Any comments or tips are most welcome!
A chance capture from the last game I photograph this winter (phew, no too hairy puck incidents this season
Hockey photography so far has been a learning experience, I think I have managed to capture a couple of nice action
moments but overall it's very frustrating. The poor light puts it right at the limit in terms of getting useful images. For
this last attempt I decided to try ISO 3200 to get better sharpness, I managed f/4 and 1/500s. In terms of DOF and
freezing motion that worked better than my usual settings of ISO 1600, 1/400 and f/2.8 but I don't like the even
more washed out colors and low contrast I got. I'm probably still doing a lot of things wrong in handling the camera and
in processing the images but I don't think there's any other way of learning this than keep plugging away. Hopefully I'll
eventually get more consistantly useable pictures. Post processing is still a mystery, some pictures come out OK, others
become a mess the more I try.
Each time I attempt shooting sports I get more and more impressed with photographers like Steve who consistently
come up with photos that are both technically great and have the content as well. There's a reason why some people
are pros and others are hobbyists...
Here's a couple more from this game, I'm not happy about the quality but the action is better than my average catch.