|Tigers players warming up for opening day. Photo taken by Allen Jackson/South End|
So I decided to take my camera to my job at Comerica Park to shoot opening day. Unfortunately, shooting with a tablet camera was not the way to go about it. It will give you a low ISO and as a result the shutter speed will suffer from it. In one of my photos where I tried to get a picture of one of the players, I should have went closer to the dugout instead of half way down the lower bowl.
|Tiger fans standing outside in front of the ballpark signing up for Chevy ride and drive in front of the Nikolas Kronwall bobblehead. Photo taken by Allen Jackson/South End|
I also took a picture of people holding the United States flag while the Four Tops were singing the National Anthem. For this picture, I wanted to use shallow depth of field to focus on the flag. However, shooting with a tablet camera pales in comparison to shooting with a DSLR camera. DSLRs gives the best shutter speeds, higher ISOs and proper f-stops while on tablet camera the three are limited.
|Volunteers holding the U.S. flag while the Four Tops sing the National Anthem. Photo taken by Allen Jackson/South End.|
Now for the shooting sports part, it is not easy because when being a photojournalist you have to get in the right position and have the proper settings in order to stop the action at just the right time to get a decent photo. This is why it will be learning curve for me that tablet cameras won’t cut it in photojournalism.