My first night, the two things I remember the most were:-\
- Ideal shutter speed is around 1/2000 sec
- Later in the night my ISO went up to 3200
Now for someone paranoid about noise in their photos, this was a massive ISO to shoot at and the 7D is meant to be able to handle such high ISO's but I did learn that:-
- If you underexpose your image and get the exposure wrong your pics will look as noisy as hell
- Get the exposure right and it is sweet.
- Check your exposure constantly, as the night comes in the light changes and clouds make it even more "fun" sun out - sun behind a cloud - whoops sun out again...............
Here are a couple of images from last night, I played with them in Photoshop quickly first (contrast, sat and a couple of blur filters.
|With a bit of blur for effect.|
|Young greyhounds doing trials, without the coats, you can see all their muscles, like finely tuned athletes|
|Top picture, but this time in BW|
|Sometimes that "winning pose" shot doesnt happen and you have the "awkward greyhound" shot!|
|This is more like the winning pose that we like to see|
|This is another winning pose, they are flying (literally)|