Category: Dallas Mavericks

The GIF shenanigans continue at Mavs Media Day

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Hi all:

I was assigned to shoot the Dallas Mavericks media day this year and decided to keep playing around with animated GIF’s. It ended up being kind of a fun challenge, and gives our folks down in SportsDay some digital content to play with on social media and some other places.

For the technical geeks out there, I ended up using continuous lights to pull this off — specifically some Kino Flo LED lights that we have for video productions. They were kind of a pain to lug out to the American Airlines Center (and then down to the practice court). But, the ambient lighting in the practice area is AWFUL, so I knew I needed to do something on my own to make this work.

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As you can see the LED lights, while plenty bright, didn’t quite overpower the ambient in there, which created some weird color cast issues when I shot at higher shutter speeds to freeze action better. That’s one of the reasons I ended up switching the images to grayscale. Also, it knocked the file sizes down some. And also … all the cool kids are doing it.

Also, everything was short on a Canon 1D-X with a 24-70 (II) lens, usually somewhere about 250-640 shutter speed, 2.8 aperture at 640 ISO. People tell me I should post the technical details of how I make pictures, which is how that last sentence happened.

So anyway, hope you enjoy these, and thanks for your time.

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Wesley Matthews

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Deron Williams

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Dirk Nowitzki

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A.J. Hammons

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Andrew Bogut

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Justin Anderson

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Quincy Acy

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Harrison Barnes

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J.J. Barea

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Seth Curry

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Devin Harris

February 2016

Dallas Stars left wing Patrick Sharp (10) looks back as Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) and goalie Tuukka Rask can’t keep his shot from ending up in the net during the first period of their game Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News)

 

Another month in the books. This is also the last complete month I’ll work nights (on this go-round of the rotation), so it’s predictably full of night-time things like sports, concerts, food reviews and so forth. Starting this month I’ll transition back to days, and those kinds of assignments (features, news, portraits). Continue reading

PHOTOS — January 2016

Hi all:

Here are some photos from January of this year. Actually a handful from December 31, because, you know, why not. Continue reading

2014 Year in Review

Trace Greer (right) carries his exhausted brother Judson Greer after the Melissa, Texas siblings crossed the finish line together in the half marathon during the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News)
Trace Greer (right) carries his exhausted brother Judson Greer after the Melissa, Texas siblings crossed the finish line together in the half marathon during the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News)

Over the years I’ve sort of set the expectation that I’d do something goofy with my “favorite photos of the year” post. One time I drew them all in crayon; another I turned them in to animated gifs; a few times I posted my “worst published” images of the year. This year I’m taking a break from all that. Continue reading

Novemberish images

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (left) and center Tyson Chandler pause for the National Anthem before their game against the Utah Jazz Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News)
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (left) and center Tyson Chandler pause for the National Anthem before their game against the Utah Jazz Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News)

Hey all:

I thought it was about time to post some recent work. I’m just getting back on the day shift after working nights for the last six weeks or so. Continue reading