I have a boat load of photos from the bowling alley, but I’m not loving them and I realized why.
Noise doesn’t bother me so much in some photos, particularly intense black and white. But the bowling alley needed colour. And I wasn’t loving the noise in the colour images. I also max out my shutter speed at 180 when I use the speedlite, and I’m not convinced that I love the result when shooting kids who are running around, especially when you combine that with some noise. I think that I’ll have to play in that environment a little more to get results that I am happy with. (I need to go bowling more often = first world problem, right?)
Also, looking at them now I can see that I didn’t take advantage of all of the great lines in a bowling alley. Looking at the environment before I start shooting is something that I want to work on.
For fun, here are a couple from the bowling alley:
Bounced flash from Speedlite 430ex II
But here is my submission for the week. Light source is an iPad, with some natural ambient light reduced in post processing.
Next in the circle is Martine and her submission for this week’s challenge.