Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by SnapLocally, Nov 24, 2009.
I took these two weeks ago at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN:
Wow! Very well exposed images, especially the ones with the strong lights in the background! Also, several of them capture the "decisive moment" perfectly!
Just to save a lot of repetition here, "what Pugs said":thumbup::thumbup:
About the lighting- this was a televised event, so this venue was very well illuminated; far more than most events I shoot. The down side to this was that I was often shooting into the lights, and they were hot.
Here's an event I just shot last Friday. It had a full 3 stops less light, and the lights were a blend of florescent and tungsten:
Plus some of them look like they really, really hurt. Ouch! I think it's a better spectator sport than a profession...
nicely done all around!
really captured the action well.
Oh no! There's nothing like getting into a ring with someone and seeing where you stand! MMA, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, submission grappling, they all will serve to tell you more about yourself.
I love these shots! Did you compensate for the different light sources in camera or in post-processing?
Also, how are you metering?
And I'm assuming that you're shooting in manual rather than program, aperture-priority, or shutter-priority?
I compensated for the mixed light by choosing to balance for the tungsten. Another photographer balanced for florescent, and his skin tone turned out this funky, oversaturated orange-pink. I don't shoot in RAW, so it's imperative that I get my settings right the first time.
Metering- I shoot few a shots in AV to get a starting point, do a few test shots, tweek the settings, and leave it on M once I've found the proper exposure value.
Wonderful! Thank you for this!
Outstanding work :thumbup:
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