- Posted June 29, 2008 by Cherax Viewed 1865 times
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David and I went to photograph the netball championships which, I have to say is hard work. Indoors and noisy, and you need really good equipment. My 350D and 70-200mm IS f4 L series lens is excellent, but not good enough for low-light indoor sports. F2.8 is essential, and the 350D auto focus is not up to the job. For me it's just play, but David is doing this as a business, so he has the right gear.
Anyway, one parent asked us to do a portrait of her very cute, small daughter, so we rushed outside, and this is the result. Pointing towards the sun, with a remote-triggered flash, and a reflector screen. I'm reasonably pleased, but the flash is too harsh, so I reckon we could've used the reflector better. Needs to be more diffuse, and more from the front.
More practice required! Your constructive tips welcome.
I haven't heard, but I hope Mum is happy with the result.
Postscript: thanks to Makaid for your intelligent comments. Posted are two version of edits.
The first with your suggestions, which were excellent. In the third I've done a bit of a dodgy to brighten the left side of her face. This looks okay in small format, but unfortunately won't be any good enlarged. The answer of course is, get the light right when you take the photo!
PPS, the way we run this operation means we don't usually have time for anything but the simplest edits because we sell the shots on the day.
PPPS, the family bought 6 prints.
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