Thursday, 29 October 2015

Raw Strength

I've been given a new opportunity to do a little bit of work as a photographer.

Seems the guys running the Crossfit box I train at liked my photos of their last in-house competition.

So, they've asked me to pop into a few of the classes and grab some shots that they can use. They'll mainly be used on social media, but I imagine a few will get used in their flyers / posters for attracting new members.

It's been interesting and good fun so far. The lighting conditions are a challenge as the box is not well lit, so it's been difficult to find the right settings to get some good images without the ISO getting too high.

So far I'm finding that shutter speeds of 1/125 - 1/160 with an aperture size of around f4 seems to be working okay and ensures I don't get too much blurring of the athletes faces. Particularly with some of the speed involved in some of the movements. A little blur around their feet, hands or the bar does look good though.

The higher ISO's do add a nice bit of grain to photos which adds to the atmosphere. It is showing some Raw Strength afterall.... :-)

The other challenge that has been good to have to think about is angles as the box is small, so gets crowded quickly.... particularly with a full class and it can be quite cluttered. All good experience and stuff to think about when grabbing shots during action vs. trying to compose a few!

Here's a few samples that I've played around with.... hopefully they are happy with what I have got so far!