söndag 31 augusti 2014

American Football, Jönköping Spartans - Limhamn Griffins

Last "Football" game for this season here in Sweden.
Sadly i wasn't able to shoot the whole game.
Still learning more about this sport.
One thing is for sure. I love it.

lördag 30 augusti 2014

Crawling on a "catwalk" (Hockey "remote" Sweden - Finland).

Todays work started 7.30 in the morning.
To be able to set up a "roof remote" i had to do that before anybody entered the ice.
Dropping anything from a height more than 20 meters above the ice can cause serious injuries. Thus a liability insurance are needed. And the use of "safety cables". I.E. three steel wires. On the attached to the "friction arm" (Used to attach the camera).
One attached to the lens (using a hose clamp), and one attached to the body. Attached by cable ties.
To be able to get the camera in the "roof" a placed it on the "catwalk". Which literally meant crawling on that catwalk.

All together it was a really long day.
Though it was worth it. Here in Sweden, the major league (SHL) has regulations.
That only allows "host photographers" to use "remotes".
Therefore i don´t know when i will be able to do this again...
I do hope that they learn from IIHF and NHL and change that in the future.

fredag 29 augusti 2014

Soccer derby - the remote that "died". (Husqvarna - J-södra).

When using a "remote". It´s really important to never ever rely on getting anything at all from it. I have used a "camera" i.e. "body" that has been "living on overtime". I.e. I have known that it would break down sooner or later. It happened today. It worked during the whole game. And "died" just after the game ended.
Not a big deal. Still having three working "bodies". But it means that it was the only time I've used two "main bodies" and two "remotes". And won´t be able to do that for a while.