So work out what the white balance should be and set it manually next time. You should be able to do this for each ground without any trouble as they don't change the type of lights that are used.
Also, take along a 300 or preferably 400mm zoom to really get in close with the players.
200mm is just not enough.
Thanks for the tip dilbert, I did set the white balance manually, it looked fine on the back LCD, however it wasn't exactly right when I opened them up in PS, I should have specified it was a very minor tweak, just moving the tint slider to the left a little.
Thanks, but as you can see I don't own a 300 or 400mm lens, I think the 200mm worked quite well, much better than I was expecting which is always nice! (having level 1 members seats helps too
) Also, as 4thchicken pointed out there are lens restrictions at AFL games so as to not put the pro's out of jobs, it's usually 300mm. Ah well! Could always use a TC, but I never have before, and not sure if the hit in IQ would be worthwhile.
Nice shots, but I also dislike the vignetting. Withhout it, they would be better!
what do you mean? You are not allowed to bring longer lenses? Hard to believe....
Thanks Vossie! And sadly yes, you're not allowed to bring longer lenses into the stadium, see here for info:http://www.etihadstadium.com.au/camera
Great to see AFL here! My 2c:
First image is missing the ball - maybe it wasn't a mark (for the non-AFL watches, a "mark" is when a player catches the ball) - I kept looking for the ball in the shot. Uf possible try to include it.
I like the second shot - some biffo is part of the game and this captures it well.
Third one is not needed as you already have a fight. As a shot I like it too, but would have it or the second one, not both.
Fourth one is well captured, and is my favourite. But it isn't level (something I always have problems with) and the vignetting is too strong on the botton left. You could also crop the left quarter (or so) so as to put the player more towards the 1/3 mark. But I love the shot - has the player(s), ball and expressions.
Last one, also lacks the ball. A non-AFL watcher may wonder why the players are wrestling. With the ball in view it might be clearer.
Thank you for posting those and please post more. I'd put in a request for the Dockers but that might get me kicked out of this thread
(and yes, there is a restriction on what you can bring into a game, but 200+TC+crop can give you plenty of reach, especially if the game is during daytime).
Thanks for all your comments, in regards to the first shot, it was a mark, but the ball didn't come into the shot until 2 frames later here, I was thinking it was a bit odd that you couldn't see the ball, but I prefered the action in the other shot
Thanks! Good tip to always just pick the best photo of one single event. In regards to the fourth, the bottom left wasn't vignetting, someone stood up in front of me, and so it created a bit of a fuzzy area.
Hehe yeah same thing, I agree it's a bit weird without the ball in frame, I might try going a bit wider next time and getting the ball in
THANK YOU! So much for your awesome critique and taking the time to post the comment! I'll definitely post some more, I'm going to the game this Saturday (Sadly against Essendon not Freo) and we've already played Freo this year so unfortunately I won't be able to
Haha noo no discrimination here, all teams are definitely welcome! Sadly my body isn't a crop, so I'll be missing that reach, but I could look into hiring a TC to test out
You might even crop in and straighten it a little bit to emphasize the action. There was a lot of "dead space" in the upper left of this one.
I like that too!