Shooting with the Converted Canon 6D at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Last night I went to the game on campus with one goal in mind. I wanted to use the infrared camera to capture some of the action. I took some extra gear in case I decided to shoot the game normally, but I did not. There were enough cameras on the players that mine would not have made a difference. I stayed for the first half, and I made all of my images with the converted Canon 6D. I shot very conservatively. I did not motor drive, but I waited for the peak action to press the shutter. I probably missed a few shots this way, but I had much fewer to edit this way. This is kind of a gimmick when used for sports so I did not want 500 images on my hard drive. It is a very interesting look, and sometime down the road I may try it again. Tonight I will be shooting for Florida State so I will not have the option to play like I did last night. It was fun to change things up a bit though.

I saw something like this when Bruce Bennett the great hockey photographer tried it earlier in the year. It was very cool to see most of the color stripped away from the teams making them fairly equal. I thought that it might be interesting as well with the t-shirt patterns in the stands, but for some reason only the two lower student sections seemed to get it right. In the photos you can see some of the patterns though although not their intended color.

Bonus Photos

Here are a few more photos from the game that had something of interest in them.


About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at

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