Commack High School Varsity Baseball vs. Northport
First baseball game of the season for me. It was another cold day, as you can see by the coats on the spectators and coaches, but what else is new? Commack came away with a win, which is always nice.
For the first game that I photograph I'm going for bubble gum cards. These are your typical shots of players in a batting or fielding stance. They're relatively easy to get because the players are not moving much so you can at least have one photo of all the players that day doing something. That's not to say that I won't get action shots too if the opportunity presents itself but my priority is your basic environmental portrait.
Commack has white uniforms so one of the things you need to watch is your camera's exposure meter's tendency to underexposed when it sees all that white. You can dial in some positive exposure compensation or you can fix it in post-processing later. I choose the latter alternative because I'm never sure of how much of a player's uniform will fill the frame and thus skew the meter reading. A more obvious solution would be to just shoot in manual exposure mode but our field is strongly backlit in the afternoon and some areas are shaded so that's not a great option for me. Luckily, the raw files from my Fuji XT-2 have a lot of latitude and I can adjust the highlights in post so they're just shy of blowing out. Quick fix.
That's it for this post. Still trying to catch up on my edits.