Why are the large color pictures in the sports pages after a KU basketball game getting so grainy?
The quality depends on where the Jayhawks are playing and the quality of lighting available, said Mike Yoder, Journal-World chief photographer. At Allen Fieldhouse, the J-W has installed strobe lights in the rafters. The additional lighting allows the
J-W to use a slower film speed and get the highest-quality results. The Jayhawks' past three games have been in arenas with much lower light levels and no strobes. The images produced under such lighting tend to have a grainy look that shows up more in larger photos. For games in poorly lighted arenas, the J-W sometimes will send staffers a day or two ahead to install additional lighting.