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  1. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    couldn't resist to test my D70 at a local arena., please help me with my settings to improve for the next game!

    thanks!

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    Nikon D70
    2005/02/07 04:54:04.7
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine
    Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
    Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
    Focal Length: 112mm
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
    Metering Mode: Spot
    1/250 sec - F/5.6
    Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 1600
    Optimize Image: Vivid
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-S
    Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
    Auto Flash Mode: Built-in TTL
    Auto Flash Comp: +0.3 EV
    Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
    Tone Comp: Auto
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpening: Auto
    Image Comment:
    Noise Reduction: OFF
     
  2. chroix

    chroix In Latin it's "spikius conius thingonius"

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    When I shoot inside with my D70 and the lighting is not good I start with the night portrait or landscape mode and fine tune the settings from there.

    Did you use the flash? I see it says TTL mode.
    Did you white balance? You could probably tone it in PS and brighten the whites a little.
    Is it pixelly?? Did you shoot through glass?
    The D70 rocks. With a little practice you can get better shots than you ever thought possible..enjoy!
     
  3. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Nikon D70
    2005/02/07 04:54:04.7
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine - Change to RAW :D
    Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
    Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
    Focal Length: 112mm
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority Try manual. I think you could have gotten away with 1/200 here, and given yourself a brighter image.
    Metering Mode: Spot
    1/250 sec - F/5.6 At 112mm, I have a feeling you could have been at f/4, which would give you more light also.
    Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 1600
    Optimize Image: Vivid
    White Balance: Auto If you shoot in raw, you can correct this very easily
    AF Mode: AF-S
    Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
    Auto Flash Mode: Built-in TTL
    Auto Flash Comp: +0.3 EV
    Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
    Tone Comp: Auto
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpening: Auto
    Image Comment:
    Noise Reduction: OFF

    If you are using the onboard flash, you might consider getting a hotshoe flash which will provide more power and reach. Alternatively, you might consider a faster lens, perhaps a 200mm 2.8. They aren't cheap, but if you will be doing lots of indoor sports shooting, they are nice. Also, a monopod comes in handy.
     
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    themonko TPF Noob!

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    If you have a big enough memory card, I would always suggest shoot RAW format. You have more control of the development of the photo later.

    Other then that, my suggestion would be to play with every setting you can at every chance you get to really understand what everything does and how it does it. Read the manual also.

    Good luck!
     
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    Force of Nature TPF Noob!

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    Maybe Ivehad a few too many stellas but, it looks kinda jpeggy to me. Nice enough shot though.
     
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    SLOShooter TPF Noob!

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    I agree with Force of Nature. First thing I noticed where the jagged lines. That's probibly just a compression issue though, maybe caused by resizing for this board or something like that.
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is one of the newest but also nicest adjectives I've heard (or rather read) in a long time ;) . Ha, I like the life of languages and their developments :D .

    (Sorry, Raymond, not much in the way of a critique about your photo here - if I ever shot one like this, I'd be proud!)
     
  8. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    a second try at it., I am new to digital manipultion, thanks for the advice all!


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  9. chroix

    chroix In Latin it's "spikius conius thingonius"

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    Is the pixeliztion a result of cropping it to be larger than the original? If so I know it's tempting but don't do it. The image degradation that occurs is noticable.
     
  10. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    the original is 3000 x 2000 .. these arena pics are not so easy!
     
  11. chroix

    chroix In Latin it's "spikius conius thingonius"

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    The originals size is good but how tight of a shot. did you have to crop it alot or a little?

    I've shot some college hoops and without the right lenses you have to be really patient and set up in the right spot to catch the action when it is close. Maybe you could rent a lens if it were something you wanted to shoot again.

    Did you shoot through thge protective plexiglass?

    I just noticed the glowing white stripe on the one players leg. Thats probably messing up the white balance and giving it the slight yellow tint.
     
  12. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    never through the glass, its about 3/4" thick, and would distort like crazy!!

    The white stripe is a reflective material, and it definitely may have messed up the white balance. Also, the arena lighting is not conducive to imagining.

    I cropped and saved about 75% of the original. I use mgi photosuite to crop, and my guess is there is much better software out there!
     

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