football individual pictures - I need help
I have a D100 and 2 SB80s and I will be doing individual pictures of the 8th grade players posed . This will take place on the field with the lights on during the evening. Could you help me with what setup I need to use? I would appreciate your help. Thanks and i love this forum.
#1. "RE: football individual pictures - I need help" | In response to Reply # 0drjimbob Charter MemberWed 22-Oct-03 01:47 PM
Although he uses a D1H (I think) spguyer shoots a LOT of sports pictures under all kinds of lighting. He's one of the staff photographers for the University of Georgia Athletic Dept - does baseball, football, basketball, swimming, track etc. I'm almost sure he's had to deal with the kind of lighting conditions that you're talking about. Why not bring up Steve's profile and send him an email or a private message?
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#2. "RE: football individual pictures - I need help" | In response to Reply # 0gtm Nikonian since 17th Feb 2002Wed 16-Jan-08 12:02 PM
I make good income from shooting youth sports. Shooting under the lights with a SB80DX is not a problem. I use a D1X and one SB80DX mounted on a Stroboframe.
Shooting the individual player posed (typically on one knee with the football tucked under the opposite arm with a helmet profiled in front of the player. Tilt the shoulders slightly at an angle to the camera lens and a slight tilt of the head.
I measure the incident lighting using a light meter and shoot in manual mode and manual flash. The flash is based upon distance from the player (about 7-10 feet in portrait mode).
Adjust your aperture if you have a cluttered background to blur it out. I typically shoot at f2.8 or 4.0. Stay within your camera's shutter sync and have fun. Shoot in NEF mode and adjust to please in Capture 3.5.
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