Hi there and thank you for your help.
Canon 7D with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II
Canon 7D with Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS
I do a lot of sport photography and still learn a lot and still have a lot to learn.
I'm attending a very basic photography course and last night the course leader taught about white balance. He told us to never shoot with white balance on "Daylight" since it is not correct and it is used mainly with things like shots in the desert. About a year ago, before every shoot for a rugby match, I took out my grey card, took a shot and set my camera on custom white balance and used that shot. Thinking back, I think it worked. But during last year, I became friends with some very well known sport photographers here in South Africa and I was advised to put the white balance on "Daylight". I remember that I changed the WB many times in LR since I was not happy.
What is your take on this? I will appreciate your help. In a rugby match early in the morning, I will shoot one half with the sun and the other against. When shooting with the sun, I shoot the grey card with it facing the sun and my back to the sun. Will I need to change the WB when shooting against the sun. (I sometimes have to over-expose about 2 stops when shooting against the sun.)
I have always shot with camera on Evaluative metering. With the course yesterday, the course leader said that this mode is best for landscapes, which I agree with. We were advised to use spot metering for sport photography. What is your experience on the best metering mode for outdoor sport?
I always use the Spot AF (center dot) and shoot with the spot on the player's chest. I've had good results with this setting so far but sometimes wish I had moved the focusing dot up a little because I chopped off the player's head or so. I have tried AF point expansion but I may be imagining myself but sometimes the player's face was not sharp. I always shoot on f/2.8 with both lenses.
Thank you so long.