WE love the Bartlett family. This week I called Melissa. Actually, Dave called Melissa while I held my feverish boy and asked her advice. We love the way this family is so kind, well cared for, healthy and loving. A few weeks ago, Paige skated at Ellenton,FL (yes, ice rinks in Florida but they are everywhere!!) And she skates so passionately that Paige shares her love for the ice with her dance. She doesn't just do the moves, she moves the audience. OF course, I had to take the camera while she skated. I studied ice rink photography settings because there are many things working against a great image. 1. Distance - I used my 300 to get up close. 2. Lighting -- fluorescent tones the skin green (lovely) so white balance is key 3. SPEED!! They are MOVING in a dark ring yards away. If the settings are not correct, you end up with blur. yuck.
I just upgraded to Lightroom and of course, used some presets from Munchkins and Mohawks (a Pittsburgh company!) ..
and maybe some day you will think as you watch the a skater on the ice .. I know that girl from some where!!