White Stuff - Shooting tips & tricks for lots of white (or black)


posted on 7th of april, 2014
Hi Guys!

Does any know any tips and tricks for taking pictures with lots of white (or black) in the frame? Here are a couple of tips that I use:



1. Metering off blue skies - this invloves point the camera up towards the sky to set my exposure and then (with exposure set) point my lens back at my subject for focus and shooting. Note that this requires shooting in manual mode, for best results...



2. Any trick is the exposure +2 adjustment - this involves intentionally over-exposuring my sensor by +2 stops, whilst point my lens at a predominantly white frame (like snow or an overcast sky). Note that this also requires shooting in manual mode, for best results...



3. Metering off exposed green - this invloves point the camera...

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Posted by Edosaodaro on April 08, 2014
Thanks Bradcalkins! Your mirrorless camera sounds amazing! Perhaps more of us should take this new technology seriously...
Posted by Bradcalkins on April 08, 2014
A spot meter is useful in these types of situations. You can then do a spot meter reading and use auto-exposure lock (many cameras have an AE-L button) to lock in that reading and then recompose or switch to manual. AE-L is also useful to do what you state above and tilt the camera to view a neutral area or the area you want to set exposure for and then lock the reading and recompose...

I use a mirrorless camera so I have access to a live histogram and over/under exposure warnings which helps exposure correctly. The Olympus E-M1 is cool in that the histogram has the overall scene, plus an overlay for exposure in the selected AF point. Sort of like have both spot meter AND average reading at the same time!
Posted by Edosaodaro on April 08, 2014
Ha ha... Thanks Alvera!
HDR is something I haven't tried out yet...
Perhaps I should!
Any tips would be appreciated...
Cheers!



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Sports shooting tips - for London Marathon and others


posted on 7th of april, 2014
Hi Guys!

I am going to be shooting for a charity at the London Marathon - next week! This should no doubt be great fun but considering that I have only been on one proper sports shoot before now, I can do with all the tips and tricks you can give me!

Here are the tips I know for now and - of course - would like to share... :O)



On my rugby shoot, I went for a fairly long lens (100-400), which allowed me the flexibility of getting deep into the action. In terms of settings, focused on a fairly high speed shutter and fairly large apperture setting. I also chose usually high ISO settings, at times when sudden cloud cover made it challenging to keep my shutter as fast as desired.



Given my limited experience with sports and as the marathon is most...

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Posted by Edosaodaro on April 08, 2014
Ha ha...
Thanks Fabio!
Posted by FabioConcetta on April 08, 2014
You have made ​​some great sports photos, your zoom (100 400) is appropriate, I can not give you advice because I never realized sporting events!



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