Jules Karney wrote:
Think about these photos again, I was wondering why you didn't shoot at 2.8 all the time. That would lower your iso, enhance your image quality at the same time. Something else was maybe take some shots at 1/800 to again lower iso. I would experiment during warmups, look at everything on the big screen at home, evaluate and shoot again. Just me thinking out loud.
I was learning to swim by jumping in the deep end! LOL! But actually I was experimenting and trying to push the touted limits a bit, hoping for a little more DOF. In the past, sometimes that little bit extra DOF would make up for focus being on the jersey, picking up the face, too.
Now that being said, the adjustments I am going to make for this weekend's game will include:
-shooting with a 70-200 f2.8
-slowing the frame rate down to the 10-15 range
-changing file size to high efficiency*
-opening up to f2.8 (remembering Scott Kelby's words of wisdom to shoot what you paid for!)
-get more experience with the 3D mode, yet trying the wide area (small) a bit, too.
-lower the ISO to be no more than 6400, aiming for 3200.
-try slightly lower shutter speeds to accomplish the above
I tried looking at the images during warmup, but the lighting in the area from where I was shooting was not the best making it a challenge to evaluate anything other than basic focus. Perhaps brighten the display to be more visible when I zoom in?
I think that will keep me busy!