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Apr 01, 2014 08:58 |  #1

Just a couple of basketball photos from tonight. Using a Godox AD-360 and two Godox V-850's. Nikon D600 with 28-85 F/3.5-4.5 lens. (Forgot the 28-70 at home, d'oh!)

1/200th, F/5.6, ISO 1600. AD-360 is bounced off the overhead, varied between 1/4th and 1/16th power. V-850 #1 is camera left, 1/8th power, direct @ 105mm. It's only about 10 feet off the deck on the bleachers. V-850 #2 is camera far right, almost behind me, about 8' off the deck. Direct, 1/16th power, 24mm.

Let me know what you think. First time lighting a game with 3 flashes like this.

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A couple issues I had:
1. Man, that kit lens focuses slow.
2. I would have liked to have gotten the ISO down. It's good but not great. On the other hand, I was pushing the recycle time on the flashes as it was.
3. Woah nelly. Do these look green to you?! They looked fine on my calibrated monitor. S-RGB all the way but they look green on my internet computer.

Edit: Originally posted @ https://www.facebook.c​om …42338.177732872​397&type=1 (external link) . Public domain photos (C) U.S. Navy 2014.

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Apr 01, 2014 09:03 |  #2

#1 is out of focus.


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Apr 01, 2014 09:05 |  #3

Firehouse wrote in post #16801327 (external link)
#2 is out of focus.

To clarify- I removed the #1 photo as it was incorrectly sized. This is the #1 photo and taking a look at the original-- Yerp. That's out of focus. :oops:


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Apr 01, 2014 10:33 |  #4

For being strobed, these images are rather underexposed. It seems like you've lit up the walls more than the subjects.

I would try getting the strobes higher and using them direct instead of bouncing.


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Apr 01, 2014 18:07 |  #5

xchangx wrote in post #16801540 (external link)
For being strobed, these images are rather underexposed. It seems like you've lit up the walls more than the subjects.

I would try getting the strobes higher and using them direct instead of bouncing.

This has been exactly my challenge. The bleachers are very low in this small gym. There's a nice catwalk rail that runs along, next time I will try to get up there and see what I can get.


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Apr 05, 2014 13:17 |  #6

for the settings (1/200, f/5.6 3 flashes) the images are underexposed for sure. Dont be shy, use higher iso. I'm don't know about the d600 performance at high iso, but i'm pretty sure you can go up to 6400 with no problems at all. That way you can use a faster shutter speed.

I never use flash, but I've never shot from the baseline.

Show us your results with your main/good lens.

PS strobist has a nice guide for shooting with flashes in basketball gyms. Check it out, you may see something worth trying.


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