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Photography is all about telling a story


I wrote this post for my other blog over at F-Stop Warehouse but it works just as well here too! So here's a straight cut and paste. 

In the spirit of photography, this of course being a camera accessory (and other cool stuff) store, and the fact that, by a stroke of shear coincidence, I happen to be a photographer, I will, from time to time post tips and tricks, fun facts or just a photo for the fun of it!

So to kick things off, I shall start with a blurry image!  Why on earth would I do that? Well it's to make the point that photography is all about telling a story. It is NOT about the technical aspects of a photograph, although they have their place.

In this image, Cal Crutchlow separated from his bike and became acquainted with the runoff at Phillip Island. He had a tumultuous year last year in MotoGP, from sliding on his backside and taking 5th at the Island to podium at Argentina taking him to the top in the world ranking – Cal was the first Brit to lead the standings since Barry Sheene.

The image is part of a series but on its own, as blurry as it is, it tells a story. And that's what makes a good image.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 21: Cal Crutchlow (GBR) riding the #35 LCR Honda's Honda crashes on T4 during qualifying for 2017 Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at 2017 Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix , Australia on October 21 2017.

Camera: Canon 7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 200-400 f/4 L USM EXT
390mm / 1/320s / f8 / ISO 125