For my second weekly round-up, allow me to get you caught up on my happenings. This time, it’s a very picture-heavy post, rather than a narrative-guided one. All of the following were taken with the Sony NEX-7.
First up, I’ve been tasked with taking “Environmental Photos” of the professors at my university. The goal here is to capture a professor while teaching:
For another department, I was assigned to shoot my first-ever soccer game at night. I was particularly worried about this due to having to shoot wide-open with my 300mm f/2.8, at ISO 1600, AND at only 1/400. This is simply setting me up for disaster as detail can be low (along with some purple fringing), noise is appreciable, and there is a real possibility for motion blur (even on a monopod). Luckily, steady hands and panning saved the day. I had to do some manual white-balance tweaking due to the odd stadium-style lighting. Apologies if it’s not perfect.
For some reason, verticals in these posts tend to be soft. There’s some sort of problem with the pixel count of the post versus the pixel-count of the photographs. Still working on a proper size to keep this from happening. Full-size, verticals look better (click on them!).
The next day I was asked to document an annual bonfire event. This was particularly fun seeing all the marshmallows and s’mores. Wish I could have eaten some, but I didn’t want to get my camera all sticky!
The very next day I was assigned to shoot the men’s soccer tournament finals. Conditions ranged from mildly cloudy to sunny. Regardless, I was always able to stay at a high shutter speed and reasonably low ISO. Made me very happy to be able to shoot my 300mm f/2.8 at f/4.
That’s all for this weekend update guys and gals. Hope you didn’t get too swamped by all the photographs. I wish I could find time to post these during the week, but for now, it’s just not meant to be. As always, thanks for dropping by, and have a great day! See you next week (or hopefully sooner!).