Discussion in 'Sports and Action' started by pwol, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. pwol

    pwol Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    I shot my brothers 3 on 3 game and wanted to share some of the photos.

    The lighting was obviously not that good, and looking back now I know could have used better settings... but I like how some of them came out.

    Has anybody here shot ice hockey before? I knew I was limited in what I could do in terms of focusing, but at least the pre focused goalie ones came out nice.

    26014512935_d5932df728_b. St. Patrick's Day Tournament-1.jpg by Paul Wolanski, on Flickr

    25919576751_c2dfc8b202_c. St. Patrick's Day Tournament-1.jpg by Paul Wolanski, on Flickr

    25713962730_d56cb8e517_c. St. Patrick's Day Tournament-3.jpg by Paul Wolanski, on Flickr

    25919586071_f09b6a2787_c. St. Patrick's Day Tournament-1.jpg by Paul Wolanski, on Flickr

    25919588131_09bc82d55f_c. St. Patrick's Day Tournament-2.jpg by Paul Wolanski, on Flickr

    25385771573_a470a0a3a3_c. St. Patrick's Day Tournament-6.jpg by Paul Wolanski, on Flickr

    25385777193_33562623e2_b. St. Patrick's Day Tournament-4.jpg by Paul Wolanski, on Flickr
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  2. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 18, 2012
    What gear? Nice action shots.
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  3. pwol

    pwol Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 21, 2015

    I used my E-M5 mark ii with 75 1.8 (first half or so) and 12-40 2.8 (2nd half).

    The rink was pretty small so reach wasn't really a problem.
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  4. James23p

    James23p Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 25, 2015
    Very nice series, well done!

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  5. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    Ya the problem with shooting any sort of amateur or youth hockey is that the lighting in those rinks are almost always terrible for photography especially if older metal halide lighting and the various lamps have been replaced over time with ones with different color temperatures from one another (good luck with your white balance), the glass is slightly tinted (effects white balance and loses a bit of light) and usually scratched/black marked so it is hard to find a clear spot to shoot through. And many rinks now how full nets around the whole rink so if you try and get above the glass you are shooting through net (your last shot came out well through the net).

    As you kind of mentioned, you often do not need the reach people think you need and a faster aperture wider angle lens will often suit you better than a longer focal length lens that is slower. You can always crop in later. My boys play hockey so I have shot a fair number of games over the years. You tend to learn which rinks are worth bringing your camera and which to not even bother.

    Looks like you did pretty good. :) 
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