Trying to get the camera/lens settings right for whitewater kayaks going through a rapid.
There's not much white at the top then 2 seconds later the water is really churning and splashing even with some foam.
With the sun at that moment, looks like white paper.
So I set the lens to f13 or f14,
point it at a whitewater area at the top of the rapid, half press then hold half press and put it on the person in the kayak. (should have read something on metering)
Focus set to AI Servo, Auto ISO and try to stay close to 1/400 SS with burst mode on.
I'll get several shots in thru the rapid but at the bottom whites get blown out. Now thinking on it, maybe I should have set up for the bottom of the rapid and just use that setting all the way through.
And what else am I doing wrong? Is there a good method for this type of shooting? The camera is a T2i.
I would like to get the drama (for the lack of a better word) of the water splashing around the kayak yet keep the person in it as the subject without being under exposed.