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Football Under The Lights / 300 2.8 / ISO 3200

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by kiz5, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Shot with a D300 / 300 2.8, and some had a 1.4TC added. Night shots were at ISO 3200 and 1/500th. No noise reduction was done, and no post-processing outside of crops have been done for the ones below.

    I actually wasn't 100% satisfied with this day of photos. I usually prefer to shoot the game as it happens. Instead, I, along with another photographer paired up, in an attempt to get more angles, and better coverage of each team. How well it worked out, I'm not sure ... but to get the proper positioning without worrying about being in the way of the other was great. Add to that, we had our advertisement running about every 10 minutes over the PA system, at no charge. Hopefully it helps.

    These are from last night. Also, I know there are a lot of photos, but I thought it'd be better to have them all in one place, rather than in 3 threads.

    Game 1 - U15
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    4 - I really like the eyes in this one, watching the blocker, and seeing his hole.
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    Game 2 - U17
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    10 - This should have been cropped, but I had exported it and didn't realize I didn't crop it until uploaded.

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    Game 3 - U19
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  2. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for sharing your images Adrian, I am hopeful that the D300 will be able to handle our school's football field lighting. Would you say your field is well lit? I am hoping to be able to shoot without a flash this year, although our endzones are quite dimly lit.
  3. Definitely well lit. Might have to shoot a bit slower at most fields, or push up to one of the HI ISOs.
  4. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I hope like heck that I don't have to use a flash when shooting with the D300, but if I do, the images should be much cleaner than those I shot last year with the D2H.
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