Not Photoshopped...

April 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've received some direct messages from the Twitterverse claiming that my All-Metro shots had to have been photoshopped. First, lets take a look at the photo. The image was created in the gymnasium at Veterans Memorial High School. Lights were on and I had Aaron shoot layups a few times to get the shot right. Boys All-Metro: Aaron VillarrealBoys All-Metro: Aaron VillarrealBrownsville Veterans Memorial High School's Aaron Villarreal performs a layup during a photo shoot, Friday, March 31, 2017, at the school's gym in Brownsville, Texas. Villarreal has been named the Herald's All-Metro Most Valuable Player of the Year. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald)

Lets look at the gear used.

2 -Nikon SB-910 Speedlites, a wireless TTL system, a D800 and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8.

Next, the exposure metadata.

Manual Mode, ISO 200, f/13, +0.7 Flash Exposure Bias. 1/200 shutter speed.

Explanation:

I told the camera that it was very bright in the gymnasium so that it would only capture the brightest of light. At f/13, I excluded all the ambient light in the gym.

By adding two Nikon Speedlites into the mix using a wireless i-TTL system, the camera would see the light bounced off the subject, and adjust power (not settings) accordingly while continuing to exclude the ambient light.

So right out of the camera, we have a shot that needs minimal exposure adjustments.

We mock what we don't understand....

 



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