STARS ON ICE – VICTORIA

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I never get tired of taking photos. There is always something I have never done and tonight it was photographing Stars on Ice. I have photographed many hockey games in my time but Stars on Ice was more like shooting a concert with lots of action. There were four photographers on hand, we all met at the Media Gate and escorted to our spot. Front row and centre behind the Victoria Royals players bench. We were instructed that we were allowed to photograph 3 routines and then vacate. I really had no idea what setting to use. I just knew I wanted to freeze the skaters. I went with 1/640 of sec to start. I have shot live stage performances and with the stage lights at 1600 ISO so I used that as my starting point. First to perform was the entire ensemble of skaters. This was the perfect time to dial in my settings. I was pretty close right from the start and played around with the ISO.

An enthusiastic crowd was on hand to many of Canada‚Äôs Olympic Team Medalist, including Patrick ChanKaetlyn Osmond and MeaganDuhamel & Eric Radford; plus Canadian iconsKurt Browning and Elvis Stojko, Olympic Medalist Evgenia Medvedeva, three-time World Medalists Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje, two-time Canadian Champion Nam Nguyen and seven-time Canadian Medalists Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier!