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BMX & Skateboards indoors

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Darren Bonner, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    Went to an indoor skate park to take some photo's with a few guys from my camera club. The biggest problem we had was with the lighting. That meant high ISO's and lower shutter speeds than we would of liked. MY GF1 was showing it's age in this kind of enviroment. the lenses I used were the P20 which was ok, Oly 45 which was a little better and I tried the 7-14, but it was a complete disaster, at F4 it was too slow for action shots.
    In P&P I decided to create images rather than photo's. These were processed in LR4 and SFx with the edges burnt.
    C&C most welcome.

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  2. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Nice compositions. You captured action very well. Most are on the noisy side perhaps owing to the GF1's low light limitations. Good job overall. Please explain, "I decided to create images rather than photos."
     
  3. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    Thanks for the comment. We all had problems shooting due to the lighting of the place and it was around sunset. I was shooting at ISO 1000, around 1/200 sec and around f/2. It was difficult to get the balance right because either the riders became too dark or you got blown highlights due to the windows and the light coloured fooring.
    I tried to clean the photo's as best I could, but can only go so far as the noise redution started smearing the photo's. I decided to leave the noise as it was, go for 1:1 format black and white. Selected cooltones in SFx and burn the edges for a grunge type look. They were also playing that type of music.