5 Quick Sports Photography Tips with Patrick Murphy Racey

All images by Patrick Murphy Racey. Used with permission.

Photographer Patrick Murphy Racey has been shooting sports for many years now and has a whole load of incredible tips that he can offer. We’ve previously featured a video on how he lights basketball games, but as we all know, sports photography is a whole lot more than just lighting. Patrick is a Sony Artisan, and uses the company’s cameras and lenses to shoot photos that keep wow’ing editors.

After the jump, we feature a short video aimed at beginners featuring Patrick’s tips on how he shoots sports photos.

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Ezra Ng’s Women of Our Lives is “A Quiet Celebration of a Woman’s Sexuality”

All images by Ezra Ng. Used with permission.

Photographer Ezra Ng calls “Women of Our Lives” an effortless expression of modern femininity. “Women in this series are introduced, with a sense of the aesthetic from the present, but imbued with an eternal, pronounced character of dignity, poise, and above all, serenity,” says Ezra. “The reinforcement of the idea that beauty owes its colour to the trillion swatches and characters on the spectrum. And in the present, they are carried out through the wonders of subtlety, and individuality.”

Ezra calls it a quiet celebration of a woman’s sexuality. It isn’t objectified or hidden according the opinion or restraints of others.

“Highlighting the gentle flair, the unmistakable grace, and ethereality of each woman in the series. Brought to life with their charm, style and captivating beauty.”

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A Short Conversation with Florian “Doc” Kaps about Instant Film

Analog photography has made a comeback in big ways–with digital photography making things less personal and more fleeting there’s obviously a need and want for something that’s truly an original. Companies like The Impossible Project, Lomography, and others are doing well. And a new book by Florian “Doc” Kaps called Polaroid looks to give us the history and story of the medium.

Mr. Kaps and his team were adamant about preventing Polaroid’s extinction in 2008 with The Impossible Project, and in this book he collects over 250 Polaroids to tell the story of the medium. From Edwin Land’s development of instant film in the 1940s to its resurgence today, Doc explores Polaroid’s influence on visual culture through found portraits, anthropology, erotica, fashion, and fine art.

And more importantly: the inventor of the Polaroid was actually a woman.

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The Kingdom: On Black and White Film, and Finding a Home

We recently asked new Staff Contributor James Moreton to discuss his project The Kingdom, how he became interested in photography and why black and white film?

The Kingdom is a project based in the area of Northern Ireland where I now call home. Dalriada was an ancient Gaelic over-kingdom that stretched from the Glens of Antrim right up to Argyll and Lochaber in Scotland – at that time it was easier for people to cross the sea between Ireland and Scotland than to cross the hills over the land. For me personally, this project is a reaction to finally finding a place to call home; when I was 21 I had lived in 21 different places – so I am a bit of a nomad! When I moved here the landscape fascinated and intrigued me and I wanted to try and take a snapshot of my local community. I have a strong creative streak and desire to express myself, usually through photography, and this felt like a decent backbone to a series of pictures.

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Thomas Leuthard Uses the Kodak Ektra for Street Photography

Street Photographer Thomas Leuthard recently collaborated with Kodak on a special video using the Kodak Ektra–the company’s newest smartphone they’re billing as being perfect for the professional photographer. Thomas demos some of the newest features like Smart Auto but also showcases that the phone has modes like manual where the photographer can manually control the shutter speed, ISO, white balance, etc.

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