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Old Feb 28, 2009, 8:44 PM   #1
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.........whites look washed out-, iso 1600,2.8 wide open,400 of a sec shutter, manual mode. would lowering the iso help the wash out effect? i have more images but dont know how to attach more than one at a time. i didnt set a white balance either, left it to auto
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Old Mar 1, 2009, 6:19 AM   #2
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Washed out whites aren't much of an issue. More important is how faces look - judge your exposures by the faces not the whites. If they're overexposed that's when you change things. And, I would not suggest dropping the ISO I would suggest increasing shutter.

More importantly in this shot, you've framed much too loosely. No need to have the whole net in the frame. The result of the loose framing is the two most interesting subjects - puck and goalie's face are too tiny in the frame.
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Old Mar 1, 2009, 7:03 AM   #3
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thanks john. ill frame tighter from now on. should i set a white balance or go with auto?
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Old Mar 1, 2009, 8:08 AM   #4
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I suggest setting a custom WB. Auto works with this much ice in the frame but as you frame tighter you'll find auto WB won't work as well. Just use the ice as the target to set your custom WB.
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Old Mar 1, 2009, 12:02 PM   #5
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ok thanks alot agin john. i kinda cropped this next image just a little bit, but this pic was a little tighter than the above photo. i love shooting goalies, just anticipate the shot coming and you can get some good captures of them stopping the puck
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Old Mar 2, 2009, 9:47 AM   #6
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still need to frame tighter. I don't shoot hockey, but here's a link to a post on another forum from a photographer that does - and they just happen to be goalie shots. Take a look - see how much of a difference it makes to have those faces visible:

http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=122707

While generally I don't like to send people to other discussion forums I believe in keeping the sports forum here at Steve's about education and having a place where we can all become better. Photos are essential to that process IMO. So, in this case I think it's relavent because these photos demonstrate the point I'm trying to make and sadly I don't have the photos myself to demonstrate my point.


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