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My best shooting day ever!

  
 
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This was my best shooting day ever for a college football game. It's rare for me as I mostly notice the shots I didn't get, but this game I kept looking through my photos and seeing how many I captured. Not exactly sure why...the previous week was one of the more frustrating shooting experiences - lots of missed shots. Maybe that was just good practice!

It was Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh. The crowd was amped up and Pittsburgh almost came through with a major comeback.

It also was mostly a night game and I had no idea how well my R6 and 400 F4 DO IS II would do. It performed much better than expected.

I also switched in this game (trying something new) from AF case 3 to AF case 2 on my R6. It took a bit of getting used to but I think I'll give it another go next game. On my Sony A9 I also made it more "stickier" rather than quick to adjust for this game. Happy with both.

All but the post game shots were shot with the Canon R6/400 F4 DO IS ii and the Sony A9/70-200 F2.8 ii. Post game was R6/24-105 F4 RF.

Hope you like them!

https://photobybarnick.com/university-of-cincinnati-vs-pittsburgh-panthers-september-9-2023/




Sep 12, 2023 at 05:52 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · My best shooting day ever!


Nice. Shooting night games in a NFL stadium is almost like shooting during the day. Did you cover it for the University of Cincinnati?


Sep 12, 2023 at 06:17 PM
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Excellent coverage all around! A lot of sharp, crisp, and colorful pics! Looks like you positioned perfectly to capture several key plays along with peak action!

Thanks for sharing and beautiful work!

JC



Sep 12, 2023 at 07:05 PM
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Thanks so much @carl_g and @jcnemy.

Good guess...I was shooting for Cincy.

And you're right - the lighting was great. I think worse ISO was 8000 and that's with F4. Not too shabby.

I have a night game for Pitt vs WVU (shooting for WVU next week). Should be interesting to see if the lights are better/worse.

Thanks for looking!



Sep 12, 2023 at 07:55 PM
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carl_g wrote:
Nice. Shooting night games in a NFL stadium is almost like shooting during the day. Did you cover it for the University of Cincinnati?


Just commenting again on your lighting statement.
As I mentioned previously, lighting seemed great at the Acrisure stadium (NFL). The highest ISO (i think) was 8000.
Fast forward one week to WVU vs PItt at night and in WVU (non-NFL stadium). You were right! Big difference!
Same settings with my shutter speed and same cameras and lenses. I was hitting 25,600 on my R6 many times!

Thank God for the Lightroom new denoise feature. However, while it works well, it's still of course not as good as having the lighting in the NFL stadiums.

Here are the Pitt/WVU photos for comparison.
https://photobybarnick.com/wvu-vs-pitt-football-september-16-2023/

One more thing I forgot to add - the Autofocus speed took a noticeable hit in WVU vs in Pitt. That was probably the bigger downside to the less great lighting.





Sep 22, 2023 at 11:06 AM
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Nice stuff! Love the colors and plenty of great captures of player expressions!


Sep 22, 2023 at 10:09 PM
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crteach wrote:
Nice stuff! Love the colors and plenty of great captures of player expressions!


Thanks so much for your comment! I appreciate it!



Sep 23, 2023 at 04:26 AM
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Large schools stadiums are generally lit for tv so it should be about like the nfl


Sep 26, 2023 at 12:45 AM
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Nice work


Oct 28, 2023 at 06:13 PM
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These are fantastic!!

Joel



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · My best shooting day ever!


Thanks @rbianco and @J.Pow!

I appreciate it!



Oct 30, 2023 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · My best shooting day ever!


Great watermark photos.


Dec 08, 2023 at 11:06 AM
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Great series. Congratulations.


Dec 13, 2023 at 12:40 PM
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Thanks @aboudd! Appreciate the comment.


Dec 14, 2023 at 05:38 PM
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Looks great pulper. Thanks for sharing what you could get with the f4. I especially like the first photo, the wide angle one that gives a view of the whole setting with the two revenant players in the fg.


Dec 15, 2023 at 06:25 PM
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Thanks @utdjohn for the comment!
I just realized I made a mistake in my first post. That shot of the two players praying (at the beginning) was with the Sony A9 and a Fisheye. All other shots had the camera and lenses as listed in the first post.



Dec 17, 2023 at 10:41 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · My best shooting day ever!


You have keen eye to capture action and it seems you understand the game and playmaking. These are some of the best work i have seen coming out of R6 at f4 at a night game


Dec 17, 2023 at 11:18 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · My best shooting day ever!


Thanks @cs3is for the comment! I really appreciate it. However, the stadium there is very brightly lit at night so that does help with the F4.


Dec 21, 2023 at 10:32 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · My best shooting day ever!


Really great work, love the colors and sharpness of the frames!


Dec 21, 2023 at 11:31 AM
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These are just outstanding compositions!
Any of the Kelce brothers while playing here?
Again very well done! I see no problem with your exposures!
Dan



Dec 22, 2023 at 02:24 PM
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