I'm the team photographer for the Blackhawks primary affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, so I got to shoot a preseason game since so many prospects are playing in the preseason.
For warm-ups, I shot with the 1DX + 200-400 @ 400mm from the 200-level. Game shots were from ice level through a port hole at the Chicago attacking blue line and used the 1DX + 70-200 2.8 mk2. Most of those ice shots were 1/1000, 3.2, 2500 ISO. The lighting here was surprisingly worse than the Rockford arena, as they still have 20 year old fluorescent lighting and we have 2 year old LED lighting. It was also a little harder shooting near the blue line as you mostly got shots in transition, and not many of the net, which is where I tend to focus most. I still managed to get some good transition shots, and got a few good net sequences as well as a penalty shot occurrence along with the shot, as those were on my end of the ice.
Overall, I feel these are average. My monitor hasn't been calibrated for the season yet, so I think some of these are running a little hot to me, but I will let you guys critique for me.
Link to the gallery at the bottom of the page. Enjoy:
C&C is always welcomed and encouraged.
Thanks for looking, and hope you enjoyed looking at them as much as I did shooting them.