First time posting, softball, with 70-200VR

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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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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.
 
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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.

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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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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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:
 
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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:
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
 
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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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