a photoblog by ben fredman

Saturday, September 19, 2009

friday night iPhone

I still find myself on a high school football field on the occasional Friday night. Instead of shooting on deadline for a paper, I'm organizing and delving out cameras, advice and inspiration for my students.

We are waiting for long glass, two 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses for the students to use. For now, they're using kit lenses on Nikon D40's...hardly ideal for shooting action on the football field. However, I'm a fan of looking away from the obvious, to more subtle aspects of sports, and all stories for that matter. It's interesting, open to seeing. In addition, I'm explaining the idea that it's not the camera or lens you use but the things you see. So I goofed off for a half with my iPhone...showing my students along the sidelines, in hope of inspiration, the things I was seeing with my phone.


William DeShazer said...

I hope that students learned a valuable lesson from this set of photos man. It looks great. I hope you're doing well. We should catch up soon.

Adam said...

This is tight dude, I wish there were Iphone's around when I was in high school. Teach them well sir.

Drew said...

Not bad at all man! When in doubt get low! Sounds like the teaching gig is treating you well.

photographer italy said...

You gave them the most important lesson...gear can be useful, but you need the eye more than everything else, you need the ability to look..

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Martin said...

Come back teaching at Lakewood Mr. Fredman, its not the same without you!!


I am a freelance photographer and educator specializing in documentary, editorial and travel photography based in St. Petersburg FL.
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