There aren’t many events that celebrate spring fashion in Melbourne the way that Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup Carnival does. It is an event that attracts worldwide attention and is one of Melbourne’s most renowned fashion events of the year.
For those of you who like to stop and absorb the moment rather than let it pass by, photographing the races is a perfect opportunity to capture the excitement and fashion that Melbourne has to offer. From the Fashions on the field, street style, marquees and races, there is always an exciting moment to capture.
Photography has become my passion, so finding the right tools to help achieve my creative goals is very important. Canon has produced an amazing line of cameras for people starting out in photography to professionals shooting high-end campaigns. Over time as you become a better photographer, choosing the right camera to complement your skillset is very important.
I photographed Caulfield Cup with the 70D which is Canon’s intermediate level camera that has a 20.2-megapixel APS-C sensor. The 70D is a fantastic camera for shooting sporting and fashion events due to its innovative new autofocusing system that allows you to capture high quality images that are always in-focus. The 70D also has built in Wi-Fi which allows you to send images straight to your smart phone for instant uploading to your favourite social media networks. Canon made the 70D even more user friendly by incorporating a touch screen which allows you to swipe from one image to another in review mode progressing to pinch-zooming for checking image sharpness, and then eventually proceeding to taking more control over the camera via the screen.
The following image was taken with the Canon 70-300 F4-5.6L IS USM sports lens, which is a nice companion for 70D. It’s a great lens for capturing fast moving subjects due to its accurate new autofocusing system and image stabilisation. It’s also an ideal lens for shooting people from a distance as it allows you to capture candid photos without them looking posey.
When I need to photograph more of a scene, I will choose a wide angle lens such as the Canon 16-35 f/4L IS which is ideal for photographing groups of people. I will normally shoot between the 24mm-35mm focal range to avoid distorting my subject’s features.
One of my favourite go-to lenses for shooting street style is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM portrait lens, which is incredibly fast, compact, lightweight and affordable. The 50mm focal length approximates the field of view of the human eye so you shoot what you see. Using a prime lens like the Canon 50mm f/1.4 will make you a better photographer. Your eyes and your feet do the work of finding and framing your subject; while you train yourself to see better, concentrate and involve yourself. The Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens also produces lovely bokeh when shooting at wider apertures giving your images that dreamy look.
Being a photographer is about sharing your creativity and vision with the world. When you become a Canon owner you also become part of the international Canon community where you can learn from other enthusiasts.
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