Commack High School Varsity Baseball vs. Walt Whitman - Senior Day

Commack High School Varsity Baseball vs. Walt Whitman - Senior Day

Another senior day game, this time the Commack baseball team playing Whitman. With the exception of track, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many seniors on a team. Makes for a huge group photo.

There are two things you need to remember when shooting senior day family photos. First, bring a wide lens. Second, stop down your aperture to increase your depth-of-field so that everyone is in focus. I’m shooting these at f/5.6 with an 18-55mm APS-C lens. At that aperture I can get everyone sharp and still throw the background out of focus a little. You can get away with a wider aperture but only if everyone’s in a straight line next to each other. Once you start standing people in front or in back of each other you’ll need at least f/5.6 or narrower.

It was yet another cloudy day so no problems with contrast. I did open up the shadows under the players hat brims a bit for the family photos.

That’s it for today’s post. Lacrosse playoffs start next week and, as usual, the weather forecast is looking crappy.

Have fun.

Commack High School Spring Concert II

Commack High School Spring Concert II

Commack High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. William Floyd - Senior Day

Commack High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs. William Floyd - Senior Day