20D GOES TO THE GRIDIRON !!!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Aug 27, 2005.

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    Annika1980, Aug 27, 2005
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    ian lincoln Guest

    not enough cheerleader shots. i wanna see cheerleader shots in the same
    style as the boat trip shots shown previously.
     
    ian lincoln, Aug 27, 2005
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    http://www.pbase.com/bret/baylor
    I'm working on that. First, I gotta get a boat.
     
    Annika1980, Aug 27, 2005
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    Beach Bum Guest

    Well sports fans, football season is finally here!
    I hope East Ridge won. <g>
     
    Beach Bum, Aug 29, 2005
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    Annika1980, Aug 29, 2005
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    Beach Bum Guest

    http://www.pbase.com/bret/baylor
    Figures. BTW, these are some of the better photos I've seen of highschool
    football.
    OMG! I just wet myself. LOL! <g>
     
    Beach Bum, Aug 29, 2005
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  7. Yeah, good technique, nice results..... I got tapped (trapped?) to do
    our local HS football photos this Friday, and will also be shooting with
    20D, and 550 EX, probably with 1.4 extender. Most games are at night,
    but this one, a scrimmage, will be at mid or late afternoon.

    Got some easy tips for setting up? What is Exposure Program 1? Shutter
    Priority?
     
    John McWilliams, Aug 31, 2005
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Got some easy tips for setting up? What is Exposure Program 1? Shutter
    I assume that means Manual Exposure since I usually use either Av
    (Aperture Priority) or Manual settings.

    The biggest tip with the 20D is to not be afraid to crank up the ISO as
    it gets darker.
    I like the Super 70-200 f/2.8L for night shooting since I can shoot
    wide open and gain
    some stops that way. I found that 1/250 @ f/2.8 worked pretty well at
    the higher ISOs.
    You might even be able to go faster with the shutter speed if it isn't
    dark yet.
    Also, try to keep the flash output low enough that it isn't obvious.
    Otherwise, you'll get
    ugly dark backgrounds, dark shadows, and bright players with zombie
    eyes.
    Of course, this might not apply to you shooting in daylight.
    I've never had the luxury of shooting a football game in bright
    daylight.
    I'd imagine it would be like shooting fish in a barrel. Too easy.

    Just keep one eye on the histogram as you go, and you'll quickly figure
    out
    what adjustments need to be made.
     
    Annika1980, Aug 31, 2005
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  9. Thanks, Bret. I take it you set the flash on manual at, what quarter
    power, and adjust from there?

    As to shooting in daytime- no football, but many lacrosse games. One of
    these days I will use a light fill flash, useful to reduce the very dark
    face, usually in total shadow of the helmet.
     
    John McWilliams, Sep 1, 2005
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