I’m having a chance to try sports photography (again… it’s been a long, long time) with my son as he completes a project for high school. He’s the sports photographer and I’m the assistant this time, but while he’s shooting away, I’ve been able to wander around and try my hand. I can’t help but reflect on how the intervening years and newer technologies have simplified the task. In camera white balance settings, on the fly ISO adjustments and the simple but critical ability to review your shots to make real time adjustments greatly aid in the effort. Of course, when I was an avid sports photographer in high school and college myself, I was working with a Pentax K1000 which required manual focus and exposure setting.
This shot was captured on a Nikon D7000 and Nikon 85/1.8 lens. In reality, had I shot with a +.7 exposure compensation nudge, I would have been able to brighten the image and retain some of the details in the faces.
Post by Rey
Great sports capture; it’s good that you were able to get the puck in the midst of the action. I agree – I would have gone about an EV +1 to brighten the players and also whiten the ice. What shutter speed was this taken at?
Posted by Ed