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 Post subject: Football, please C&C
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:35 pm 
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Not too long after purchased my 70-200mm f2.8 vr, I took it for a test.
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This pic has very nice lighting and shadow. He just happen to run into the spot. Lucky me captured it.

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Team RCC won, the one in Orange. It was their home game
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please feel free to C&C, I need them to improve.

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Awesome set!Second one is my favorite, looks so sharp!!

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thanks! It was a really fun experience to shoot a football game.
I realized how important is the camera performance as the Night set in...I must have shutter speed around 800-1000, my ISO had to jump all the way to 4,000. atleast 6fps-9fps... it's amazing how the camera can do those precisely.

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Very nice, must be great being that close to shoot


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lowliferider wrote:
Very nice, must be great being that close to shoot


thanks :)
I was right on the side line.
I learned that dont step on the field b/c u'll willl get crush easily... I did it and lucky to dive in time.

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Great shots! You must be very happy with that lens :) , i can see how sharp it is!

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Thanks for the cheerleaders,


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My main problem with them, is that the backgrounds are very busy, and often distraction from the action. Unfortunately, i cant think of a way around this, due to the restrictions of a football field...

great set none-the-less though. congratulations on the new lens.

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oh... I see what you mean... That I can try to get a better angle next game.

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yes. An angle which has a less distracting background, would draw your eyes to the action more... But I'm not sure if that would be possible at a game like this.

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Great shots, I like the last one because it captures the expression on the players face. As a newbie I look at magazine and news paper photos also, I found they usually focus on the main subject with the background blurred such as a runner crossing the winning line.

In the case of action shots, I don’t think you can do to much about setting otherwise you will miss the moment messing around with the camera, what do you think

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to be honest, I never knew how hard it is to shoot football until I actually do it, trust me. It is so hard to focus on the player. your eyes have to be quick in the viewfinder too. The problem with that is you never know which player is gonna get the ball. so getting a close close tight shot of the player is really hard.... but pros with experience does it very well!! I have lots of to learn.
Thanks for all the feed back guys! :D

I wish my lens has a longer focal length... a 300mm 2.8 VR would do the tric:lol: k, which cost three times as my 70-200mm VR.... :?

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Action shots require high shutter speed. I keep my shutters above 1/1000s
Shooting sport also require a unique focusing style :) which suits the user.

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Great shots. As others have said, the background is a bit busy in some. The best ones are isolated subjects. Good work though, better than what I could do at my first try.

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I like them all except 6, which is a misfocus/motion blurred. ;)

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Citruspers wrote:
I like them all except 6, which is a misfocus/motion blurred. ;)


Looks to me like the focus is tack sharp on the number 27 so I'd say it was a misfocus.

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