Entry number 101 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is from a roller-derby training night.

Roller derby
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Roller derby is back!

Had a great night last night photographing my first roller derby event is far too long.

The funniest part for me was it took a little while to shift the brain from “portrait” mode to “sports” mode. That’s probably why I always say “I’m not a sports photographer, I’m a sporttrait photographer.” Even in the midst of all the action, I’m still always looking for a portrait. Probably why I miss the occasional action shot as I’d put a great face ahead of great action every time.

Most derby photographers shoot wide (and understandably so) to capture all the action whereas I like to get in there, nice and tight and focus on an individual.

This really makes me wonder why SSRD have had me as their official photographer since 2014?

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But, it was so much fun to be back on the track and photograph these amazing people playing this amazing sport. I know my wife is ready and raring to play her interleague bout in 2 years and 5 months. 

The biggest decisions on my mind are whether to roll the derby into my primary photography brand. I do have a derby specific brand but it’s too much of a pain in the butt to manage them both. I have just under two weeks to decide. 

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for your time and your attention! I will see tomorrow you for the next post.



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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D850 | Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 112mm  | Settings: 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 1600 | When: Sunday April 10, 2022 | Where: Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
Cameras: Nikon D4s | Nikon D700 | Nikon D750 | Nikon D810 | Nikon D850 | Nikon Z6
Lenses: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED 
Lighting: ICElight
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