High School photographer uses Canon EOS 5D Mark II for sports

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Last night, using the new ‘chat with us' feature on the planet5D sites (you'll find it in the lower right hand corner of the page), I had a really fun chat with a planet5D reader who's doing some good stuff with his Canon EOS 5D Mark II. And after a while of chatting, I found out Josh Linsey (@joshuael on Twitter) is only a sophomore in high school!

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We talked about how he is doing sports photography with Nikon and is moving to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and is working for a local sports magazine. I really enjoyed his slideshow and discussion of a recent basketball tournament he shot. I urge you to watch the slideshow to see the kind of really professional images he's shooting.

“I tried something new, that I would never even think about doing at a regular high school basketball game. Through out the tournament I would jump from my corner spot on the court, to stand up next to the right side of the goal, holding my 5D Mark II with the 16-35 Lens over my head looking down from the top of the goal and just firing away hoping I get something great from it. You can see what came from this by checking out photo #52 in the slideshow above. I’m sure anyone paying attention to what I was doing was wondering why I was jumping up and down next to that goal.”

And he's moving into video as well.. a nice spot he's done for the magazine:

Here, Josh put together a fusion of stills and video for his church showing a recent volunteer event.

This high schooler is doing a lot! Thanks for popping into the chat Josh – it was a pleasure to meet you!

(Photo credit: snap from Josh's slide show)



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