Little Skateboarder – Stills & Video

On Saturday afternoon my 6 year old son Cameron and I went for a little skate downtown. We were heading to the very popular Peace Bridge to get a shot of Cameron on his skateboard in the middle of the bridge. However, when we got there the wind was blowing like crazy and it was kind of a bad scene. We decided to hit the streets in search of a new spot to shoot a photo. We found a spot with smooth cement, places to leave our gear and set up our cameras with very little interruption from passerbyers.

Not only did we shoot photos, but we were also rolling video on the whole thing for my vlog. I didn’t realize how many times I had Cam push off on his skateboard for the photo until I was going over the video footage at home. I didn’t count how many times he did it, but it was a at least 30 times! For a 6 year old to have that kind of patience on a photo shoot is amazing. I also noticed he took direction very well. I was super impressed by all of this at the time, but even more so after the fact. I think he’d make a good little actor or model if he wanted to go down that road. For now I think we’ll just stick to the skateboarding though ;).

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Joshua’s 1st Saints Game

rob moses exif data Canon 50D 70-200mm 2.8 isMy son Joshua (#18) is playing “Timbits” hockey this year. The team he plays for is called the Saints and they had their first real game on Saturday. Joshua had a really great game and scored 7 goals for his team! What a guy, I couldn’t have been more proud of him :). I didn’t get a shot of the crowed, as they were up and behind me and I only brought my 70-200mm. I can tell you for sure though, the crowd was fired up and really into the game. It was a super fun atmosphere.

Usually I shoot hockey pictures with my 5D mark iii, but this time I decided to bring a crop sensor camera (Canon 50D) for the extra reach. I had never been to this area before and I wasn’t sure where I was going be shooting from, so I figured I’d better have that extra reach incase I was going to be far off. The 50D’s auto focus isn’t exactly renowned and the same could be said for the high ISO capabilities. The pictures turned out ok, but the noise turned out to be more of an issue than I had anticipated. Ah well, live and learn! I’ll be shooting the next game with the 5D for sure.

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Pre-Focus Run

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Aperture f/1.4

I like getting pictures of people running from this part of the city. The skyline background just does it for me somehow. On this day I posed a bit of challenge to myself. I wanted to get a shot of someone running, well, , , a woman running, because people like pictures of women running a lot better than pictures of dudes, sorry dudes haha. Anyhow, I also wanted there to be a bit of shallow depth of field in the photo. This was going to be more difficult then normal since I was shooting with a (circa 1973) Canon FD 50mm 1.4 manual focus lens. Shooting with the 50 meant I had to get pretty close to the person running by and getting them in focus with a shallow depth of field was the even bigger challenge.

As soon as I found the spot I wanted to shoot the photo from I saw this girl coming my way. I paid extra close attention to where on the path she was running and then did my best to pre-focus at the distance I estimated she would be from my camera when she got in front of me. When shooting such a photo I also pay attention to body position. I like to get people when they are in mid stride. With zero time to spare I had chose my focus distance, she ran into the frame and right when she made that stride I clicked the shutter! I admit, she wasn’t in perfect focus, but she was close enough ;).

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Canon vs Sony 70-200mm

I have been shooting a decent amount with my Sony a7R these days and I have run into some auto focus speed issues along the way. I have found that Sony’s hit rate of moving subjects is noticeably lower than what I have been used to with my Canon gear. This issue rang especially true while I was shooting some soccer this summer with the Sony E-mount 70-200mm f4 G OSS. Since I have a Canon EF 70-200mm f4 IS I thought it might be interesting to do a little real world test of these to lenses head to head. Even thought I had an idea of how the test would go from my past experiences with both lenses, I was surprised at end result of this one.

For this video I employed my two children to help me out. My 6 year old son Joshua was my 2nd camera man and my 4 year old son Cameron was the test subject :). Oh and by the way, if you have a youtube account please subscribe to my channel. I am going to try and do a lot more videos than I have been doing. YouTube.com/user/RobMoses 👍

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Run Over The Skipping Stone

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I went out and shot some photos last night with a friend of mine (guy ruining my picture at the bottom of the frame haha). We walked around St. Patrick’s Island here in Calgary looking for some good shots with the city in the background. I took only two lenses with me, my 300mm 2.8 & 50mm 1.8 mark 1. After a few failed spots I landed on this one, The Skipping Stone Bridge and a few others behind it. When set up, I waited for the right runner or biker to come by. The runner came first and that was good enough for me :).

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Skateboarding in Airdrie

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I was skateboarding at a skate park in a town 10 minutes north of the city yesterday. While I was there I noticed this guy skating one of the hand rails there and he was landing everything he tried. Prefect candidate to shoot a few photos of, so I asked him if that was cool. He was good with the photos, so I shot a few and amazingly he handed every singe trick with what looked to be “ease”. The guy is awesome! Unfortunately I didn’t catch his name, but I gave him my card and told him to email me and I’d send him the pictures. If he emails me I’ll update this post.

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Soccer Time!

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My 6 year old son Joshua has started playing organized soccer this year and he had his 2nd game yesterday. He is playing for the Bridgeland Riverside team (Bridgeland Bears). They only got their uniforms at the last practice, so I thought it was a good time to shoot a few photos. The kids are so fun to watch at this ages because they are just out there having so much fun. It’s wonderful to watch the joy they get out of such a great game.

FYI: They won the game against the Mount Pleasant team 3-2 :).

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Flames Win!

Last night the Calgary Flames played their first game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs and I was down on the Red Mile to take it all in! I won’t give you a run down of the game because it’s late and I need to get to bed (I’m writing this at 12:20am), but all you need to know is the Flames won! When the Flames scored with 30 seconds left in the 3rd period the place I was in exploded! It was an unreal atmosphere and the city was on fire! Hopefully they Flames can keep it roll’n on Fridays game :).

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Flames Burning The Canucks

Camera: Canon 6D & 28mm 1.8 ~ Settings: f/14 – 1/125th – ISO 400

If you’re a hockey fan than you probably know the Calgary Flames have made the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs! And if your from Calgary, you know we are playing our arch rivals the Vancouver Canucks in the first round. So to kick things off right around here I had to let it be known how it’s going down. We’ll be burning those bastards up from the first puck drop! 😀

Now about the photo. I had my Canon 6D set up on a tripod and triggered the camera with my Canon RC-1 remote. I had another tripod to camera left with a Canon 580EX ii pointing at me. Since I am originally from Vancouver, I had a jersey collecting dust in my closet. I didn’t actually burn the jersey though, for 2 reasons. One, I’m from Vancouver and still like that jersey haha. And 2, it was really windy and even if I could get the jersey to burn the flames wouldn’t have gone straight up and effect wouldn’t be nearly as dramatic. After I did the initial edit of the photo I photoshopped in the flames burning the jersey.

I expect to take a lot of flack from all my Vancouver friends and family over this picture haha. But I’ve been in Calgary for 3 years now and I started backing up this team the day I got here. As soon as that first hockey season started 3 years ago I was a straight up traitor Calgary Flame. For me it’s all about the home team and this is my home now. GO FLAMES!

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Joshua The Hockey Player

All photos shot with a Canon 6D & Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 ~ Settings: f/2.8 in Aperture Priority & ISO 100

My 5 year old son Joshua has started playing organized hockey this year. The program he has joined is called Grassroots Hockey and it is a mellow introduction to organized hockey. The kids play outdoors and the focus seems to be more on having fun, rather than taking the game to serious. This was Joshua’s 2nd game and he got him self a nice little hat trick (3 goals) for the 2nd game in a row. They don’t have proper goalies or anything, so scoring isn’t exactly the hardest thing to do in this league haha ;). It’s really fun and super cute watching these little guys bumping around the rink.

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Run In The Sun

Camera: Canon 6D & 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm ~ Settings: f/2.8 – 1/250th – ISO 100

On my way home yesterday evening I made a quick stop to shoot a few photos. This girl ran right by me on the sidewalk before she looped around in front of my lens. I noticed right away that her dog was carrying a piece of wood in his mouth haha. I guess it would be a good thing to have if the opportunity to play came up :).

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Biking Action

Camera: Canon 6D & 50mm ~ Settings: f/2.2 – 1/3200th – ISO 100

These are a couple of pictures I took last summer of my father in-law during his biking part in the Penticton, BC triathlon. If it was me, I’d be cruising on in to the finish line about 10 hours after the race ended lol. Big up to everyone that can do these crazy races!

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Jumping Around

I have been spending a lot of time up at the ski hill these days (snowboarding). While I was up there on Christmas eve day I set my self up by a kicker and shot some photos of people jumping. I shot all photos with a Canon 5D mark iii & 24-105mm f/4 IS. I shot in aperture priority at f/11 & ISO 800, the shutter was hovering around the 1/1600th range.

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Thanks for stopping by & Happy New Year Everyone! Rob