**Now, I realize that shooting a digital point-and-shoot and DSLR are two completely different schools of photography (Let us pray for those still shooting film). Still, other than creative control, the results are similar enough. **
After meeting a few photographers at VCU, I became inspired to meet more FIRST photographers and maybe even create a small CD community of photographers. Thus, the following:
For you photographers out there, tell a little about yourselves:
How prominent is your role as a photographer on your team?
What do you use?
What subjects are you good at shooting? (Robots on field, Candids, group photos, etc.)
What subjects do you prefer to shoot?
When at competitions, where do you shoot from?
Anything you’d like tips with?
EDIT: WILL YOU BE IN ATLANTA?
(Any other things you’d like add)
With that done, I’ll start.
When not doing anything at competition or in the shop, I take photos on my own. Otherwise, unless I’ve been told to go take photos of things, I work on the robot. Robot First, Camera Second.
I share my equipment with me dad, so I’ve got plenty of gear that stays at home (macro lenses, etc.), but the following I’m planning to bring to Atlanta: 2 Digital Rebel XTs, Tamron 28-75 f2.8, Canon 70-200 f4, Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4, Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6, 420EX Speedlite, 4-5 gigs of memory. As you can tell, I’m taking this perhaps too seriously.
At VCU, I shot candids on and off the field, as well as action on the field. As the competition went on, I got better at shooting action on field as I learned good angles and such. In the pits, mostly documentary and candid, just like in the shop.
I prefer candids and candid portraiture. Frankly, a non-moving robot tends to be quite boring. However, people at a FIRST competition or during build season…not quite the same story.
As for tips, I just want to meet fellow photographers on CD. Here’s my Flickr. I’ve got a dedicated “Robotics” photoset. Feel free to look through the rest, of course.
Well, lets see where this thread goes. I seem to have a knack for starting threads like this that flop.