Peering and searching through the internet while gazing and drooling over beautiful websites from photographers all over the world made me realize how my own website was a bit lacking in ease of use. I've made a few changes and will continue to hone the design of GavinBakerPhotography over the next few weeks. Take a fresh look around and see what you think. Enjoy
So yes, I did miss a month, and I apologize, but sometimes life gets in the way. This photo was taken along the river walk in Philadelphia and it is of some Cherry Blossoms. The introduction of Spring feels delayed here in the Northeast this year so hopefully with the flowering of the Cherry Trees, Winter is safely behind us. Get outside and breath in the fresh air! (after taking your allergy medication of choice). Click here for the high resolution image of this desktop, and please share as much as you would like.
Here's the next installment in desktop calendars! Free for you! Just follow this link to be taken to the High Resolution downloadable jpg so you can take this picture with you wherever you go. Share and enjoy! High Resolution February 2017 calendar
I find Hockey to be one of the hardest sports to photograph for a few reasons. First and foremost the speed. That puck just flies, and in what can seam totaly random directions. Second, locations. All photographer spots are assigned at the Wells Fargo Center. For a game I am usually assigned to 3 different places, one for each period. Often I am on the first level (concourse) with a big lens. Which has the advantage of being able to photograph about %75 of the action on the ice. The remaining quarter happens to low so the glass/boards covers the action, but this is where you would want to be to make sure you capture the winning goal. There is a spot that I like on floor level behind (but just to the side of) the goal. The catch is that I have to photograph through the glass. This sounds easy, but it's very tricky because of the way the glass interacts with the camera. The glass is very thick (to save people from high speed pucks and crashing players) so and angle between the lens of the camera and the glass distorts the images and creates strange coloring. Even keeping the camera perpendicular to the glass means only having a limited distance range that the camera can focus correctly, which is about 3 yards in front of the wall out to the blue line (roughly). Any further then that and it's just chance if the camera gets a crisp in focus image. Lastly there are a few holes around the rink that are specifically designed for photographers. These are the best places to capture dramatic hockey pictures. These are the spots I crave. They are given first to the senior members and senior photography companies, so I might get one hole per game for a period. I try to make the most of it when (and if) it happens. Well that's enough of me whining. Please enjoy my top picks from 2016.