue readingIsles Salute Veterans
I am happy to announce that I have just published a new Amazon eBook entitled How To Photograph Ice Hockey: Tips From a Pro Hockey Photographer. The book is now available for download for Kindle devices. This book combines and expands upon all of information on photographing ice hockey found within this blog. I have designed and organized it to… Continue readingHow To Photograph Ice Hockey: Tips From a Pro Hockey Photographer — Amazon eBook
Ever wonder what it is like to photograph an NHL game as part of the media. I mounted a Go Pro camera to the top of my Nikon D3S as I shot a pre-season game at the start of this season. Not just any game, the first NHL game ever to be played at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY.… Continue readingPhotographing an NHL game
When taking photos of ice hockey games there are three main ingredients in the recipe for success. The pregame prep, the photographing of the game, and the post-processing of your photos. Post-processing is one of the most important aspects of sports photography but it is often over looked by beginners.
If you are shooting on a deadline it makes sense to shoot in jpeg mode for faster downloading and then uploading out to your media service. However, if you are a beginner, I highly recommend shooting ice hockey in raw mode. Raw gives you a greater ability to adjust your white balance and bring out shadow detail in case you didn’t get it just right in camera.
I thought it would be fun and educational to take an image and examine it both before and after post-processing. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s use some pictures. It will cut down on how much you have to read and how much I have to type!
I was recently interviewed by Bill Schiffner of Digital Trends who wrote a great article on how to photograph ice hockey. I pulled together a bunch of info from my previous article on photographing ice hockey and Bill had a bunch of questions for me. I think he did a great job writing a very informative article full of great… Continue readingTips on Photographing Ice Hockey
Here is an interior shot if Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Islander fans affectionately refer to her as “The Old Barn”. The coliseum is the oldest facility in operation in the NHL. The coliseum can hold 16,170 hockey fans at capacity. The facility officially opened it’s doors in 1972 but was considered by many as out of date even before it’s completion. The Islanders will officially leave “The Old Barn” after the completion of the 2014-2015 season for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn…