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Apr 09, 2014 09:23 |  #1

I recently started shooting disc golf for some friends and have encountered some problems.

The courses in our area are very wooded so I have sun light filtering through trees and lots of shadows. I continually fight exposure problems.

I shoot with a 40d using 70-200mm 2.8 L lens AV priority 99% of the time. Does anyone else shot disc golf or have any suggestions on exposure in these conditions.

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Bob


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Apr 09, 2014 15:14 |  #2

slkfis wrote in post #16821103 (external link)
I recently started shooting disc golf for some friends and have encountered some problems.

The courses in our area are very wooded so I have sun light filtering through trees and lots of shadows. I continually fight exposure problems.

I shoot with a 40d using 70-200mm 2.8 L lens AV priority 99% of the time. Does anyone else shot disc golf or have any suggestions on exposure in these conditions.

thxs
Bob

One potentially useful approach is already on your camera. Give the Program AE auto exposure setting a try. Using that setting upsets those who insist on absolute instant-to-instant control of their cameras, but it can work well.

Actual examples of Program AE in use on a day with variable high clouds that constantly moved between the sun and the subjects.

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Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Image Date: 2010-10-24 11:29:01 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 141.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
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Image Date: 2010-10-24 11:29:20 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 100.0mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure Time: 0.0020 s (1/500)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB


The results shown above came from an older camera, an XTi, but the camera still delivered correct exposure when the lighting drastically changed from shot to shot.


Now, with a more sedate event such as disc golf, there's an option of using a incident meter to get fresh readings as play moves from sun to shadow. However, Program AE, possibly assisted with spot or partial metering deserves a try in variable outdoor lighting.



  
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Apr 09, 2014 15:24 |  #3

slkfis wrote in post #16821103 (external link)
I recently started shooting disc golf for some friends and have encountered some problems.

The courses in our area are very wooded so I have sun light filtering through trees and lots of shadows. I continually fight exposure problems.

I shoot with a 40d using 70-200mm 2.8 L lens AV priority 99% of the time. Does anyone else shot disc golf or have any suggestions on exposure in these conditions.

thxs
Bob

Is it a metering problem, or a lighting problem? While metering is a challenge, you can probably chimp or spot meter to get in the ballpark. But if you have dappled light you sort of have to pick whether you want to expose for the highlights, or the shadows. No matter how well you meter it, you cant even out light that has a large disparity from bright to dark, probably more than the sensor in your camera can handle. Fill flash might be an answer for you.




  
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Apr 12, 2014 20:21 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #4

I certainly appreciate the replies and each offer some good suggestions. I will do the next event in 2 weeks and try them out. I'll get back on the results.

Thank you very much for the replies.

Bob


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