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First time posting, softball, with 70-200VR

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Larty, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Larty

    Larty

    79
    Apr 12, 2007
    U.S.A.
    First time posting pics... comments and critiques welcome.
    Can't compete with the pro level pics some of you share.


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    Thanks!
    Jimmy
     
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  2. GBRandy

    GBRandy

    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI
    When shooting right handed hitters (the majority) try and be on the first base side...as you can tell, you would have had his face looking at you instead of away.

    Practicing your shutter release to keep the ball in the frame is another thing to consider.

    Some of us might consider an EV compensation to try and bring the exposure of the face more in line and let the highlights go blown...The D200 has an nice EV compensation setting and would worthwhile looking into in the manual.

    I think it is is a great start....you got a killer combination to work with, that's for sure.
     
  3. Larty

    Larty

    79
    Apr 12, 2007
    U.S.A.

    GBRandy,

    Thanks for the reply. I am still working on timing the shutter release
    that is for sure, totally agree with you. I'll try playing with the exposure
    again on my next outing.

    With regards to the other side of the field.. ya mean like this? =D

    Thanks!
    Jimmy

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  4. There ya go Jimmy! A few suggestions on this shot.

    Crank up your SS (Bump ISO if need be to freeze action)
    Crop tighter to isolate your subject
    Shoot continuous drive and blast away
    And last but not least, have fun shooting :smile:
     
  5. Larty

    Larty

    79
    Apr 12, 2007
    U.S.A.
    Peter,

    Thanks! Yeah, I should have shot with higher ISO in this pic to
    freeze the action a little more. I did use continuous, use it for
    all action pictures. The thing with shooting at high ISO is that
    the picture gets little noisy... and I'm not sure how to adjust
    my exposure to get it less noisy. I've bumped up ISO, but I
    need the shutter speed..... do I increase exposure compensation
    then?

    Thanks!
    Jimmy
     
  6. GBRandy

    GBRandy

    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI
    What Peter said! This is a better angle.

    ISO 280 as in this shot, is still pretty low. Go to 400 if necessary...shooting in the shadows is tough....and that's what is giving you fits. Try a spot meter reading on the face and see what it says....no harm in a manual exposure setting to match that...best results may be achievable that way :wink:
     
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