More Youth Football

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Yesterday, I went back to photograph another 8th grade football game. Unfortunately, there wasn't a cloud in the sky and the game was played in the middle of the day. I much prefer diffused light when taking pictures of baseball or football. The harsh sunlight creates dark shadows--especially on the faces. Fortunately, the D850's files give me some latitude in pulling up the shadows and dropping down the highlights. Even so, the quality of the light is subpar.

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Thanks again for looking...
Glenn
 
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Good shots.
I like #4. Not a common angle.

I agree, diffused sunlight is even better. But I'll take ANY sunlight.

I'll trade your noon lighting for my night game under lights.

I tell my students, if they have a chance to shoot a DAY game, SHOOT IT!!!
IMHO, noon/daytime sunlight is MUCH easier to shoot, than uneven lighting at night.
With sunlight, I can raise my shutter speed AND lower my ISO. This especially benefits the photogs who do not have fast lenses.
 
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Good shots.
I like #4. Not a common angle.

I agree, diffused sunlight is even better. But I'll take ANY sunlight.

I'll trade your noon lighting for my night game under lights.

I tell my students, if they have a chance to shoot a DAY game, SHOOT IT!!!
IMHO, noon/daytime sunlight is MUCH easier to shoot, than uneven lighting at night.
With sunlight, I can raise my shutter speed AND lower my ISO. This especially benefits the photogs who do not have fast lenses.
Thanks...yes, I agree that daylight is better than bad night lighting. One of those shots is 1/4000 at ISO 64!

Glenn
 
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Yeah that damn sun should be banned from weekends! :p
They still look pretty good.
 

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