Hi all, following up from my last post about the derby dolls. I got to cover some of the roller derby action yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately the dolls had a late bout so I ended up shooting the Sydney Snipers against the Wollongong Steel City. It was in the Five By Five event at Whitlam Leisure Centre.
It was the first time I had the privledge of shoot derby action before, even though I have covered it with set up shots before. It is some rad fun. I stood at turn one with a bunch of other shooters talking about the sport and photographic.
Talk about keen, these guys can travel all around shooting this sport. On to gear, I thought we were pretty kitted out. There was one dude that had flash kit with multiple triggers, four cameras, welded metal camera case. Man. I was jealous.
Back to the derby, the action was rough, fast, and dangerous. One lady came off injured, it was good seeing that everyone takes a knee when that happens.
Many way if any of you et a chance to check it out please do so. Super fun night it would be.
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