Commack High School Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Ward Melville

Commack High School Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Ward Melville

You can tell the days are getting shorter from the ISO settings on my photos. For this game I started at 500 and finished at 12,800. A sure sign that the fall sports season is winding down.

I was shooting this game on auto-ISO. I keep my maximum ISO setting on 6400 but, especially at this time of the year, I'll have to bump it up past that setting near the end of a game. The fact that it was overcast didn't help matters. I had already reduced my shutter speed to 1/640 sec., which is rock-bottom for sports photos. But, I'd much rather deal with high-ISO noise than blurry photos.

Lately I've been using Noiseware from Imagenomic for noise reduction. I find it works better than other noise reduction software with my Fuji XT-2. Even so, once you get past ISO 6400 you're probably going to see that no noise reduction software is perfect; you'll either be left with some noise or lose some detail. But at least you get to pick which one.

That's it for today. Volleyball tonight.

Have fun.

Commack High School Boys Varsity Volleyball vs. Smithtown East

Commack High School Boys Varsity Volleyball vs. Smithtown East

Commack High School Varsity Gymnastics vs. Kings Park

Commack High School Varsity Gymnastics vs. Kings Park