Saturday baseball (added Camera settings Positioning and PP) see post 23

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by mike mac, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. A few more from Saturdays games, I am realling likeing the auto ISO and manual exposure on the D# and the D300. I am goign to upgrade the firmware on both cameras before I shoot thsi weekend. Cant beelive that the D3 AF has been improved upon it is incredible already and the D300 is no slocuh either.
    OK well these were with the D3 and the 300 2.8 with 1.4 tele
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  2. MIKE,

    what are your camera settings?
     
  3. Fine work Mike!
    Fred
     
  4. Oldtime

    Oldtime

    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Another sweet series here Mike
    I love #1
     
  5. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Great stuff Mike. Keep them coming.
     
  6. audu67

    audu67

    337
    Jan 14, 2008
    Decatur, Alabama
    Mike,

    I'm with Rolly - What's your camera settings. I need all the help I can get.

    Great photos.
     
  7. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    A+ Mike
     
  8. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    Awesome Mike !!!


    Love the first one. Gotta love the catchers - hardest working kids on the field.
     
  9. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    I tried auto-ISO with the D300 once and tried to set the SS and aperture, but for some reason my results weren't anything like this. I think it has a lot to do with the photographer. :biggrin:

    Great series mike as always!
     
  10. GBRandy

    GBRandy

    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI
    Geez....where to start. Excellent.

    How about some pointers for us mere mortals?

    How do you meter? How are these cropped? ...and dear God tell us how you handle the post process work and sharpening.
     
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  11. Dennis Carter

    Dennis Carter

    Jun 29, 2007
    USA
    ...and AF settings?

    We really need that workshop! :biggrin:
     
  12. schlpic

    schlpic Guest

    Great images! Love those kids that play ball with their "mouth"--lol!
     
  13. Simba909

    Simba909

    Mar 2, 2006
    Miami, FL
    I agree with Dave. It's definitely the photographer! I have the same equipment and have used Mike's recommendations and my shots are nowhere near these.

    Great job Mike.
     
  14. Mike,

    Great stuff!

    I have been quietly watching Café for some time, and you never cease to amaze me.

    These are outstanding. Most are looking for your settings, however you really have a great way of capturing a lot of feeling and emotion.

    GenoP
     
  15. acena

    acena

    Mar 14, 2006
    New Jersey
    Nice series Mike though I don't think number 10 works w/o a ball though it does work for #5. bw, I think you're nuts working all day Saturday and Sunday. You'll blow a hole through your shutter. :cool:  How much do you add to your shutter count each day?
     
  16. acena

    acena

    Mar 14, 2006
    New Jersey
    I get the sense that Geno may go back to the dark side. :cool: 
     
  17. Great stuff Mike. Love #8 for some reason. Shutter-count/shmutter count. Keep 'em coming. :smile:
     
  18. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Ok, Mike, come on back with those settings, pretty please? We are all begging you!
     
  19. acena

    acena

    Mar 14, 2006
    New Jersey
    The exif data is still embedded in the photos

    1.
    * Camera Make = NIKON CORPORATION
    * Camera Model = NIKON D3
    * Picture Orientation = normal (1)
    * Last Modified Date/Time = 2008:06:28 22:38:07

    Exif Sub IFD

    * Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/16000 second = 1/1600 second = 0.00063 second
    * Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 45/10 = F4.5
    * ISO Speed Ratings = 900
    * Original Date/Time = 2008:06:28 08:54:16
    * Flash = Flash did not fire
    * Focal Length = 4200/10 mm = 420 mm
    * Image Width = 920 pixels
    * Image Height = 867 pixels

    Photo 2.

    Exif IFD0

    * Camera Make = NIKON CORPORATION
    * Camera Model = NIKON D3
    * Picture Orientation = normal (1)
    * Last Modified Date/Time = 2008:06:28 22:41:45

    Exif Sub IFD

    * Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/32000 second = 1/3200 second = 0.00031 second
    * Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 40/10 = F4
    * ISO Speed Ratings = 560
    * Original Date/Time = 2008:06:28 12:08:37
    * Flash = Flash did not fire
    * Focal Length = 4200/10 mm = 420 mm
    * Image Width = 651 pixels
    * Image Height = 920 pixels

    Last Photo

    Exif IFD0

    * Camera Make = NIKON CORPORATION
    * Camera Model = NIKON D3
    * Picture Orientation = normal (1)
    * Last Modified Date/Time = 2008:06:28 22:39:30

    Exif Sub IFD

    * Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/12500 second = 1/1250 second = 0.0008 second
    * Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 45/10 = F4.5
    * ISO Speed Ratings = 500
    * Original Date/Time = 2008:06:28 14:06:28
    * Flash = Flash did not fire
    * Focal Length = 4200/10 mm = 420 mm
    * Image Width = 920 pixels
    * Image Height = 841 pixels
     
  20. acena

    acena

    Mar 14, 2006
    New Jersey
    Mike already mentioned he shot manual and ISO-Auto combo. He shot 4 games and knowing his employer's photo needs, Mike probably shot 6k images combined for those games. May be more useful to ask Mike how he shot the games and why since the settings are situation specific. i.e. How he selected his shooting position, how often did he vary his position, what type of lighting situation he had to deal with, why he varied his aperture and speed throughout the day when his ISO floated anyway? As the EXIF data shows his settings were different during different times of the day. The first image was at 9am and the last image was taken about 2pm in the afternoon. The aperture ranged from f4 to f/5. Shutter was anywhere from 1/1250 and 1/3200. Why did he manually select these figures? The f/4 is not too difficult to figure out since he had a 1.4 tele on a 300/2.8.
     
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