« on: July 08, 2014, 09:55:42 PM »
I volunteered to take our team photo for softball and some individual portraits.
The problem is that we are going to get to the field around 7:30ish... warm up and play a game @ 8a.m. We should be done around 9a.m., but it is a tournament so there is a chance that we will have a game from 9a.m. to 10a.m. give or take.
So I'm preparing for a break sometime between 9a.m. and 11a.m., and for obvious reasons I'd rather not take either team or individual portraits @ Noon.
The weather report is spotty... it will either be cloudy (score), partly cloudy (score), or sunny as all hell (dee-daw).
So I'm preparing for the worse... which is sunny as hell... which means I need some fill light I was stupid the last time I was in this situation... I shot at f/2.8 and 1/200th of a second... and no surprise, the photo was incredibly over exposed.
So this time... I presume I'll use hss and ettl, and maybe twin satellite flash bounced off of an umbrella.
The problem I'm having... or at least think I have is that when I shoot in full daylight @ f2.8, I wound up shooting at around 1/6000 to 1/8000th of a second.
Sure the problem can be resolved by going under some shade, but I want to take the individual shots on a field so the field is a pleasing background. So maybe having a tent might work... but that's too much effort.
So am I over thinking it? Or should I just pray for clouds and also winning enough times that I can take the images in the golden hour... though in that regard, I wouldn't hold my breath.