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Gabrielino High VS Mountain View

equipment used:
24-70mm F2.8.
D7000
Pocketwizards (2)
B1600

Shot with 1/6 Power.

Let me know what you think!



Jan 29, 2012 at 07:35 AM
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18 views no comments? :|


Jan 29, 2012 at 09:46 AM
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Sometimes I like to think a while before babbling. Hard to believe, I know.


Jan 29, 2012 at 09:54 AM
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Based upon my sporadic posts garnering few comments on the Sports Forum:

Freezes the action nicely, captures facial expressions and intensity of players.

The lighting however, is quite harsh, washing out color. The low angle, to me, is unusual, but then I've never been able to use flash on the floor and the pros have mega strobes in the ceiling framework.

The over all angle, again to me, gives the ceiling framework unintended prominence creating a distraction.

I've used a D2x and available light for basketball with some success at f2.8. With a D7000 I'd think available light would not be an issue - just guessing.

Run it by the sports folks, they have a high level of experience and expertise and on occasion can be brutally frank also.

Too, again from personal experience - sports images on Photo Critique as a genre, for whatever reason, do not seem to gather much traction.

Hope this helps,

Bob

Edited on Jan 29, 2012 at 04:09 PM · View previous versions



Jan 29, 2012 at 01:33 PM
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AuntiPode wrote:
Sometimes I like to think a while before babbling. Hard to believe, I know.


+1 @ "chew" on it sometimes.

It looks to me like your lighting is positioned very low, as the shadows are cutting straight across bodies & faces and is very harsh.

@ 1/6 power, it would seem like you've got plenty to play with to raise your lighting higher and/or use a different reflector/SB/BD/umbrella/barebulb/etc. Not sure what your 'logistics' are that are constraining you, but I'd look at different positioning/modifying ... likely needing some "practice" testing to get it where you'd like it.

Also, while it didn't show in this pic ... shooting at reduced power with your AB will give you a longer flash duration (i.e. no IGBT circuitry) than at full power ... unlike shooting at reduced power with a strobe or an Einstein, where it shortens your flash duration. In that regard, 1/6 power may be counter-productive for action-stopping flash.

The 1/6 power will however give you shorter recyle times ... just something to be aware of if you start getting ghosting/blur, or if it was part of your concern for not using more power with a higher position or modifier.

Exposure seems a bit hot with several places that are blown. Again, some distance and modifier of choice might help "smooth" out your falloff.

BTW ... is that your shadow on the back wall?

As to Bob's comment @ comp ... I thought the ball handler was in mid-dribble at first look (shadow hides other arm holding ball and no baseline reference), and I also saw blue cast. The strong, low sidelighting doesn't work for me in this instance.

HTH



Jan 29, 2012 at 04:46 PM







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