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My First Friday night lights of the season

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Oldtime, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    A few from last night








  2. bobcool


    Jul 27, 2008
    Fort Worth, TX
    These are really great! Nice faces and ball, and great action! If you're selling these, I'm sure the parents will buy! Great work..
  3. Sauk


    Aug 4, 2008
    Sandy, UT
    I like them, can you post your settings since smugmug strips them.
  4. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Manual ISO 640-800
    Flash 18 " below lens SC Cord
    Flash set to one step below 1/2 power
    I used F stop and SS speed or ISO to adjust on fly, to adjust exposure depending on distance play was from me

    Thanks for looking
  5. kiwi


    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    nice job Mark, all that adjusting on the fly sure must keep you on your toes
  6. Very nice Mark...a lot of work!
  7. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Thanks Darren Yes a lot of work
    In NC each Public HS has Four light poles per field , 2 each side at about the 25yrd line really poor lighting dead spots from 5 yrd in dead spots on the side lines and dead spots in the middle- Then you have to account for dead bulbs that someones budget did not let get replaced
    There is no constant so knowing your camera and making adjustments on the fly works best-- Oh to shoot at pricey private school fields where budgets are not and issue and turf fields and decent lighting are the norm or they play saturday day games--Nah That would be to easy
  8. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Thanks for looking Chris-- I don't know if it is worth it
  9. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Excellent image quality Mark, your stuff is so good. Love the peak action!
  10. Simba909


    Mar 2, 2006
    Miami, FL
    These are very good Mark. I really like #5.
  11. Nice job on these MArk they look fantastic
  12. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    These are so good!
    Nice action captures, sharp...well exposed. And...NO red-eye!!
    I love it.
    Gotta to clamp my flash on my pod. I hate, hate redeye...or that flashed out look. And I don't see any of that in your photos.
    These are really good. (Yeah...I'm jealous..) :smile:
  13. DRGSin


    Nov 29, 2007
    Awesome shots Mark!
  14. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Thanks Mike --it is a work in progress Just trying to get better each outing
  15. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Thanks Jeff, these turned out pretty good there is some shadowing in a few
    I'm not sure if it was my flash or the 2-3 other Photographers adding flash shooting the same action
    I know the hint of red eye in a few is due to other flashes going off
  16. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    Top notch mark ... !
  17. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Thanks for looking buddy
  18. well done indeed
    (was this for chris ?)
  19. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Thanks Randy--
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