Commack High School Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Smithtown West

Commack High School Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Smithtown West

Congratulations to the Commack boys tennis team on their win over Smithtown West. They have a great season going. It had been raining the morning of this match and the weather was in the process of clearing when play started. It was still mostly cloudy but the sun was popping in and out. For weather like this I still tend to shoot in Manual exposure mode but I'll just adjust my ISO as the light varies. I could put the camera into Auto-ISO mode and let it do all the work but, at Commack, the background behind the players is a mixture of ballfields, trees and dark handball courts and Auto-ISO is often times fooled by these types of backgrounds especially when the players are strongly lit. For that reason I just manually adjust the ISO dial. It's easy to do on a Fuji XT-2 because the dial is right on top of the camera and, using the electronic viewfinder, I can see any change in exposure before I take the image.

For autofocus I use continuous single-point autofocus. I just find it's more accurate than zone focus (with multiple focus points) for most sports subjects. I prefocus on the player before the action starts so the autofocus doesn't have to hunt as far.

I'm shooting through the fence with a 100-400mm zoom. I have a rubber lens hood on it so I can press it up against the fence without the risk that the lens will be scratched. As long as I make sure the lens is centered on a hole in the fence and I'm using a wide-open aperture there's no problem with the fence being in the photo.

That's about it for tennis. Have fun.

Commack High School Girls Varsity Golf

Commack High School Girls Varsity Golf

Commack High School Varsity Softball vs. Sachem East

Commack High School Varsity Softball vs. Sachem East