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Australia Day Wii

I wanted to get a unique perspective of friends playing tennis on our Nintendo Wii. I set the camera (Canon 350D) up resting on top of the TV, pointing back at the guys. On the camera was the Sigma 8mm f4 fisheye lens.

 

I had the flash resting on the sloping part of the TV case, pointed up the wall and partly on the ceiling, this gave a broad even illumination, with a strong front light component, filling the shadows from bouncing off the ceiling nicely.

 

The camera was fired by a cheap radio wireless shutter release. Unfortunately this can interfere with the cactus trigger for the flash, so I had to trigger the camera's self timer. Because that meant I couldn't time the shots to capture the action, I had to take MANY shots and pick the best.

 

Canon 350D

Sigma 8mm f4 fisheye lens

Canon 580EX @ 1/4 triggered by cactus wireless transmitter

1/60th sec f8 ISO200

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Taken on February 2, 2008