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    Default CWB on the Referee's shorts

    Hi all,

    I was having a chat with the camera tech at Canon today and mentioned that I will be taking photo's at an up coming football match.

    He mentioned that a Pro photographer once said to him, "do a CWB on the Referee's shorts", because they are the whitest thing on the field.

    I had a chuckle. But, I guess there could be some truth to it.

    Have you ever heard something similar ?

    By the way, this is a night match "flood lit"

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo
    Hi all,

    I was having a chat with the camera tech at Canon today and mentioned that I will be taking photo's at an up coming football match.

    He mentioned that a Pro photographer once said to him, "do a CWB on the Referee's shorts", because they are the whitest thing on the field.

    I had a chuckle. But, I guess there could be some truth to it.

    Have you ever heard something similar ?

    By the way, this is a night match "flood lit"

    Cheers
    Pls do take note that not all referees wear white. IMO most of them are black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Pls do take note that not all referees wear white. IMO most of them are black.

    Hi Snoweagle,

    Yeah, I am not a follower of referees and their shorts,
    but I guessed that their would be some with different dress sense

    I think that the guy was referring to a particular type of football where the ref always wears white shorts.

    The whole idea sounded funny when it was said,
    but I could assume that some would have their shorts whiter than white "as in the O*O" advert

    I thought it was an interesting observation none the less. And it was given by a long time football photog.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo
    Hi Snoweagle,

    Yeah, I am not a follower of referees and their shorts,
    but I guessed that their would be some with different dress sense

    I think that the guy was referring to a particular type of football where the ref always wears white shorts.

    The whole idea sounded funny when it was said,
    but I could assume that some would have their shorts whiter than white "as in the O*O" advert

    I thought it was an interesting observation none the less. And it was given by a long time football photog.

    Cheers
    Actually if u want to get a gd CWB, u can meter your hand's skin tone.
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    Default Re: CWB on the Referee's shorts

    American Football ref wear white pants IIRC..
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    Default Re: CWB on the Referee's shorts

    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo
    Hi all,

    I was having a chat with the camera tech at Canon today and mentioned that I will be taking photo's at an up coming football match.

    He mentioned that a Pro photographer once said to him, "do a CWB on the Referee's shorts", because they are the whitest thing on the field.

    I had a chuckle. But, I guess there could be some truth to it.

    Have you ever heard something similar ?

    By the way, this is a night match "flood lit"

    Cheers
    Refs in AFL wear white top paired with black pants right?

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    Basically, it was a field experience and I must say this was a pretty practical idea - if the ref happen to wear white shorts that night.

    Filter paper or even Expodisc would do all right, isn't it?

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    erm.. but the guy would have to be quite close for you to cover the whole frame...

    be quite funny to see one right in front of the camera getting photographed..

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