Monday, August 19, 2019

That Time Clowney Needed Landing Gear

Jadeveon Clowney launches after Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray during third-quarter action in Columbia, on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

The interesting thing about this photograph is that Clowney is on his way down. 

His efforts helped the No. 6 Gamecocks embarrass the No. 5 Bulldogs 35-7.

(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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"The 2010 win over Alabama was incredible. The 2018 Outback Bowl was the greatest comeback ever. But this game is the best I've ever seen the Gamecocks play."   -Travis Bell

Sports Photography Tips - The Canon 80D and 300mm F/4 Lens

The Perfect Setup for Daylight Sports
  by Travis Bell

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If you want better pictures of your subject on the field, check out the Canon 80D and 300mm F/4 lens.

The 300mm F/4 lens turns into a 500mm when it's mounted on the 80D. 

With a 500mm lens, you can pull the action in close and the 80D's 7 frames-per-second is plenty to shoot sports action. 

The 300mm is light compared to other telephoto lenses and can be hand-held or supported with a monopod. 

Pricing, including camera and lens: 

New from Amazon: $2,350.00

Used from $1,450.00 

Ideal for: Baseball, Golf, Swimming, Soccer, Rugby, Football, Track

This camera/lens setup is ideal for those who have been photographing sports for several years and want better photographs. If you haven't been photographing sports for very long, consider the Canon 70-200 F/4 which becomes a 110-320mm on the 80D. A great setup for daylight sports. 

Remember, if someone hands you Jordan Spieth's golf club, that doesn't mean you're going to instantly make great golf shots. It's the same with photography. It takes practice. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Those Tinted Face Mask Shields

Back before they were outlawed, the Gamecocks wore tinted, face mask shields. The NCAA later banned the shields but wow, that was a solid look they had in 1996 when they entered to 2001 before the East Carolina game. 

(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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