Posts Tagged ‘70-200mm’

I recently had the privelage of photographing Jessica, a good friend of mine. Walking the streets with a 5 in 1 reflector, I looked for shade and diffused light. Using the reflector to bounce back light onto the model, really made the images pop. The gold side of the reflector really helped with warming the face and the overall mood of the images. This shoot also was the beginning, of a hopfully long history, with my new EF 70-200mm f/4L IS.

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Equipment Info:

Canon 5D w/ 70-200mm f/4L IS and 5 in 1 reflector

Here are a few of my favorites

 photo by Matthew Taylor





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Recently my editorial class was given the assignment of photographing a basketball practice here at UCM. I used a Canon 5D and 70-200 2.8L IS USm combo. Here is just a small sampling of the images I made.







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Goose TriptychHaving felt some flu like symptoms, I decided to get my mind off of it by taking some photographs. I am glad I did because it was a very productive night. I went to the local lakes on the edge of town and began searching. At first I was wondering if the clouds wouldn’t overcome the sun and it would turn into an overcast sunset. To my joy, the sun overcame the clouds to create a miraculous sunset. I always say that the best sunsets are those followed by storms or clouds. I was right. Well, I went to another lake after a few landscape shots and found the good stuff. Dozens of Canadian Geese were circling and landing on what is called Lion’s Lake. It was spectacular to see them fly with the wind, cup their wings, face into the wind, and gently glide to the water. Due to the low light conditions, I was forced to use long exposures. I knew what the outcome would be; impressionistic and painterly like photos. I loved it! The geese were very nervous with me there and began taking off shortly after landing. I never chased them to fly, they naturally and freely fled the area. With the fleeing geese came great sunset shots. I began composing some simple landscapes and then I created one panorama. I may share that on another day. I must go now, even though I am just getting warmed up. I must finish a few homework assignments before going to sleep. Have a great weekend.


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Reminants of Fall


Well, I believe fall is in full swing and that winter is following very shortly. As you can see from the image, the trees are clearing their branches of leaves and the water is sweeping them down the streams. I have a busy week but I hope to get out to “Red Rock Corner” maybe once. If not, don’t be alarmed, I will still upload photos. I have a few thousand in my library that would love to star on my blog. 🙂 Well, it has been a long weekend and will be an even longer week. I am off to bed, dreaming about the Canon 50D and my new 70-200mm lens that is in the mail as we speak.


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