Night Time Sports Photography

What is more exciting than taking pictures of men’s rugby? Taking them at night, under floodlights. And if that is not good enough? Add some heavy rain. Time for some Night Time Sports Photography!

If you missed my last rugby posts, find there here:

Following Welshpool’s rugby team to Shrewsbury initially, I assumed I would be practicing my framing and just adding some experience and images to my portfolio. Instead, I was faced with a challenge. Shooting in low light with floodlights in the drizzle.

Shrewsbury v Welshpool rugby match

Night Time Sports Photography

My camera, the Canon 6d is fantastic in low light, I found this out when working in nightclubs, but unlike the 7dii that I aspire to upgrade to, the 6d has a lower fps and therefore cannot capture the low light action that would work perfectly for my shots.

Working in the rain also had its challenges. I had already accepted to compromise my images to have a higher ISO and therefore have some grain to them, but with the addition of rain, it’s hard to differentiate between the grain from high ISO and the actual rain itself.

Shrewsbury v Welshpool rugby match

Even with the compromise, I am still happy with the shots I got, with just additional time in editing. If you have any advice for me on this topic, please don’t hesitate to comment!

As always I had a lot of fun shooting this match, thanks for reading, and have a great day!

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Published by Briony-Molly

Photographer & Designer. Horse Owner, Book Fanatic

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