Today’s post is about the Arch Rival Roller Girls 2012 Championships (Flickr link right there). They were held on April 28th at Chaifetz Arena in Saint Louis, MO. It was a notable night for many reasons and I am glad that I was able to be there for the bouts.
ARRG did a nice article about me. If you didn’t get here by following that link, you can go read it here.
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
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.
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.
Today’s post brings you August’s bouts and a word about lighting. First, the goods:
- Dogtown Rockets vs. South Grand Slammers
- ARRG vs. Sioux Falls
- ARRG All-Stars vs. Kansas City Roller Warriors
- St. Louis B-Keepers vs. Cowtown Butchers (with some junior derby)
- St. Lunachix vs. KCRW Plan B
And then, a word about lighting.
July’s bouts are in the bag. Here’s the goods:
Hi kids. I have been up to a ton of stuff recently. In no particular order:
- 2011 Brewhaha – St. Lunachix and Misc photos (May 21/22)
- 2011 Brewhaha – Arch Rival All Stars (May 21/22)
- St. Chux Derby Chix vs. So Ill Roller Girls (May 28th)
- ARRG vs North Star Roller Girls (June 11)
- GateKeepers vs. TC Terrors (June 11)
- Kittens vs. Cougars Expo (June 18th)
- South Grand Slammers vs. Riverfront Crimes (June 18th)
And, I have also learned a lot about how my camera works. Shocking, right? Well… not really. Continue reading
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