Practice makes perfect.

Dec 15, 2010 at 15:11
by declan lepage keefe  

So, it’s been roughly a year and a half now since i picked up my first digital slr and started snapping away. I never thought of having the ambition to be a professional photographer in my lifetime but it is one which is arising quickly and each day I’m more eager to accomplish that. In this article I have posted some of my pictures I have taken throughout the year showing local places and events which have taken place to recap on some good memories. Since I have started photography I usually have the habit of taking my camera around just to get the rite photo if one pops up, but if necessary I always have a little ride to.

I first started with a canon 400d which i picked up pretty cheaply in a clearance sale. i never actually got to read the manual, I’m really lazy like that, but i taught myself how to use an SLR just by experimenting and the odd bit of research now and then. i started taking photos of mates riding and as they were progressing so was i and i started to get really into it i learnt how to combine the physics with the camera to get the best out of what i had. if you work with your camera and you know how to use it inside out you need little equipment to create a decent photo, but practice like anything is the key thing and if your that committed to something you will try harder every time.

Currently i am using a canon 550d a stock 18-55 canon lens and a 55-250 telescopic lens lowest versionSo, it’s been roughly a year and a half now since i picked up my first digital slr and started snapping away. I never thought of having the ambition to be a professional photographer in my lifetime but it is one which is arising quickly and each day I’m more eager to accomplish that. In this article I have posted some of my pictures I have taken throughout the year showing local places and events which have taken place to recap on some good memories. Since I have started photography I usually have the habit of taking my camera around just to get the rite photo if one pops up, but if necessary I always have a little ride to.

I first started with a canon 400d which i picked up pretty cheaply in a clearance sale. i never actually got to read the manual, I’m really lazy like that, but i taught myself how to use an SLR just by experimenting and the odd bit of research now and then. i started taking photos of mates riding and as they were progressing so was i and i started to get really into it i learnt how to combine the physics with the camera to get the best out of what i had. if you work with your camera and you know how to use it inside out you need little equipment to create a decent photo, but practice like anything is the key thing and if your that committed to something you will try harder every time.

Currently i am using a canon 550d a stock 18-55 canon lens and a 55-250 telescopic lens lowest version
This was taken using my canon 400d with my 55-250 lens no with flash.
Location:at bike radar live 2010
Rider: Chris Kovarik

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This was also taken using no flash and a 55-250 lens.
Location:Swinley forest.
Rider: Tom Reynolds

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This was taken using the flash and 55-250 lens.
Location:Swinley forest
Rider: Jordan Donovan

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This picture was taken at bike radar this year when i used my 400d with no flash and the 55-250 lens again this photo is probably one of my favorite.
Rider: Daryl Brown

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Using 55-250 lens and no flash
Location: Wisley
Rider: Jordan Donovan


Now i could honestly go on for ever as i have a lot of photos i took with my 400d but to finish things of, here is some of my most recent ones.

Taken with my canon 550d using 55-250 lens
Location:secret
Rider:Ryan Nangle

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Taken using canon 550d using 18-55 lens
Location:Random woods
Rider:Chris Cockrill

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Taken using canon 550d 18-55 lens
Location:Wisley
Rider:Jordan Donovan

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Taken using canon 550d 18-55 lens
Location:Wisley
Rider:Jordan Donovan

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Taken using canon 550d 55-250 lens
Location:Secret
Rider:Ryan nangle

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Taken using canon 550d 55-250 lens
Location:Secret
Riders:Ryan Nangle and Tom Reynolds.

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Taken using canon 550d 18-55 lens
Location:Wisley
Rider:Jordan Donovan

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I have loads more pics so please check them out! i will leave links below i hope this hasn't wasted any of your valuable riding time thanks for reading and best of wishes to all,

Declan lepage keefe

http://www.lepagephotography.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/declanlepage/

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2 Comments

  • + 1
 great blog man. I've been watching your recent work, you got some really good photos!
I also bought an SLR camera six months ago, started shooting photos of my friends for fun, and slowly slowly I realised that I want to be a professional photographer.
so, how's your photography went since you wrote this blog? working with magazines and stuff?
  • + 1
 Nice blog Dec, some crisp shots there Wink

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