Monday, December 29, 2014

Covering meeting with the Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM S plus 2X converter

Nikon D4, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM w/ Sigma 2x, ISO 5600, ƒ/5.6, 1/100 
This morning I was covering the FCA Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Breakfast at the Marriott Marquis where both the TCU and Ole Miss football teams were hosted by the master of ceremonies Ernest Johnson, Jr. who is a sportscaster for Turner Sports.

Nikon D4, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM w/ Sigma 2x, ISO 12800, ƒ/5.6, 1/200
Aeneas Demetrius Williams is a former American football cornerback and free safety, who played with the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was the featured speaker today at the FCA Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Breakfast — at Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Couple of things that I was trying to be sure I captured was the number of folks at the event, the new logo for the Bowl this year and couple moments here and there.

Here is a small sample of some of the coverage.

When covering an event like this, you really need some long glass or you will be needing to be between the audience and the speakers.

Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 12800, ƒ/4.5, 1/60
This wide shot is shot from the same place I shot the two top photos. The difference is 14mm lens vs. a 600mm lens.

When you are in a banquet facility where the size of the room is a football field you need to bring the same glass you would to cover a football game. The reason you need the long glass is you just cannot get the subject to fill the frame enough from some of the places you need to shoot from due to logistics.

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