Two Minute Tips with David Bergman

David BergmanDavid Bergman was recently named a Canon Explorer of Light, a prestigious group comprising some of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world. Since 2010, he has worked as Bon Jovi’s tour photographer and has covered over 200 shows in 30 countries on six different continents. Some of his most prolific work includes shots of President Obama’s first inaugural speech, a 20,000 megapixel image produced for Canon at a Yankees game, 13 Sports Illustrated covers and more. With images published in Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek, People, Entertainment Weekly, Blender, Kerrang, USA Today and The New York Times among other esteemed publications, David has carved out a reputation for himself as a master of the craft with many notable accolades in his portfolio.

two minute tips

Join New York based music and sports photographer David Bergman in this exciting new series Two Minute Tips with David Bergman. He will cover a wide range of fun, unique topics including when to shoot kneeling down, the many uses of gaffer tape, who to make friends with when covering an event, and many, many more.

 

Stop Sandy Sensors

In this episode David explains how to keep your camera sensors clean and safe from dust and sand.

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Canon EOS Camera Body Cap R-F-3
Canon Rear Lens Cap E
Giottos Rocket Air Blaster
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Body
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM (Image Stabilized) Zoom Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Zoom Lens
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM AutoFocus Wide Angle Lens

 

Long Lens Tips

In this episode David gives his Do’s and Don’ts when photographing a concert. Don’t be that guy!

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Canon 5DS R DSLR Camera Body
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens
Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
Alpine Hearing Protection PartyPlug Earplugs with Travelbox

 

Long Lens Tips

In this episode David explains how to properly handle monster telephoto lenses as well as long lenses in general.

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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Image Stabilizer AutoFocus Telephoto Lens
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM with Built-in Extender 1.4x Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM (Image Stabilized) Zoom Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens
Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
Gitzo GM5561T Series 5 Traveler Monopod
AquaTech Tripod Leg Pad
Domke Gripper Camera Strap, 1″” with Swivel Quick Release

 

Better Battery Behavior

In this episode David explains how he keeps his battery assortment ready to go at all times.

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Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
Canon 2 Pack Speedlite 600EX-RT Bundle with Transmitter ST-E3-RT
Panasonic Eneloop “AA” 2000 mAh Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery
Panasonic Eneloop Pro “AAA” NiMH 950mAh Rechargeable Battery
Panasonic Eneloop Pro “AA” NiMH 2550mAh Rechargeable Battery
Maha PowerEx MH-C800S Eight Cell Smart Charger
Energizer Max AA Batteries

 

Lighting Club Concerts

In this episode David explains the Do’s and Don’ts when photographing a concert at a small club. Don’t be that guy!

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Canon 5DS R DSLR Camera Body
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
Manfrotto Magic Arm Kit with Magic Arm, Backlite Stand and Super Clamp
Lee Filters Orange 24×21″ Gel Filter Sheet
Cool-Lux Daylight Filter 5600K, Daylight Balanced, for the Mini-Cool Video Light

 

Making Prints

In this episode David explains how and why it’s a nice idea to send out prints of your photographs to your friends and family.

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Canon PRO-1000 17″ Professional Photographic Inkjet Printer
Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

 

Back Button Focus

In this episode David show us how to take focus off of the shutter button for maximum control.

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Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
Canon EF 24mm-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens

 

Cold Battery Tips

In his this episode, David talks us through shooting in cold weather and how to look after your batteries when they get cold.

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UST Heat-Up Hand Warmers, 10 pair
UST Heat-Up Hand Warmers, 3 pair
Adorama Gaffer Tape 60 Yards x 2″- Black
Canon LP-E4N Battery Pack
Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack
Panasonic Eneloop Pro “AA” NiMH 2550mAh Rechargeable Battery
Canon BP-A60 Battery Pack
Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
Canon EF 24mm-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens

 

Going Manual

In this episode, David talks us through using manual mode on your camera.

Related Products at Adorama:

Canon EOS-1DX Mark II Digital SLR Camera

 

Card Management

In his first episode, David talks us through card and media management for any level of photographer out on the job.

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Lexar 64GB Professional 800x Compact Flash Card
Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket
Transcend 64GB SDXC Class 10 UHS-I 300X Premium Memory Card
Kingston Technology 16GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-I Ultimate Memory Card
Eye-Fi Mobi Pro 16GB WiFi SDHC Card
SanDisk 32GB Imaging Ultra microSDHC UHS-I Class 10 Memory Card