Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
There's one thing us ambient light shooters hate more than just about anything...it's getting what you think is a great action photo come to find out one of the people using strobes hit the shutter button the exact same time you did. The result is on the left, the attempt at saving the photo is on the right. Typically they're worse than this...this is at least salvageable for publication (although there are probably ethical discussions that need to be had about whether you can edit the photo in this manner or not). Others aren't salvageable and are completely white with little to no detail remaining.
For those of you wondering what the photos from the strobes look like, here's a photo by Scott Weaver, the Kansas State Athletics photographer.
P.S. This happens more than you'd think. It's not something you can help and it's not something you even think about or react to when you see it. It's just a fact of life for basketball photographers--especially during big games where there might be 3, 4 or more people using strobes.