I finally uploaded the photos from last Saturday’s Break Day at the Academy of Okinawan Karate’s Eureka Dojo, and I selected the photo of my instructor, Sensei Trent Miller (nidan) for this week’s Photo Friday entry.
Shot with the 18-55mm kit lens on my Digital Rebel XSi. No flash. I cranked the ISO up to 800 to compensate for the indoor lighting. Normally I’d go lower, but the overcast day meant even less light than usual in the dojo. I spread the autofocus across the boards and the front of Sensei’s uniform as he prepared, then used continuous shutter to capture the motion.
I managed to capture all of the students’ breaks this year, so I’m happy with the results. I may experiment with capturing motion blur in the hands, but the actual Break Day isn’t the time for experimenting. Maybe I’ll work with my instructors on that another time.