Test Debut

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by kiwi, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Last night was my "test debut", Australia vs France in front of 40000 in Brisbane. Aust (40) beat France (10)

    There were about 20 photographers there - interestingly it's now about 50/50Nikon, mostly D3's with 400's but a couple of D300's though a french guy had a 600 F/4 !!

    Here are some pics

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    It was an honour to be there.
     
  2. VERY well done. I'm guessing you were shooting the 120-300? How do you like that lens?
    Also great to hear there are lots of "dark" lenses hitting the sidelines now!
     
  3. acena

    acena

    Mar 14, 2006
    New Jersey
    Nice Darren
     
  4. Darren
    you did a great job
    there is some wonderful action here

    very well done
     
  5. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    Very, very nice Darren. Looks as if you will have a good season.

    I love that first shot - A+ !!
     
  6. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I don't know anything about this sport, but the action that you captured is interesting. Well done Darren.
     
  7. Phil

    Phil

    944
    Nov 25, 2007
    Illinois
    Nice shots, I like the players expressions.
     
  8. nicely done Darren, #5 is a great 'moment of impact'
     
  9. nipprdog

    nipprdog

    Jun 8, 2006
    IN
    Great series, Darren. Like Rod said, the first one is A*.
     
  10. Excellent shots
     
  11. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    thanks all !!!
     
  12. Nice shooting there Darren.
     
  13. Rugby is pure mayhem, and super hard to shot well, nice job what was your set up for this game?
     
  14. kwf1

    kwf1

    122
    Nov 15, 2007
    S. Florida
    Nice shot Darren, looks like you had a successful night.

    Keep them coming.

    Bert
     
  15. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Thanks Brooks

    Based on the other gear that was there I felt totally inadequate, lol. Based on my bib I was only permitted to be behind the tryline, so, reach wasn't really long enough a lot of the time.

    D300, Sigma 120-300

    Settings :

    JPEG, Standard, +1 Sat, -1 Hue, +7 Sharpening
    21 pt Dynamic
    AutoWB
    Manual Exposure (1/800s, ISO1600, F2.8) mostly

    I did use AutoISO for awhile but I'mn trying to ween myself off that. For example, I did use it for 15 minutes, and ISO went from 1000 to 3200 in one burst !!

    The light's pretty good, and consistent (TV standard) and ISO1600 is the max I really like to go, even if slightly underexposed at times. I metered off the grass and it was pretty accurate I think
     
  16. Nice series. Very impressed