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Author: Scott Slingsby

Shots on Goal: Bruins Preseason Goalie Masks

With seven goalies invited to the Boston Bruins training camp this season there was ample opportunity to get a few good shots of some masks.  Manny Fernandez is no longer sharing goaltending duties with Tim Thomas, so competition was wide open for a backup goaltender. Some of this years invitees that I shot were Dany Sabourin, Adam Courchaine, Michael Hutchinson and of course Tim Thomas. Dany Sabourin Dany had a good preseason and was in the running for backup goalie with Tuukka Rask but was recently sent to the Bruins AHL affiliate,  Providence Bruins. Matt Dalton Matt has also been assigned to the Providence Bruins. Michael Hutchinson Michael was returned to his junior team on 9/20/09 Tim Thomas As training camp winds down it appears Tuukka Rask will be the backup to Tim Thomas. I was unable to get a good close up of Tuukka’s mask so if any of our readers have a good shot, please feel free to send it in.  We’d love to publish that and any other goalie mask you might...

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Shots on Goal: Goalie Photography

A New Season Begins With Summer fading fast and Fall on the horizon it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming hockey season. This means for me it’s time to find my wool hat and socks and a thin pair of gloves so I can operate my camera and still feel my hands at the end of the night. I’m planning to shoot a number of college games this season to include Army, Air Force, Holy Cross and Bentley to name a few. I’d also like to expand my coverage to some womens college hockey, the AHL and the occasional NHL game. With two weeks of vacation planned this winter I should be able to accomplish a quite a few of these goals. This is the time of the year when the NHL teams open up their training camps, so I took some time this week and attended  the first Boston Bruins’ practice. The Bruins opened up the TD Bank Garden to the public free of charge. I must say it was quite a pleasure to shoot in a warm, well-lit rink with photographers’ holes in the glass. It just doesn’t get any better than that for me. Tim Thomas, 2009 Vezina trophy winner, was in good form and looked to be having a lot fun during the first practice session. Photo Tip: Camera Policy Before you pack up...

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Shots on Goal: Goalie Photography

Which of these look like your hockey photos? Setting your white balance manually plays a large part of getting  professional quality hockey photographs. Read on to learn more about what white balance is, how it affects your photography, and most importantly some key tips on how to set it in an arena White Balance/ Color Temperature Hockey can be one of the toughest sports to photograph due to difficult lighting, dirty plexiglass and cold temperatures. So over the next few weeks I’d like to share my techniques that I’ve learned over the past couple of  years. My goal whether I’m shooting hockey or any other sport is to get the exposure correct in the camera the first time so I don’t have to do a lot of post processing when I get home. If I’ve done everything correctly all I have to do is straighten my horizons, crop and sharpen the image. An important part of getting the exposure correct is understanding the role color temperature plays in setting the white balance. Light Color Temperature What are we doing when we change the white balance  in the camera? We are identifying what the color white is under the current lighting condition.  Our eyes are able to adjust to different color temperatures because we’ve taught our brains what white looks like under different types of light, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent. The...

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Shots on Goal:Goalie Photography

Goalie Masks: Photo Tip Part of the fun of shooting a hockey game for me is capturing the the detail of the goalie’s mask. Those of you who are frequent readers of InGoal Magazine have seen the articles that David has written on these artists. Their attention to detail is phenomenal. One of my goals when I get to the rink is is to capture these masks and detail on film. I try to get to the rink at least 30-45 minutes before the game starts for a couple of reasons. This for me is the time I adjust my camera settings, white balance/color temperature, aperture, shutter speed and ISO for the lighting in the rink. I’ll expand on my techniques that I use in future articles but for now I’ll focus on how like get my mask pictures. By arriving early I can catch the goalies warming up. While one is in net the other one or two goalies are usually standing along the boards waiting their turn. This is how I captured Canicius goalie Andrew Lowen. Another way I have been able to get a good mask shot is to watch the goalie when play has stopped. Sometimes they will leave the crease and skate over to the boards and skate back to the crease. I saw Mercyhurst goalie Ryan Zapolski doing this one night and got...

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Shots on Goal: Goalie Photography

With hockey season pretty much winding down  I thought I’d start posting some of my favorite goalie pictures I shot this past season. We have been a long time supporter of Army Hockey because my wife is a graduate of the Academy. I try to get out there at least once a year to shoot a game. This year’s game was a special one because it was senior night and goalie Josh Kassel’s last game at West Point. After graduating, Josh is on his way to Ft Rucker Alabama to learn to fly helicopters. Josh stopped 19 of 22 shots as Army skated to a 3-3 tie with the AIC Yellow Jackets. Here’s Josh making one of his 19 saves. f3.2 @ 1/500,  ISO 2500 I was also able to capture a penalty shot sequence with Army forward Mike Hull scoring on AIC goalie Tom Fenton. f3.2 @ 1/640 ISO 2500 Just click on the pictures to view all the photos from the...

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