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1st of February 2005 (Tue), 22:25
JV first - they play the game a little differently.
But then they get into the swing of things.
The the varsity shows them how it's done.
And finally the boys take the court...and my battery dies - should have remembered to take the spare with me...
20D, 85 1.8
1st of February 2005 (Tue), 22:44
Great shots! My BB playing kids loved #1.
I'm going to have my first go this week---my 85 1.4 should get here tomorrow. Can you tell me what settings you were using? Did you do much post processing? Do you shoot RAW, or is JPEG ok?
Sorry to ask so much, but I really like what you and some of the others (Blinking8's & Gmen especially) produce.
1st of February 2005 (Tue), 22:45
man I like BBall wwith that 85!!! 3 with about a stop less shutter time and IT would be a SI winner!!
2nd of February 2005 (Wed), 06:02
I shot Av mode @ 1.8 ISO 800 for the girls - gym lighting is not constant, I got shutter speeds for about 1/120 to 1/400. Sometimes I got by with it.
I normally shoot Raw, but I shoot sports pictures JPG. I used custom WB (which worked better than AWB, but not perfectly) and post processing consisted of a levels tweak and some USM.
My best advice - get close and take lots and lots of shots.
2nd of February 2005 (Wed), 06:15
Good work MT. That first shot is hilarious!
Shooting tight is very much the key and these are fine examples of the art.
2nd of February 2005 (Wed), 10:58
I bet your feel pumped after getting some nice shots. :) :) Congratulations.
Keep working on the white balance issue. These shots are quite "warm" - strong yellow-orange. This can be improved with white balancing during RAW processing.
Invest in some high capacity CF cards (e.g. 2 GB) so that you can shoot RAW and not worry so much about running out of CF storage space. I know the cards are expensive ... but the pain goes away pretty quickly once you see the results.
2nd of February 2005 (Wed), 11:10
They are - hence the "not perfect". (So far) I've known I was going to be taking a lot of shots - so I was trying to cut down on my workflow with JPG. I've got plenty of storage to use RAW - but I wanted to see how the JPG turned out. Next time I'll probably shoot some of both.
2nd of February 2005 (Wed), 11:55
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