Remote saves the day

One of the most frustrating things about shooting football (soccer) is when a goal is scored and you are completely blocked from getting the shot (ie: a player or referee is directly between your shooting position and the scorer) – it happened to me yesterday, but I got away with it because of my remote.

The picture above shows what I saw, but despite not being able to get a photograph of the goal from where I was I kept shooting in the hope that my remote would catch something and I got lucky – see after the jump.

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Calum Elliot

24 year old striker Calum Elliot joins Dundee on loan from Hearts

24 year old striker Calum Elliot joins Dundee on loan from Hearts

Shot signing pics of Hearts striker Calum Elliot as he joined Dundee on a month’s loan, he’s been out injured for a while and is desperate to get back playing. Hopefully he’ll be running my way after scoring this afternoon – More pics at

thanks sparky

It’s taken me a year and a half to teach this young man to run towards me when he scores goals, and just when he gets it right the bugger will be off to the Black Country this week – remember to look after the photographers who cover you every week when you score your first Premiership goal Sparky – And when you come back to play for Scotland make sure you run my way – thanks for the last eighteen months, it’s been a pleasure photographing you.

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Dundee's Leigh Griffiths dons a Wolves strip thrown to him by fans after Dundee v Falkirk, IRN BRU Scottish Football League First Division at Dens Park. Griffiths is expected to sign for the Premiership club this week


Ghetto remote

Gary Harkins scores from the penalty spot - Dundee v Raith Rovers - shot with 'ghetto remote' Yongnuo RF-602 wireless flash trigger

Been wanting to try out a remote camera for a while and after buying a Yongnuo RF-602 wireless flash trigger last week I found that it can also be used to trigger a remote camera so tried it out as Dundee played Raith Rovers at Dens Park. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked. I wasn’t expecting to get Pocket Wizard performance but it seemed to work flawlessly.

Transmitter went on the Canon 40D I was using to shoot goalmouth action (with 70-200mm F2.8L) and receiver on my Canon 30D which was placed on a tripod behind the goalnet, had a kit lens (18-55mm at F4 and 18mm). There’s a cable which goes from the receiver to the shutter release socket on the camera.

Above is Dundee’s second goal shot with the remote and after the jump you can see it from the angle I saw.

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