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High School Rodeo!

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Chris Pierce, May 23, 2007.

  1. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce Guest

    I Went to watch ny niece, she runs barrels, poles, and does the goat tying events, I took my D200 & 70-200 to take some shots of her, it's funny how people look at you when you pull out your gear.

    The event shooter kept giving me funny looks, I only shot my niece and a few of the saddle bronc riders just for fun, but man was he watching me.

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  2. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Nice shots. My favorites are No. 3 and 6
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Really nice shots
  4. sbutchin


    Mar 1, 2005
    the first thing i do if there is another photographer at an event is introduce myself - that usually defuses them as they now do not see you as a potential threat! it can be helpful especially if they've shot there before as they could give some tips on lighting and places to stand to get the best shots - polite and courteous still works wonders on people! guess I'm old school!!!
  5. sbutchin


    Mar 1, 2005
    btw - great shots!!
  6. Excellent shots I might suggest shooting a little tigher to eliminate some of the distrating backgrounds
  7. SCRacer


    Apr 12, 2006
    wow great shots.
  8. Sharon


    Feb 18, 2006
    Nice shots!
  9. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I sincerely agree with Stephanie and Mike, their tips will help you immensely. I really enjoyed this series of images and hope that you will get more chances to shoot rodeos again real soon. This looks like a blast to shoot.
  10. Jerri Lynn

    Jerri Lynn Guest

    good job. My favorite is #1.
  11. Capture Utah

    Capture Utah

    Nov 23, 2006
    Wonderful shots!
  12. I really like 3 and 6. They could be shot a bit tighter, but they could also be cropped a bit for a similar effect. I've never shot a rodeo, but these shots are making me think about it. I'd also agree to introduce yourself to the event shooter (I assume that's him in the first two shots). This guy is probably making his living shooting events like this, and he sees you as a threat to his income. If he comes across as a jerk when you meet him, be sure to smile at hm every time he glares at you. He'll either warm up to you or get so upset that he'll lose his concentration. Either way, he'll deserve what he gets.
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