I see a lot of threads that have daytime football pictures and they are great looking. I rarely see any night time games and where I live, it gets dark pretty quick. I'm still getting used to using a strobe to light up my shots and some turned out good ("some" as in about 5 or 6 out of 240 strobed football photos). I also learned that I should slow down my autofocus tracker as there is a lot of movement going on.
So I was wondering, what are your settings when you do strobed football?
The Canon 1D Mark II ISO standard isn't that good so I kept my ISO around 640-1250. My usual shutter speed was 250 of course and my aperture ranged from 3.5 to 2.8. Flash: Canon 550EX set to manual 1/4, mounted below my lens. Here are my shots:
And here are 2 non-strobed photos shot before the sun dipped below the treeline. I know they are a tight crop, it's my first time shooting football with a 400mm.
This was a scrimmage game so yes there is a lot of shot bias.