I'm really new at photography, and own a canon 50D with the 18-55mm kit lens and the 55-250mm cheap lens
I bought these so i can figure out what my needs are before spending too much money on a lens i might regret afterward
Last weekend I went to a Karate tournament to test everything out. I know my lenses aren't really perfect for indoor sports photography, but for now, it'll have to do
I would like your comments on the following picture
This is the small version, bigger version can be found here:
These are my remarks:
-even though shooting in aperture mode, the aperture went up to 5.6 i had it at 4.0 on 55mm, but for some reason after zooming in and back out, it stuck to 5.6 so i couldn't get a better shutter time, but i've been told this is ok so it keeps some movement in the shot
i should've double checked that, but forgot... i'll know better next time
-the background is too crowded with the advertising, but i couldn't go anywhere else as there were other tatami's (mats on which they fight) to the left and right where other fights were going on... and on the other side of the tatami, there were the benches for other fighters/coaches/referees... so the only way i guess i could've lost some of the advertising, would be to get up higher in the stands, but i prefer being lower so i'm not shooting the top of their heads...
(or get a better lens with a bigger aperture so it would be blurrier)
-should i crop the picture so that there is less space to the left of the left fighter and also on top so there is less advertising?
What do you guys think I could do better next time?