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Apr 08, 2009 20:46 |  #1

Was at the women's lacrosse game for Canisius vs Manhattan the other day. The sun was high noon when these were taken to some horrible shadows. Both taken with 100-400L @ 7.1.
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Apr 08, 2009 20:51 |  #2

You did pretty well. Try getting lower next time.


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Apr 08, 2009 21:20 |  #3

rdompor wrote in post #7694702 (external link)
You did pretty well. Try getting lower next time.

Lower? What do you mean? I was shooting from the sidelines of the field.
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Apr 08, 2009 22:00 |  #4

I mean physically lower. I tend to shoot either on my knees or lying on my stomach to get a lower shot.

example: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157611100353327/ (external link)


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Apr 08, 2009 22:05 |  #5

rdompor wrote in post #7695049 (external link)
I mean physically lower. I tend to shoot either on my knees or lying on my stomach to get a lower shot.

example: http://www.flickr.com …in/set-72157611100353327/ (external link)

Oh, ok. Thanks for the clarification and example. I will have to try that next time.


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Apr 08, 2009 22:25 |  #6

I'd add to really watch your horizons too. The first is overexposed which can happen easily in harsh overhead sun. With no exif in your images, I can't really comment on settings that might have changed it. In tough light like that, I think shooting manual is your best bet. Anything auto will get exposures all over the place as the camera tries to figure out how to meter. Expose for the faces and then tweak if you need to. The second is a totally different issue in that you have the same tough lighting but made thigns even tougher by backlighting the shot. In conditions such as those, I'd highly recommend keeping the sun at your back until you've really sorted out your exposures and have plenty of keepers already from the match. Keep at it, like anything in photography, it takes some time to get it all right.


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Apr 09, 2009 08:16 |  #7

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I'd add to really watch your horizons too. The first is overexposed which can happen easily in harsh overhead sun. With no exif in your images, I can't really comment on settings that might have changed it. In tough light like that, I think shooting manual is your best bet. Anything auto will get exposures all over the place as the camera tries to figure out how to meter. Expose for the faces and then tweak if you need to. The second is a totally different issue in that you have the same tough lighting but made thigns even tougher by backlighting the shot. In conditions such as those, I'd highly recommend keeping the sun at your back until you've really sorted out your exposures and have plenty of keepers already from the match. Keep at it, like anything in photography, it takes some time to get it all right.

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try and keep those in mind next time.


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