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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · HS basketball shots from last night


Just a few shots from last nights game.

#1 - These headbands seem to be in this year.







#2







#3 - I hate trying to get my horizons level from this angle. The bleachers just make it look wonky because of the angle.







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#6






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Dec 13, 2012 at 08:20 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · HS basketball shots from last night


What is your lighting setup? I see no ghosting. These look great.

Some people here dislike the look of direct strobed basketball. I think it makes for a cleaner image.



Dec 13, 2012 at 02:02 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · HS basketball shots from last night


#1 is my favorite of them all. Amazing how shiny the floor is as well with the reflections!

Nice work with the strobe.



Dec 13, 2012 at 02:11 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · HS basketball shots from last night


Jeff,

Thanks. It is all personal preference. Some people like thin crust. Some like deep dish. I just like the contrast, color and sharpness of direct but I can see some merits to bouncing that others bring up, it just isn't my preference. Some don't like shadows on the players but I think it makes the shot better. The shots bounced just look too FLAT to me.

I always shoot BB at 4.0 and my SS is always 250 for sync. What I do is I adjust my ISO until I have virtually no ambient light. THERE SHOULD BE VERY LITTLE TO NO AMBIENT. I do not use the gym lights for fill. I just take a few shots and there should be almost nothing recorded. I don't have it completely pitch black without the strobes but there is very little ambient. That is my correct exposure. From experience in my gyms I know that my ISO is going to be around 500. Then adjust my power on my strobes until everything is there. That tends to get me the best mix for my subject and the background.

I use 16' light stands because I think it is safer and less obtrusive for the fans. I put one Einstein in each corner of the baseline about 6' outside the line of play and I point my strobes towards center court. In warm ups I may move the direction of the light a little more towards one sideline vs the other if it is too hot under the basket but it is pretty much towards center court.



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Dec 13, 2012 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · HS basketball shots from last night


And nobody complains about the flash?


Dec 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · HS basketball shots from last night


What reflectors are you using on the Einsteins?


Dec 14, 2012 at 01:01 AM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · HS basketball shots from last night


Jeff, Over the years I have only had one person complain about the strobes and that was a person at the score table and it was last week. I have never had anyone else complain.

rdalrt, I just use the standard 7" reflectors.



Dec 14, 2012 at 04:49 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · HS basketball shots from last night


Very nice shots, the expression (intensity) captured in #1 makes it my pick of the set.

Bill



Dec 14, 2012 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · HS basketball shots from last night


These are fantastic.

WB Auto?




Dec 14, 2012 at 02:50 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · HS basketball shots from last night


Mark, those look good. I noticed the headbands this year in soccer. I haven't seen them in basketball but they seem to be poplar at the HS.


Dec 14, 2012 at 05:03 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · HS basketball shots from last night


mikepmcs wrote:
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Correct.



Dec 14, 2012 at 05:16 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · HS basketball shots from last night


These are really nice! Thank you for sharing.


Dec 16, 2012 at 03:03 PM





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