Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Yale - Princeton Game Nov 15

Well, I learned how to protect my camera by using a bag tied around the body and the lens and I made sure I had a microfiber cloth to wipe away the rain. That didn't help me to get clean shots though. The weather went from raining to misting to just cloudy back to rainy again. What I wasn't prepared for was the low light situation making the photos come out as blurred as they did. Since I'm still pretty much a newbie I made the mistake of relying on the sports action mode. It just didn't have a fast enough shutter speed to capture the action clearly.
I tried some other shots with an increased shutter speed but still didn't get what I was looking for. I did like how the football on the ground came out though! Hah!
They didn't all come out this shaky but I wanted to show what happened.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yale - Columbia Game Nov 1

My latest fun with the camera is taking photos at any football game my husband drags me to. He watches the game, I watch through the lens. This is quite different than all the landscape/nature/fall photography I've been shooting for the last couple of months.
Instead of playing around with all the aperature and shutter speed settings I let the camera go on it's own and just set it on sports mode. Took all the guesswork out of it and I just shot randomly where I thought something was happening. The next game I'm going to I'll use a few more tips I picked up from some online sports photography searches. One thing that I read is that it is important to know the game to anticipate some of the action. Knowing nothing about football I just had fun going with pure instinct and seeing what I came up with.