View Full Version : My try @ HS Basketball
28th of January 2005 (Fri), 00:06
Incredibily poor light - and it flucuated about 2 stops pretty much continously. I try to do a custom white balance - but the light changed so frequently that it was useless. After playing around with the color balance in PS, this is what looks "close" on my monitor...
20D, 85 f1.8 ISO 1600 1/640 @ f1.8
28th of January 2005 (Fri), 00:13
i like it, did he make the basket?
haha, anyways i was wondering
why the picture was fading to
black a little? do you see it?
or is that my eyes, haha :D
28th of January 2005 (Fri), 00:38
That's a great shot, I like it. :) You've caught the moment really well and the colour balance looks pretty good.
The only real problem is the woman sitting slightly left of centre in the white top. She's kinda "glow in the dark".
28th of January 2005 (Fri), 01:01
LOL, she is the team mom . . . turned out pretty nice I will have to say. You are sparking in me an interest in that lens. Thank you for the post and the information.
28th of January 2005 (Fri), 01:32
Thanks for the comments.
That gym had the strangest light I've ever encountered. The basket was made, Macon Co won (big even).
The 85 is a little tight on the 20D for basketball - at least in small gyms where you don't have a lot of room. But it's a really nice lens.
28th of January 2005 (Fri), 02:31
#24 needs to be sub'd out
11th of February 2005 (Fri), 03:20
"I try to do a custom white balance - but the light changed so frequently that it was useless."
I have been reading alot about AWB and basketball.
I have taken some bball shots but never messed with white balance.
I was considering doing some custom white balance next week until i read this....
I wanted to clarify.
I see you did not do custom white balance
but did you use some sort of other white balance modification while taking the pictures...
like one of the "set" white balances?
11th of February 2005 (Fri), 07:49
This is a situation where shooting Raw is a must for accurate WB.
11th of February 2005 (Fri), 07:59
I second what drisley says. I always go RAW and use the color temp. setting with FVU until I get it looking how I want. Hasn't let me down yet.
11th of February 2005 (Fri), 10:10
Shoot raw and adjust. For some reason (unknown to me) I haven't been able to accurate color balance gym images with C1. With DPP it was easy.
12th of February 2005 (Sat), 10:36
For some reason (unknown to me) I haven't been able to accurate color balance gym images with C1. With DPP it was easy. In the same gym? The CB on some lights will change as they age. So, even tho they all come out of the same box, as some are replaced, the CB will change. Also, if they reflect off paint on the floor, you'll have small areas of wierd CB. Isn't this fun? ;-)
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