Mike Moran

How long have you been shooting sport?

I have been shooting sideline for eight to ten years.

 I can’t actually remember how long. I have covered a range, from major sports such as rugby (both 15s and 7s), soccer, basketball

and netball, through to much smaller sports such as skateboarding and rollerblading.

What attracted you to sports photography? When I was given the opportunity to shoot sport ลาวสามัคคี

I discovered that I enjoyed the challenge of capturing the contest, and the elation and emotion of the event.

Who do you shoot for? I shoot for a Wellington-based photo service, run by Dave Lintott, with the images being sold to teams for use on websites and social media.

Depending on the use I will receive between 50 and 75% of the proceeds from each image used. What are your thoughts on gear?

Make sure you have a reasonably fast lens, rather than worrying about the bodies.

You will still get good images out of a reasonable budget-priced camera when you pair it with fast glass. I prefer primes to zooms.

What lenses do you use? I mainly shoot on 300mm f5.6 and am working towards a 400mm F2.8 prime.

I have also shot with 500mm and 800mm lenses although the latter was very difficult to use.

With whatever lens it is important to keep checking your exposure to keep the shutter speed up.

I use ISO to achieve this. When you started you had more kit gear. Did you get much stick from the other photographers at the stadium?

It did happen at the start, but once they saw what I could shoot with my gear, they shut up. Also, in recent years more people have been using smaller lenses from other systems.

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