Toronto Criterium 1

Posted by Damon Schreiber (Toronto, Canada) on 2 June 2008 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

I'll be the first to admit that sports photography isn't really my 'thing'. But event photography is part of my job (whether i like it or not), and sometimes I do like to challenge myself and see what it would be like to cover an event like a bike race.

I guess that's meant to explain why (at least from a technical point of view) this image leaves a lot to be desired. My approach isn't that of a typical sports photographer - I was more interested in showing the motion of the riders than in showing who was winning. I did, however, learn a few things that I'll try to remember to apply next time try this.

Also, the race started at 7:30 in the evening, so the light was fading fast, and this made it hard to use high shutter speeds to freeze the motion. I'll post a few more from the race in the days that follow: images that struck me at least. But I know that Sports Illustrated won't be knocking on my door anytime soon.

[Market & Front, Toronto]

Pentax K10D
1/30 second
F/6.7
ISO 800
70 mm

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