Wow, these are fantastic. I've been shooting a lot of crew and it is really hard. Would you mind sharing the camera, lens and settings you used? I'm trying to learn. Were you on the shore or on a bridge? I also love the black and white. I have never thought of it because the crew shots are so colorful but they look great in B&W. I'm going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing these.
These were taken on a D300 with the 300/4 AF-S & 70-200/2.8 + TC-14. I used auto-ISO to keep the shutter faster than 1/800 in Aperture priority, although that does seem to soften things a bit when it gets darker. I have a picture control set up to do B&W straight from camera - I can always undo it in CNX2 afterwards :smile:
Thanks for the info. I just read in a track thread that they use Aperture priority also. I'm definitely going to try that. Sadly I don't think my Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G will work with a teleconverter. It would be nice! Do you use the Dynamic area or Single point focusing?
One of my favorite crew shots is to take a photo of all the oars in a pile on the ground. I also like to get the kids carrying the boats.
HI AL, love the images!, being B&W I think a bit more image manipulation could be effective IMHO, with your permission I've played with a few just a little bit?. (a good B&W photoshop user could do more I'm sure!)
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