Figure Skater Danielle for C&C

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Blownvette
Blownvette Regular Member • Posts: 277
Figure Skater Danielle for C&C

I have never shot a figure skater nor in an arena like this before so it was and interesting experience.  Lighting was absolutely brutal.  Dealing with Halogen on the main area, Florescent around the ring and Tungsten in the lobby (about 30 feet from the end of the ice).  I did the only thing I could think of which was speed up the shutter enough to kill the ambient light shooting at around 1/2000 to 1/4000th.  Even that was really not enough...not thrilled with the results but I tried to make the best of it.  Ended up doing alot of editing and either converted to BW or used the Bleach Pass in Color EFex Pro.  Used (2) Speedlites.  The main was shooting through and umbrella while the fill was a softbox with a grid.  I used a 2-1 ratio for the flashes.

C&C is appreciated.

And this last one here is exactly how bright it was in the Arena!

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