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NoFlashPhotography Jul 24, 2010 11:29 PM

Not too happy with this one...
 
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Hard shot to get as it was taken at a competition, I couldn't get any closer and I was using an 18-55mm :(. Also you can't see the facial expression because of where I was. Just thought I'd post this because I haven't been taking pictures for the past couple weeks.

shoturtle Jul 24, 2010 11:52 PM

A filler flash would help it a bit I think.

Mark1616 Jul 25, 2010 2:05 AM

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Originally Posted by shoturtle (Post 1121885)
A filler flash would help it a bit I think.


Or if the flash doesn't have the power then changing the exposure. For sports shots always expose for the face (OK so we can't see that in this shot which takes our contact with the rider away) but this is under exposed.

Also, you are using very strange settings for sports, f13, You want to be at the widest aperture so f5.6 on that lens this will get you shutter speed up and help (although not too much) separate the rider from the background.

NoFlashPhotography Jul 25, 2010 2:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark1616 (Post 1121904)
Or if the flash doesn't have the power then changing the exposure. For sports shots always expose for the face (OK so we can't see that in this shot which takes our contact with the rider away) but this is under exposed.

Also, you are using very strange settings for sports, f13, You want to be at the widest aperture so f5.6 on that lens this will get you shutter speed up and help (although not too much) separate the rider from the background.

Thanks but the lighting wasn't cooperating today and I didn't have the patience I just set it on S "shutter speed priority" and set that to 1/320 and it auto set my aperture to f13. Gaah! I don't like this photo. Getting an sb600 as soon as I get the money.

shoturtle Jul 25, 2010 2:50 AM

shoot in aperture priority over shutter priority.

NoFlashPhotography Jul 25, 2010 3:09 PM

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Originally Posted by shoturtle (Post 1121918)
shoot in aperture priority over shutter priority.

Yea I am thinking the same thing, thanks.

Mark1616 Jul 25, 2010 4:26 PM

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Originally Posted by shoturtle (Post 1121918)
shoot in aperture priority over shutter priority.

Even better shoot manual as in those conditions the camera will give the wrong exposure 99% of the time.

Bynx Jul 25, 2010 5:02 PM

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When all else fails use Photoshop.

NoFlashPhotography Jul 29, 2010 2:34 AM

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When all else fails use Photoshop.

Haha that looks really cool actually.

tclune Jul 29, 2010 9:15 AM

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Or you could just run it through MArtin Sykes' freeware AutoHDR application. I used the "natural" setting for this photo. The problem I have with Bynx' treatment is that everything is so over-sharpened that it all looks cartoonish. In truth, the AutoHDR version leans in that direction a bit to my eye -- it's awfully easy to get very phoney edges with this photo. But you can always download AutoHDR and play with the parameters yourself. FWIW


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