Sports reflection essay
This assignment was both easier and harder than the last one, for various reasons. To begin, I’ll explain why it was easier. I understand the functions, settings and reciprocity needs for my camera much more now after the last assignment, which made getting better pictures that look more professional in the long run a little simpler and also meant that there was less I had to edit out and fix later in photoshop.
The lighting was better since I was outside, and all the pictures were taken at the same event, which meant less fiddling with the settings for each one. I also didn’t have a lot of difficulty with the shutter speed and aperture for capturing fast motion. Most of my action shots came out pretty clear.
However, this assignment was harder than the last due to one very prevalent thing- the weather. At the baseball game I was shooting, the weather was wet and icy. It started raining midway through the second inning, which is when the fan feature was taken of the two people with blankets and umbrellas. The picture is grainier than I would like due to the influence of steady rain buildup on my lens and the lighting changing with the clouds overhead getting thicker, messing with my ISO. Also, because of the weather being so awful, the spectators and coaches weren’t as active or excitable with their reaction to the game.
I understand why sports would be more difficult to shoot just on the weather factor alone. It was cold and miserable at the game, and afterwards my fingers were aching and frozen, but I still needed to complete the assignment. The natural lighting was nice, but the near-frostbite was less so.
Overall, it was easier than I expected, but still challenging. I would have enjoyed it a lot more of the weather had cooperated.