Thanks, ARRG!

ARRG did a nice article about me. If you didn’t get here by following that link, you can go read it here.

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2011 WFTDA Championships

Gotham Girls under the lights

I was lucky enough to attend Continental Divide & Conquer – the 2011 WFTDA Championships.  The venue was great and the photos were great too.  I even had one of my photos run in the New York Daily News.  I did get a small gallery of “artistic” shots when they dropped the lights.  Other than that I have a few photos from most of the bouts – wasn’t on the floor for all of them, but pretty close.  If nothing else, you should go to a huge tournament like this to meet people and see the highest end derby there is.

Links to the individual bouts after the break.  Continue reading

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North Central Photo Wrapup

Here are the rest of the North Central photo sets:

It was a great tournament!  Naptown were great hosts.  And Marc LeBryk is a genius for renting out lights in the ceiling.  That is all.

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September bouts and venue lighting solutions!

The Kills (Bevo and Gnat King) celebrate a Slammers championship

The Kills (Bevo and Gnat King) celebrate a Slammers championship

And now, September’s bouts along with why people use off-camera lighting.

And here’s why we all like the off-camera flash now.

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August bouts and venue lighting frustrations, argh!

Today’s post brings you August’s bouts and a word about lighting.  First, the goods:

And then, a word about lighting.

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July bouts

Downtown Dallis takes Party Foul to the mat.

July’s bouts are in the bag.  Here’s the goods:

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Oh, June… and learn how your damn camera works.

Hi kids.  I have been up to a ton of stuff recently.  In no particular order:

And, I have also learned a lot about how my camera works.  Shocking, right?  Well… not really. Continue reading

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But we’re a small company!

So I have been approached in the past by various groups for use of images in advertising, or books, or whatever. The original thought I had was hey – let me check with the league and if they want to do it, great! Exposure! Woo hoo!

(Note that this doesn’t apply to people that want to use something on facebook, or in a tribute video, or for a funny caption contest on their facebook page, or stuff like that.  If that’s what you’re doing, no problem!  You aren’t the target market for this post!)

My thinking has changed a bit though. With all the good stuff about being helpful and whatnot in mind, I am starting to run into a certain wall with respect to un(der)compensated use of images – and I think the people that are in those images (generally skaters) should be thinking about some of the same things. Continue reading

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Happy birthday, D700

Just a quick side note.  One year ago today I got my Nikon D700.  It’s served me well. :)

 

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Hurry up! (and February travel bouts)

Wrecking Bill says howdy

First, the good news:  a selection from February’s travel bouts are finally up (because I am a slacker):

And the bad news:  they took a while.  So hey, let’s talk about why!

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