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!).