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 Post subject: A bit more basketball
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:44 am 
Still working on getting light and WB better:
1.
Image
EXIF:
# Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/500 second = 0.002 second
# Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 18/10 = F1.8
# Exposure Program = manual control (1)
# ISO Speed Ratings = 400


2.
Image
EXIF:
# Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/500 second = 0.002 second
# Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 18/10 = F1.8
# Exposure Program = manual control (1)
# ISO Speed Ratings = 500

3.
Image
EXIF:
# Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/400 second = 0.0025 second
# Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 18/10 = F1.8
# Exposure Program = manual control (1)
# ISO Speed Ratings = 500

C&C are welcome as always :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:59 am 
don't be afraid on cracking up iso up to 1600 so you can get faster shutter speed and aperture to f/2.8

composition wise, for the #1 pic i rather crop out the player in black shirt.

the skin color looks like burning to much magenta? may I know how do you set the white balance?

do you use flash? the #3 pic look like there is front light

are there mixed light around the arena?

Enche


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:10 am 
Thanks for the comment :D

I used flash on all of them and the light is horrible and mixed with different shades of white all over, so AWB doesn't work very well lol.
I see what u mean with the cropping on #1, but I like the way the patch of floor under the player in black gives a sense of direction to the player in white. Maybe blur the player in black a bit?
I could bump up the ISO even more, but I like when I actually get sharp shots at 1.8 because the background looks much better when the players are further away. I do bump it up to f/2.2 sometimes to get less soft shots.
The magneta skin is probably the white balance and probably also the fact that I saturated the pictures in post processing later since they were developed from RAW which looks more dull at first.
I set the white balance at fluorescent I think due to really weird lighting. I did change it slightly in the above two pictures I think.
I shot raw because of the weid light and WB problems with JPEG, and the local newspaper prefer to get get raw files they can develop more freely than JPEG without it being manipulation I think.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:54 am 
oh, how about killing the ambient light by setting higher aperture and iso.
This way you are most likely to get better skin tone.

the other solution is get a light stand or two and pur ur strobe there you can bounce the strobe to ceiling if they are not too high and white, or shoot direct down.

if those are not an option, then need full frame camera so you can bump iso and eliminate the need to use flash.

if all fail, choose another better lit place such as colleges :D


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