Snowboard Comp This Weekend

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  1. chrisburke

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    Just got called to come shoot a Snowboard Comp this weekend.. gonna be SICK.. they've got some killer ramps, and we will be seeing some SICK air... i will be sure to post pics!!!
     
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    thats gotta be one hard sport to shoot
     
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    it is if you dont do it... but if you do it, you can anticipate whats coming up next... i love shooting snowboarding and skateboarding, they are so much fun
     
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    yeah i hear ya, i've been around it too being a rollerblader myself. what kind of settings do you usually use?
     
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    typically i shoot in manual and i expose for the snow, and use fill flash, but we will see what happens here... I dont know the surroundings at all... no idea what the weather will be either, if its sunny, dreary.. dunno..
     
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    I bet the sunny days are the worst to shoot... All of that snow reflecting sunlight, no thanks.
     
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    Lucky, that would be so much fun to shoot.
    And actually imo sunny days arent as hard to shoot as you would expect.
     
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    since youre manually focusing, does that mean you'll focus on one spot you know they should be and then wait for them to get there?
     
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    Snowboarding is actually really fun to shoot. I brought my camera last weekend when I just went riding, anticipating taking mabye a few photos of some friends...I ended up taking over 200 photos haha. Just make sure you get the peak of the action and it'll look great.
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    Have fun!
     
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    I think me means he uses the Manual setting, not manual focus. Using manual focus would really be shooting yourself in the foot because with snowboarding it isnt really definite that where you are focused on will be where the good shot is, unless shooting stalls/handplants/ect.
     
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    ah that makes more sense. thanks.

    So what other settings are you using then? If it's just exposure, couldnt you just be in Tv mode?
     
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    yea, manual mode, not focus... that would ruin a lot of pics especially since my glasses are useless to me!!

    dont know what TV mode is. i use Nikon.. but no, i dont just adjust exposure.. shutter speed and aperture as well.. but I cant tell you what i'm going to use for them, because it will all depend on the environment...

    as for sunny days.. I LOVE shooting snowboarding on sunny days, especially if there is a nice blue sky.. OHHH it makes for some great shots

    sunny and -9 is the forecast.. so we'll see what happens

    *crossing fingers for sunny clear day*
     

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