A&P Hockey season is finally back.. I was going into withdrawal

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  1. ok_computer

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    Anyway.. The Oil Kings (WHL) preseason tournament was this labor day weekend, and I am SUPER excited that hockey is back :noes:

    Signed a contract with them this weekend to be the team shooter for 18 home games this year (half of their games). Also on the menu for the rest of the year:

    -WHL All Stars vs Team Russia: I'm getting flown to another city, 2 nights in hotel, and get paid just to shoot one hockey game :bigthumb:

    -World Junior A Challenge: International tournament in Camrose, AB this year.

    -National Women's under-18 championship: Napanee, Ontario

    -Mac's Midget Tournament: International tournament, biggest midget hockey tournament in the world. (Calgary, AB)

    -World Under-17 Hockey Challenge: International Tournament in British Columbia.

    Busy fucking year and I can't wait!

    Anyway, here's a quick selection from the tournament. Events like these don't lend themselves to good sports photos, as I'm under contract to get iso shots of each player (many of them), so it's lots of boring shit with no puck.. but there are a few good ones in here.

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    Check out the top corner :bowdown::bowdown: And the follow through of the shooter, just to the goalie's left in the photo :bowdown::bowdown:

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    God I really killed the colors with that upload.. oh well :o
     
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    What did you do to get your strobes working properly? I cant remember that far back...
     
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    Nothing, I just have to deal with using a fast syncing D70 :o
     
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    SIX MEGAPIXELS OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY BABY
     
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    lol suck. I would have checked the EXIF but Im using the new google browser and it doesnt have that feature so far as I know. You need to get some faster lights!
     
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    Got a few grand layin around? :hsugh:
     
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    There's a local place that sells Speedotron, but we're not about to go drop several thousand when the product is already good enough. :dunno:
     
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    Manythanks Stay humble, don't mumble.

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    I can't wait for hockey season to start back up. Kennesaw State Univ. is supposed to have a decent team, I'm gonna try and hit up a few games when their season cranks up. :o
     
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    Gonna have to try shooting some hockey :bowdown:
     
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    kristin my dog > *

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    :coold: Sounds awesome.
     
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    Great shots!
     
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    Hey I'll see you in Napanee this year. I'm shooting the Bulls Fronts preseason game tonight. So glad hockey is back. I'll be shooting an OHL vs Russia game as part of the challenge as well. And I'm hoping to return to the Memorial Cup for another season.

    I can't see your photos at the moment work has flickr blocked for some odd reason(temporarily)
     
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    you are allowed to use flash?

    how did u get pics from the goalie net?
     
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    i'm curious as to this as well
     
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    Cool shots
     
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    Yeah, all games I shoot are strobed. We have 8 strobes set up in this arena.

    Those are from a remote controlled netcam. You can actually see the netcam in the first shot, with the goalie making a glove save, it's the little box in the back of the net. It's an NHL-made box of plexi, with a D200 and a 10.5 fish inside, controlled by pocket wizards, and attached using a Manfrotto magic arm.
     
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    i thought there were video cameras in there, didn't realize it was just a camera. where are you able to setup strobes? off of the glass?

    and i didn't know PW could control cameras, i thought they only controlled flashes and strobes.

    can you explain a bit more how the pic is taken with the goalie cam?
     
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    Sometimes there are video cameras, sometimes there are cameras. We have a D200 in there.

    The lights are set up on the roof. Either on Support beams, about 10 ft up, or on the roof itself if there's an accessible catwalk and good spots to mount the lights.

    PW can fire remote cameras just the same way as they can fire remote lights. Basically, the camera inside the net has 2 PW's attached to it, one to the hotshoe with a hotshow extension cord, and one to the ten pin plug on the side. The one on the hotshoe will be set to (for example) channel 8, while all the lights are also set to channel 8. Then, the one on the ten pin plus will be set to channel 9. The photog holds the PW and can fire it on channel 9 whenever he wants. When the channel 9 is fired, the camera inside the net is triggered, which in turn triggers the channel 8 lights through the hotshoe. On top of a PW there are 2 plugs, one for "FLASH" and one for "CAMERA", so the channel 9 to set off the camera is plugged into the CAMERA port on the PW, while the channel 8 lights are plugged into the FLASH port.

    And there you have it, a remote camera.
     
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    makes sense, but how does the photog trigger the camera? he has a PW in his hand, but what triggers it?
     
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    Just press the TEST button (it's the only button on it that you can actually press), while it's on the trigger's channel. So he holds a loose PW on its own, and just presses the button.
     
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    interesting, i wonder if canon cameras have this ability?
     
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    Oh shit, speak of the devil :rofl:

    The Oilers just sent us an email basically saying: "Hey, give us a wish list of camera gear that you guys could use this year"

    8 Speedotrons, here we come (among other goodies incl. a board cam :))
     

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