Commack High School Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Smithtown West

Commack High School Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Smithtown West

Congratulations to the Commack girls varsity tennis team on their win over Smithtown West on Friday.

Strong sunlight on the courts for this match, which made for some high-contrast images. Since the background at Commack’s courts is so dark and the players are strongly side-lighted during late afternoon matches you really need to dial in a lot of negative exposure compensation. As long as the sun is out I’m shooting at at least one stop under. You could also spot meter but it would prove to be a challenge to keep your spot over a moving player so I just elect to shoot in Auto-ISO mode and ride my exposure comp control.

I try to keep the ball in the shot but there are a few frames where the player’s expression or gesture is interesting enough to keep an image without the ball in it. I also tend to shoot much looser (zoomed out) when shooting tennis because of the players’ erratic movements and to get an overhand serve in the frame without cutting the upper part off.

Camera - Fujifilm X-T3 with 100-400mm zoom.

Exposure - Auto-ISO, 1/2000 sec. @ wide open aperture, one-stop negative exposure compensation.

Post-processing - Capture One Pro 12

Next up - Football with marching band, cheer and kickline

Commack High School Varsity Football vs. Sachem East

Commack High School Varsity Football vs. Sachem East

Commack High School Girls Varsity Cross Country

Commack High School Girls Varsity Cross Country