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If at first you don’t succeed…
Check out my goof up from last winter.
These images are a good example of why photographers need to get out and try new things with their cameras. You’ll either get something good, or you’ll get a lesson. My lesson from this shoot is that 1/100th is too slow for snowboarding shots. I shot these on burst mode with the plan to combine several exposures, showing the progression of the jump. Unfortunately, they all came out blurry. I could have easily boosted the ISO or opened the aperture a couple stops to get the faster shutter speed I needed, but hindsight is 20/20. Combine that with the super busy background, lame composition, and dull lighting; and you’ll begin to understand why I never posted these last winter.
I converted some of them to a high contrast black and white inside Lightroom.
On Friday I photographed the Eau Claire Ski Club’s Silver Mine Invitational Ski Jump Tournament. I was looking for an opportunity to try my $40 clunker 100-300mm lens in a real shooting scenario. The ski jump event turned out to be a perfect challenge. Continue reading