I took a few poor images for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
2011 "Torch Relay" on Oct. 14. At least one is in today's blog entry in DeHaan Services
: "Records and Relays Before the 2011 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
"STWM 2011 Torch Relay (#2)" by Mike DeHaan
Actually, I had tried taking several images before and after this one; but the digital camera did not register them.
"STWM 2011 Torch Relay (#1)" by Mike DeHaan
Unfortunately this was the best image I captured.
Today's writing tip is about photography, for those times you want to take pictures to cover some event.
My prior experience in capturing images for articles has been with "still life". I could arrange some object, snap a photo, check the result and try again.
Today I had to point and click while people were working on their own schedule.
Writing Tip: Practice with the equipment and under trying conditions, before the main event. Know how to focus, zoom and take the pictures quickly.