Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:14 PM
RAW can save the day and it is all I shoot, but I still try and get within a 1/3 of a stop of the correct exposure. Depending on the time of day, when I shot soccer I either use Aperture priority or shutter priority. As long as I don't think the ISO will get out of control, I MAY use auto ISO. However, my gear is no where near as good as the current cameras from a noise perspective, so I try and keep the ISO low.
Also, since I normally shoot soccer games with my 120-300mm f/2.8 lens, I always use a monopod. If the kids are young, I will either sit in a chair or on the ground. IMO, it really makes a big difference to be down on their level when shooting. As long as the shutter remains about 1/500 or better for the little guys/girls, I should be OK. Of course I would love to be around 1/1200+.
As for Lightroom, I love it also. Lightroom is so good that I stopped shooting RAW+JPEG and now ONLY shot RAW. I can shoot an entire game, download the images to the computer and have them up on the site in less than 30 minutes. Including, picking the keepers, editing and uploaded to the site. My work flow with Lightroom is so much better than it was before.
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