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Heidi Soll Photography
(651) 224-9900
811 Robert St S
Saint Paul, MN
 
Inbeaute Photography
(651) 225-9002
308 Prince Street Suite 226
Saint Paul, MN
 
Anchor Paper Express
(651) 783-5955
2575 University Ave W Ste 120
Saint Paul, MN
 
Glimpses of Soul Photography
(651) 470-8858
2129 Arlington Ave E
Saint Paul, MN
 
Real Life Photography
(651) 578-9774
500 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN
 
Ken Friberg Wedding Photography
(651) 227-5473
255 East Kellogg Blvd Suite 505
Saint Paul, MN
 
Jim Mims Photography
(651) 644-6488
1746 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN
 
John Hanson Photography
(612) 743-5484
1068 Barrett St.
Saint Paul, MN
 
Bellville Cheryl Walsh Photography
(651) 291-8483
308 Prince Street Suite 214
Saint Paul, MN
 
Ellis Photography Inc
(651) 644-0121
637 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN
 

How to Get Great Shots in Stadiums and Arenas

How To Get Great Shots In Stadiums And Arenas - 9/1/08

Say no to flash and yes to ambient light

tip of the week Whenever I watch a sporting event or a concert on TV-anything that shows an arena packed full of people-I'm constantly amazed at the incessant sparkle of camera flashes from all over the stadium. And all I can think of is one thing: those shots aren't going to turn out.

See, a camera flash is designed to illuminate a subject 10- or 20- or maybe even 30-feet from the camera. With point-and-shoots, 50-feet is really the outer limits of a flash's functionality. So when the camera fires the flash in fully automatic mode, it's assuming that it will provide enough illumination to expose the subject correctly. The camera is basically turning off the ambient meter and is only paying attention to the flash. The problem is simple: it can't tell that you're trying to take a picture of a well-lit subject on a stage or field hundreds of feet away, so it underexposes the ambient light, counting on the flash to illuminate the subject. And as everyone who's ever attempted this picture knows, it just doesn't work.

So how do you make that photo in the arena or stadium or school gymnasium more effective? Simple: turn off the flash. Keep your camera in Auto or Program mode, but spin through the mode dial until you get to a no-flash option-usually indicated by a lightning bolt within the universal symbol for no, the red circle and slash. The camera then starts to get some idea of what you're doing, effectively thinking ‘Oh, okay. I still need to make a good exposure here but I can't use the flash. I guess I'd better meter that ambient light and expose for it.' Voila: those rock stars or athletes, or happy graduates are now rendered in a much better light.

Turning off the flash for great ambient exposures works all the time too-not just in crowded stadiums. If you're in a well-light room for example, and you want to make sure the background far behind the subject remains well lit, turn off the flash so the camera can expose solely for the ambience. (Again, with the flash on auto, it exposes correctly for the strobe-lit subject, ignoring the ambient exposure, and producing a dark if not downright indecipherable background.)

When you've conquered the difference in control for ambient and flash subjects, then you can start balancing the two. The point-and-shoot's "night mode" does a great job of this for you, delivering a fill flash to expose the subject and a longer shutter speed exposure to simultaneously showcase the ambience. It's really a great way to grasp the power in that little point-and-shoot, no matter the subject or the lighting.

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