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Old Sep 19, 2010, 5:31 PM   #1
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Default First Hockey game of the season!

I shot a hockey game today. My wifes youngest son was playing. It was the first game of the season I shot, and I have only shot one game last season so Im a total rookie on shooting hockey. So I dont know about composition and such. But concidering my gear used, Im pretty pleased with the results. I used a Nikon D5000 on ISO 2500 and a Nikon 70-300VR with only f4,5 as the biggest aparteure.















Even the youngsters get in fights when playing hockey.








And the end result. My wifes kids team won.
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 5:32 PM   #2
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Two shots more.

This is my wifes son.



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Old Sep 19, 2010, 6:13 PM   #3
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Nice series. I love hockey!!
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Nice series. I love hockey!!
Thanks!

Glad you like them.

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Old Sep 19, 2010, 8:10 PM   #5
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No exif data but the pics look pretty good.
Looks like the lighting was good also. That helps a bunch.
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I would try to +ev about 1/2 to 2/3, the white ice looks like it is causing the camera to under expose slightly on the first couple of shots.
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No exif data but the pics look pretty good.
Looks like the lighting was good also. That helps a bunch.
Thanks! Strange with the exif data. It should be there. Have to check that up.
The lightning was okey, but I had to shoot with ISO 2500 which is a match for the D5000.

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I would try to +ev about 1/2 to 2/3, the white ice looks like it is causing the camera to under expose slightly on the first couple of shots.
Yeah I have to test that the next match.
Thanks for the tip. Its hard to see in the D5000 screen how the shots will really look.

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I would forget aperture priority and go for manual exposure, with the different colour shirts, the background changing etc, even if you use an exposure compensation it will still be all over the place. Get used to using manual exposure and manual white balance, that will give much more consistency in the shots. Your problem will be the lens as it is variable aperture so you will have to do everything assuming f5.6 when setting manual.

What shutter speeds were you getting when you were using the lens at its maximum length?
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Hockey looks extremely difficult to shoot with the bright ice and dark uniforms. It looks like to me that the close shots work better such as the last one.
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