Pre-Focus Run

Aperture f/1.4

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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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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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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This Girl Again

One day when I was shooting photos on the Centre Street Bridge in Calgary, I noticed a girl running whom I had taken a picture of not once, but twice before up the hill at Crescent road! haha. By the time I realized who she was, I had missed my opportunity for a front shot, so I quickly turned and took one from the back just to keep the set going haha. I hope she stumbles upon this blog one day and finds a picture of her self :).

Woman running run jog jogging centre street bridge calgary yyc fit fitness bokeh - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer Photographers Native American Famous Tlingit Ojibawa Top Popular Best Good Canadian Awesome LifestyleCamera: Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8D ~ f/1.8 – 1/500th – ISO 200

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Ramah – Sudan to Calgary

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I met this fellow on a popular pathway by the river near Edwothy Park. I had just arrived, got my stuff ready and he was the first person to walk in my direction. While he was walking towards me I noticed he was wearing headphones, so my first thought was to just let him pass by, but I made the split second decision to just walk over to him, get his attention and then tell him what I was up to. Right when I stopped him and he took off his head phones I could tell he was a nice guy. I told him what was up and he happily agreed to participate. Here is what Ramah had to say.

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1. Where are you from?
I’m from Sudan.

2. Sudan! Awesome, wow. So how did you end up in…

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Street Photography Video

Yesterday I went to do some street shooting by the river here in Calgary and I decided to make a video while doing it :). If your interested in street photography you might like this.

Video shot with a Canon 5D mark iii & 16-35L with a Rode Videomic Pro

Bellow are the photos in order as they appear in the video. All photos were shot with a Nikon D300s & 50mm 1.8D.

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Woman girl running run runner jogging fitness fit bow river yyc street - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-2

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Woman girl running run runner jogging fitness fit bow river yyc street - Rob Moses Photography - Native American Alaskan Famous Tlingit - Seattle Top Vancouver Photographer Popular Photographers-4

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Bright Nikes When It’s Cold Out

I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but here in Calgary, Canada it is still winter! Yesterday it was snowing all day and I didn’t dare go outside haha. So I grabbed these shoes and practised some product photography. The set up was 2 Canon 580EX ii Speedlites shot into white bounce umbrellas to camera life and right. The flashes were triggered by Younguo YN-622C Wireless Flash Triggers. The shoes are woman’s Nike Dual Fusion Trainers. They are pretty cool looking shoes if you ask me.

Oh and no, they are not mine by the way haha. I bought them for my wife on Friday :).

Nike Dual Fusion Woman Trainer Sneaker Famous Shoe Runner Kicks - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer Photographers - Cool Wicked Style Product NiceCamera: Canon 6D & 24-105L @105mm ~ Settings: 0.3 Sec. – f/10 – ISO 100

2 Nike Dual Fusion Woman Trainer Sneaker Famous Shoe Runner Kicks - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Calgary Photographer Photographers - Cool Wicked Style Product NiceCamera: Canon 6D & 24-105L @105mm ~ Settings: 0.4 Sec. – f/14 – ISO 100

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Dogs Like To Run Too!

I was driving home the other day a long this street that has a great view of the city. While I was driving I noticed this girl running with her dog. The dog caught my eye because he looked so happy to be out running. I kept driving and thought it might make a good picture if I could get them both in the frame, so I decided to pull over and see if I could get the shot. Just as I got my camera ready they came running by and I snapped this photo.

Woman girl run running jogging dog doggy Calgary Alberta Canada YYC Skyline urban metro buildings - Rob Moses Photography - Vancouver Seattle Photographer - Famous Pentax 50mm - Street Photographers Path Trail-1Camera: Pentax K-5 & 50mm 1.7 Pentax-F ~ Settings: 1/500th – f/8 – ISO 400

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Running with a View

I was out getting some shots of the Calgary skyline yesterday and while I was there I shot a couple pictures of some girls running. This path they were running on is a great place to run because of the beautiful view of the city. I personally don’t run, but this view is almost enuf to make me take it up! haha.

Woman Running jogging Skyline Calgary Canada Famous Celbrity beautiful girl Path River YYC BW Black & White - Rob Moses Photography

Anyhow, about these pictures. The first one I shot with a Canon 5D mark iii and 50mm 1.4. The focus was a bit off (I shot at f/1.4) and it took a lot of lightroom/photoshop to bring it back from the dead, but I like the picture so I’d say it was worth it. Funny thing about this picture is I had a 2nd chance at a shot of this girl as she came by me again coming the other direction, however on my 2nd go I started shooting to early and the auto focus hit the buildings behind her, WHOOPS! As for the 2nd picture, I took that one with my HTC One phone and did the edit with the Snapseed app.

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