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Circus Days

Since I was very young, I have been in love with everything about the circus. It was a natural that two of my favorite things should come together, so I started taking pictures whenever I went to the circus. It’s no different today, although after all these years, my technique has evolved to the point where I know what I want to do and how I want to do it.

When possible, I like to sit as close to the action as possible and usually do in a tented show, but when a circus plays a large arena, sometimes that is not possible. For this particular show I was quite a distance away … have a look.

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8
Focal length: 11 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

However, with a bit of care, the right lens, and proper technique, you can still get quite exciting shots.

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 122 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 135 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 300 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 122 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 195 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 300 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/3200 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 170 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 170 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 300 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/3200 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 300 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

 

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
ISO: 6400
Lens: Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Focal length: 270 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Preferred/Spot Metering
Nikon D7100
© Mark L. Fendrick

 

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