Infield shots I would have missed

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Last year, when I started shooting a little baseball and softball, it was just pics of my nephew's kids. I'd shoot them at the plate, and then, at their field positions. I guess you could say I was shooting in more of a 'static' mode, than 'dynamic'. Since I was always shooting in manual, it wasn't a problem.

But now, I'm shooting a LOT of baseball. and my stubborn 'manual' ways were causing me to miss shots. some of the fields I shoot at, can have the plate in shadows, and the infield in sun at the same time. I simply couldn't change settings quick enough to get the hit and the infield play. Then along came this thread by Frank;https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=114723

I then realized that maybe I should give up my 'manual' ways, and try aperture prioity. It's still work in progress, and is different for this old-schooler, but I'm now getting shots that I would have otherwise missed. I'm now getting the hit and the infield play. :biggrin:

So, thanks Frank for starting that thread and wakeing me up. :biggrin: Also, thanks to Mike, Randy, Topher, Twig, and the rest of you. I've learned a lot from all of you on this forum.

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I just LOVE the facial expressions in #'s 3 & 5. Your work is beautiful and I'm sure the kids/parents love the shots!!! :smile:

Yes, aperature definitely has it's advantages.......and you can always change ISO or EV adjustment as necessary if you're unhappy with how things are turning out. :smile:
 
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I just LOVE the facial expressions in #'s 3 & 5. Your work is beautiful and I'm sure the kids/parents love the shots!!! :smile:
Thanks, Gretchen. talk about timing...... Just after I posted this thread, I checked my email. just received one from smugmug that telling me that the mother of the infielder in #3 just ordered ten prints. :biggrin: :biggrin:



Yes, aperature definitely has it's advantages.......and you can always change ISO or EV adjustment as necessary if you're unhappy with how things are turning out. :smile:
that's been part of my adjustment curve. the other night, I was changing ISO back and forth between 200 and 400. next time, maybe I'll try EV adjusting also.

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Yep, Like everyone else said, gotta love those little faces!!!:biggrin:

Nice shots!!!
 
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Good stuff Jim..I really like 3 and 5.

I usually shoot in manual also but have played with other settings and they
all have their place.
 
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Jim, thanks for the acknowledgement, but the thanks should go to our forum mates. I am so proud to say that we all learn from one another here and this is a true testament to the fact. I used to shoot manual, then shutter priority and now all I shoot sports with is aperture priority. If works well for me and since getting a better grip on my EV compensation, I am coming home with many more keepers. I shot a baseball game yesterday and an acquaintance was shooting the game as well. He was moaning about his results and how he was blowing shots due to the wrong exposure settings. I tried offering some tips, but he wouldn't hear of it saying that manual mode was the best exposure mode, I shrugged my shoulders and said, "okay".
 
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Great shots, Jim! Those really were a lot of fun to look at. Those kids remind me what I love about sports.

There are a lot of great folks here, and a really enjoy everyone's baseball shots. I should comment more and post more and try to get some help to!
 
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Great shots, Jim! Those really were a lot of fun to look at. Those kids remind me what I love about sports.

There are a lot of great folks here, and a really enjoy everyone's baseball shots. I should comment more and post more and try to get some help to!
Thanks, Mason.
 

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