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post #11 of 22
the SI photographer probably told u to shoot in jpg because hes shots are for print, and he doesnt pixel peep. he also probably shoots thousands per game and dont want to go through them all and post process them to JPG. it is more of a workflow strategy for a professional.

it isnt bad advice, but i dont think it is the right approach for an amateur building a profile to take.
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are you allowed to shoot with flash?
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post #13 of 22
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are you allowed to shoot with flash?


Flash on sports action shots from >10 feet away?
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post #14 of 22
Good pictures

They do look like some manly girls though
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post #15 of 22
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Flash on sports action shots from >10 feet away?
I've been to places that didn't expressly prohibit it (nor did they prohibit it after people started taking flash photos). It's a valid question.
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post #16 of 22
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Good pictures

They do look like some manly girls though
it was a girls game lol

and i can use flash im sure im good friends with the players and athletics just as long as it doesnt blind the players then im sure it would be ok. but i dont have strobes or speedlights
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post #17 of 22
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Flash on sports action shots from >10 feet away?
why not?
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post #18 of 22
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Flash on sports action shots from >10 feet away?
10 feet is cake. with a 1.8 lens, the guide number of a flash will be very high. i know that a 580EX II has a GN of 30m (that's like 100 feet!) with a 50mm f/1.4.

try it at least (even with the built in flash), overhead lights need balancing/fill - try something like a negative .7-1 stop on flash compensation. however, most stadiums have the ickiest of the icky type of light - sodium vapor/ metal halides. you're going to need color correcting gels unfortunately.

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You're getting better at this Definitely seeing a steady improvement in your pics.

For noise, there's a technique I learned about (and I think Dream Killer covered this in his guide) where you overexpose the image slightly then bring it back down to normal levels in PP. This should minimize the noise in the dark areas of the photos compared to normal exposures. It's called ETTR if you want to check it out.
thanks for crediting me! unfortunately, shutter speed will take the priority on this kind of photography.
Edited by Dream Killer - 3/3/11 at 5:55pm
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post #19 of 22
Photos look great. I've been debating getting into photography and these pictures just makes me want to do it more.

Sidenote: my ex is an alumnus of Montevallo. Just thought that was random
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thanks for crediting me! unfortunately, shutter speed will take the priority on this kind of photography.
I was about to say, for sports (at least in my experience) you want to be shooting shutter priority, but doesn't that make life a bit more difficult when trying to use a flash?
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