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Old 09-25-2009, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In a couple of weeks, I am attending a body building contest as a spectator. It will actually be held in an auditorium with a stage and my seats are right up front. My wife has several friends competing so I am planning on taking alot of photographs. My questions are two fold:

1) I would expect the stage lighting to be rather consistent throughout the contest. What do you think the best way to white balance would be?
I will not be allowed to get on the stage nor hand anyone a gray card.

2) I will not be using flash (I don't want to get my ass beat), but I will be using my Nikon D700 which is reputable for extremely absent to low noise at very high isosensativities (1600-3200). The photographs will essentially be portraits obviously so I plan on shooting at F2.8. I'm thinking I might set the camera's Iso to automatic and adjust the shutter speed to it's lowest speed that will freeze the subject. Does that make sense? Any suggestions?
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Re: Advice for Photographing Bodybuilding Contest
Old 09-27-2009, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can use an Expodisc. Ultimately you'd want to point it at the light source from the model position but it should work better that AWB. However, I have shot a lot of events using AWB and just setting the white point in NX2 or PS with good results. That's assuming there's something white in your image.
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Re: Advice for Photographing Bodybuilding Contest
Old 09-27-2009, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A better suggestion would be to set the camera on a specific Kelvin temperature and keep it there. Then adjust in post. I can usually get a Whi-Bal card in the scene before and event happens if I am quick and look like I know what I am doing.

The problem with the expo disk approach is that it, when used in the described manner, behaves just like auto white balance.

Since you will probably still adjust for "taste" critical white balance may not be that important here as well.
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Re: Advice for Photographing Bodybuilding Contest
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...and shoot raw, but you already knew that.
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Re: Advice for Photographing Bodybuilding Contest
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I have taken photos at bodybuilding shows before. "Normally" the stage is WELL lit because the judges need to see the contestants. You will have to pick a spot in the aisle that gives you the best angle to capture your photos.

Remember you will NOT be standing; kneeling will be the most "appreciated" position. There will be others trying to see the contestants and taking photos. Depending on the height of the stage, you will have to determine what type of lens you will use and all other factors.
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