|Nikon D4, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM w/ Sigma 2x, ISO 51200, ƒ/5.6, 1/2000|
Last night I had the privilege to shoot the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Ole Miss and Boise State. Ole Miss pulled away in the second half from Boise State for a 35—13 victory.
I was enjoying shooting with my Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM. I added also to my gear a Sigma 2x converter, which I used giving me a 600mm ƒ/5.6 lens. The photo above was made with that combination.
Photography has as much to do with Yin-Yang than anything I have ever encountered.
Yin-Yang are concepts used to describe how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.
When you change any one of these three you must adjust one of the other to keep a proper exposure. This is the trade-off made all the time in photography.
|Nikon D4, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM, ISO 16000, ƒ/4, 1/2000|
Here are my default sports settings for a game with these three:
- Aperture—While I love the bokeh at wide open, I tend to shoot around ƒ/4 or ƒ/5.6
- Shutter Speed—1/2000 If the highest ISO is reached, then any need of more light the shutter speed will drop below 1/2000 when using the Auto ISO settings.
- ISO—Auto ISO 100-12800, but for some of this game 100-51200
|Nikon D4, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM, ISO 7200, ƒ/2.8, 1/2000|
Here are more examples with the settings showing in the lower left hand corner for you.