|This is the backstop fence at Fifth Third Field. String is medium thickness.|
Tip 2: Did you know you can shoot through a fence as if it wasn't there? It's not a miracle; you just have to consider the following things:
- It depends what lens length you're using. Wide lenses, like a 35mm, won't work, even at 2.8. Long lenses are the key. I recently shot these photos to illustrate this point:
|16mm lens shot @ 2.8, 1/2700 of a second, 400 ISO|
|300 mm lens @ f3.2, 1/1600 of a second, 800 ISO|
|This was taken with a 300 mm lens at f2.8, but the fence was about 20 feet or so from the pitcher.|
So, next time you think a fence is an obstacle, experiment with different lens lengths and f/stops to solve this problem.