|Nikon D750, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S, Sigma TC-2001 2x, ISO 12800, ƒ/5.6, 1/200|
This is why I like to go to the very back of the auditorium to shoot photos of theater productions at my daughter's high school. If I need to I can even stand because no one is behind me.
|Fuji X-E2, Fuji XF 55-200mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/6.4, 1/55|
|Fuji X-E2, Fuji XF 55-200mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.4, 1/400|
|Nikon D750, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S, Sigma TC-2001 2x, ISO 9000, ƒ/5.6, 1/500 [600mm]|
Most of the photos I take are between 200mm to 600mm.
|Nikon D750, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S, ISO 2200, ƒ/2.8, 1/500 [300mm]|
I highly recommend shooting with a monopod so as to keep the camera steady and also that is one big beast with a Nikon D4, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S and the Sigma TC-2001 2x.
This lens combination is great with a lot of events and situations other than sports or wildlife.
|Nikon D750, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S, Sigma TC-2001 2x, ISO 2000, ƒ/5.6, 1/100 [550mm]|
- Nikon 28-300mm ƒ/3.5–5.6
- Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S
- Sigma TC-2001 2X
- Sigma TC-1401 1.4X
- Nikon D750
- Manfrotto 294 Aluminum 4 Section Monopod
- Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging 323 RC2 System Quick Release Adapter w/200PL-14
Mirrorless Camera System Recommendations:
- Fuji X-E2
- Fuji XF 18-55mm
- Fuji XF 55-200mm
|Nikon D750, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S, Sigma TC-2001 2x, ISO 7200, ƒ/5.6, 1/500 [550mm]|
Camera Settings Tips:
- Auto ISO – when shooting check the LCD and to compensate use the EV dial to under or overexpose.
- Check Histogram for accuracy.
- Use Blinking Highlights to let you know what has no details. Be sure faces always have detail.
- Custom White balance for "White Light" if possible. Many theater lighting schemes use a lot of color, be careful that you are balancing to the lights without gels.
- Tungsten is often the correct white balance for theater lighting–but not always. Don't try and color correct every scene when the lights are often intentionally giving a color cast.
- Scene brightness will change the color temperature as well. A dimmer set at 10% will make the light more orange than at 100% brightness.
- Try to use shutter speed that is closest to the focal length. If 200mm use 1/200 and if 500mm then use 1/500. This is why having a monopod will let you shoot darker scenes to help keep the camera steady.