Seasons Beatings 2012

Seasons Beatings 2012

[Show picture list] Last weekend I traveled down to Richmond, VA to two reasons: (1) to show support for a friend who just started skating on a Roller Derby team – this was her first showing and (2) to take pictures of course. I didn’t know exactly what to expect photography wise as I have never shot an event like this before.  Typically the people I shoot are either standing still or are slow moving – walking down a hall, or within a classroom.  Shooting people skating around an oval quickly and, almost,maniacally bunched up or solo is not what I an used to.  With a wide aperture and fast shutter speed I was able to capture moments of the bouts.  While the shutter was fast enough, my focusing was not as quick on the draw as I would have liked.   However, I have learned from this outing and know better for next time.  Just like with any event, the more you shoot and learn the better you...