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Frisky Nov 29, 2009 8:04 AM

A weekend of basketball
Two games, one home ,one away.
All ISO 6400

Player /coach, first game in 4 weeks after a broken finger !

C&C welcome

lomitamike Dec 2, 2009 12:00 AM

1-2-3 cool the color, looks to warm. #4 I would have liked to seen the whole ball. Better color though.

Mark1616 Dec 2, 2009 4:22 AM

Some nice sharp results although looks like a dark place to shoot.

I agree that the first three have come out very warm so would manually set the white balance as this is one of the downfalls of Canon cameras.

The lighting on the last is nice, I guess that this is a different location.

I love the facial expressions in 1 and 2.

Frisky Dec 2, 2009 3:44 PM

Cheers Mark, the lighting for the first three is "weird" I normally shoot AWB but tried tungsten and seemed to get the better results
I guess I should try a custom white balance (any tips guys?)
#4 is my home venue and is pretty dark, just look at the shot of the "Tip"

We move to a new venue next season, cannot be any worse!

JohnG Dec 2, 2009 3:59 PM

I guess I should try a custom white balance (any tips guys?)

There are two standard methods:

1) Expodisc - it's a device that goes on your lens like a filter. You then point the camera AT THE LIGHTS and take a photo. You use that photo as the white balance registry photo (camera manual shows you how to set custom WB with the MKIII).

2) White or grey card. You take a photo of the white or grey card under the lights. Typically before the game I'll walk out into the key (where most of the shots are taken) and take my WB shot. Again, once you have the shot, registering the WB in the camera is the same process as in option 1.

The great thing about the mkIII is it allows you to SAVE several custom WBs. So, all you need to do is set the value once and save it for a given gym. Then whenever you shoot in that gym you select that saved value. Great feature!

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