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Oct 01, 2010 06:11 |  #1

A few shots from yesterday. C & C.

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Oct 01, 2010 07:18 |  #2

Stellar as always, Phil. All ambient light? BG look a bit dark making me think they may have been unobviously strobed. Some of you guys are so good, I can't tell anymore!

Loved #1 and 3.

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Oct 01, 2010 07:28 as a reply to  @ snyderman's post |  #3

Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate that.


Adding light made for better skin tones although the timing of shots is tougher.

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Oct 01, 2010 08:45 |  #4

its great to achieve iso 400, but it comes with a price of darker background. Photos still look good but i would prefer myself to shoot 7fps in high iso and get one good action shot. But thats only my opinion. Your photos are good and I can see now a huge difference when iso is kept at low values.




  
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Oct 01, 2010 10:02 |  #5

Great timing, & excellent shots!

its great to achieve iso 400, but it comes with a price of darker background.

The players really pop out of that darker background, & I wish I was allowed to use off-camera flash to get that effect. My home gym is "available darkness" & I've never been able to get even ISO 800 at f/1.8.


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Oct 01, 2010 11:24 |  #6

Wow very nice Phil. Loving #6.


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Oct 01, 2010 13:36 |  #7

Great shots Dr. Z.. as usual.


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Oct 01, 2010 16:08 |  #8

Nice shots!! and thanks for sharing the AB setup too. :D


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Oct 03, 2010 02:47 |  #9

Great work. The lighting looks great. I wish I knew how to use lighting better.


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Oct 03, 2010 11:23 |  #10

Outstanding work! Thanks for showing the AB setup also.




  
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Oct 03, 2010 11:36 |  #11

Agree with others, nice shots.

If someone doesn't like darker bg they can add more lights for that.


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Oct 03, 2010 12:13 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #12

Great indoor shots.

You seems to nail the wb on almost all shots, very good for indoor lighting.


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Oct 04, 2010 09:33 |  #13

were the bees on full power?


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Oct 04, 2010 10:29 |  #14

Great work Phil! Got my first VB of this season on Weds and I am sure my results are going to be a joke relative to these. I don't shoot VB so its tough to even follow what the heck is going on let alone capture it well. Thanks for some inspiration beforehand!


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Oct 04, 2010 11:37 |  #15

Yaamon wrote in post #11025351 (external link)
Great indoor shots.

You seems to nail the wb on almost all shots, very good for indoor lighting.

Yaamon,

When I shoot ambient, the white balance is a challenge because of all the purple in this gym plus the usual artificial light problems. However, when I stobe off the white ceiling, I set the 1D Mark III on AWB and adjust only occasionally. None of these shots had any WB adjustment even though I shot RAW.
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kenwood 33--All the bees were full power to get as far above ambient as possible and to have the shortest flash duration. I never shoot the bees at anything less that full power in a gym.

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Big K has a great primer on how to position yourself for photos of the various volleyball positions. I never try to follow the ball. Instead, I try to anticipate where the ball will go and lock my focus on that player and hope to shoot when the ball arrives. Experience and observation will help you know what is going to happen. Ambient is much easier to time for a burst of shots when the ball is coming, but as you know, gym lights are often awful. Good luck and I hope you get a gym with great light.

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