Sunday, March 21, 2010
All the above pictures were shot with a D200, at f/2.8, 1/8000 sec., ISO 1600, spot metering, tripod and with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
I dare you to shoot pictures like these! We had a fun day of shooting today. If you attempt this make sure you have enough light. Lots of light is the key. I believe we will try this again during the summer, outside with the noon day sun. Did I tell you, you need a ton of light! A camera with a high burst rate helps too.
"We" are: Paul my friend and his new Nikon D300s, my son and I. We set up in the garage with lights, cameras, water balloons, and two types of darts. A special thanks to my son who was sent in and out of the house several times to get all the little things we needed to pull off this shoot. He also blew and threw darts for us. Thanks bud!
The chance to shoot at 1/8000 of a second does not come along too often. I was afraid I would not be able to keep up with the D300s. In ISO capability I did not. My ISO 1600 did not hold a candle to that of the D300s. For this reason I remind you to have lots of light when attempting this type of picture. We finally open the garage door to flood the area with sunlight. Next time we will be completely outside. Also get a large bucket and fill it with water balloons so you don’t have to stop and fill balloons as often. I hope you enjoy the balloon bursting shots. We discussed some variations for the next time so it looks as though there will be more balloon bursting in the future.
I saved the best for last! The following pictures are from Paul. Shot with a Nikon D300s, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, seven frames per second burst rate, a tripod and a big smile! Enjoy the new camera Paul. Thanks, the pictures are awesome!