The Cambridge Volleyball Club was arranging a Summer Tournament this weekend so I went there to photograph Christiana and her friend Alice. As usual, if you want to see a photo bigger, click on it.
I did not feel like carrying a lot of stuff so only brought my new 35 mm lens with me, this meant that I needed to get in close on the action to get good shots. I spent a good deal of the time sitting underneath the net, which placed me centrally and gave me an interesting angle. The good light meant I could shoot at a fast shutter time (1/1000) and a smaller aperture f/8 or f/9, ISO was kept at 200. This meant I could freeze the action, and still have a good deal of depth of field in case the focus was not spot on due to movement. As I have mentioned before I use the AF-ON button at the back of my camera to focus, which means that if I hold down that button it will track the person I’m focusing on. I wrote a bit on the AF-ON functionality before (it is hidden away in this post).
If you are into sports photography, have a look at the other volleyball photo sessions I have done before (Oxford, training and beach).
That is it for this time. Yet again the camera gets me out into the sun doing fun stuff. Hope you also had a good weekend!