Commack High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Half Hollow Hills East - Playoff
Tough loss for Commack's boys lacrosse team in a playoff game against Hills East. It was a close game that came down to the wire, well-played by both sides. Today, just a few random thoughts on photographing lacrosse that I may not have covered in previous posts:
For lacrosse I find it's better to follow the player with the ball than to try to anticipate where the ball is going next. Unlike baseball where the ball comes off the bat very quickly, unless the lacrosse player takes a shot, any passes will be slow enough that you can lock on the receiving player in plenty of time.
For this game we had players in black uniforms and white uniforms. That's a nightmare for your camera's exposure meter. Either the shadows in the black uniforms will be blocked up or the highlights in the white uniforms will be blown out. In a situation like this one thing that can be helpful is to reduce the contrast in your camera if you're shooting JPEG's. This will either be a contrast setting or separate highlights and shadows settings. Even if you go a little too far and your photos look flat it's much easier to restore some contrast in post than to attempt to fix blown out highlights or blocked up shadows.
That's it for today. Heading to a softball playoff game.