Jermaine Jenas, Cesc Fàbregas & Younes Kaboul

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  • rajyrajy 5y

    Hi, I like your photos, I was wondering how you managed to get your camera in? Do they not stop you taking it in because it looks professsional? Also, how do you manage to take your shots without people's heads getting in the way and what lens do you use to get such close-ups? Many Thanks,

  • Ronnie Macdonald PRO 5y


    Thanks, glad you like them! No probelm taking the camera in but the stewards sometimes tell you to put it away, so I try not to be obvious. The Arsenal/Spurs photos were taken from row 17 but it's best to get closer to ground level. I sometimes get heads in but either clone them out with Elements if it's at the edge, or the photo's wasted! Have a look under Actions>EXIF info for any photo and it will tell you exposure details including focal length. I bring a 75-300 zoom becaaus its' too obvious. Oh and I use a fast shutter speed and a high ISA. The photos are almost all cropped in Elements to tidy them up.

    Hope that's useful!

  • rajyrajy 5y

    Thanks very much, that's great. I'm on the top tier and rather short so always get heads in the way for anything exciting!
  • Gooner Chris 4y

    Great pics Ronnie. I'm always worried that i'll be refused entry. i assume your saying you DON'T bring a 75-300 zoom to the match. The EXIF data gives no lens info - what was it 4 this match?
    Many thanks and up the Arse!

  • Ronnie Macdonald PRO 4y

    Yes I took the 75-300 lens. The EXIF data says that this was at 240mm but you're right it doesn't say what lens. It's not a huge lens and I don't have the hood on. If you sit back between people, say on row 4 or back from that you should not get noticed. I've never been refused entry even when the stewards have seen my camera. This is becasue it's OK to take photos before kick off. Sometimes they tell you that. If I get "caught" they just tell you to put the camera away, which I do. Many stewards don't really bother anyway! The last photos I took were at the Barca game, upstairs on the 24th row miles from the pitch with a G9, so no problem there!!

  • Gooner Chris 4y

    thanks for that Ronnie, shame about yesterdays result.......must keep the faith !
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