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My son's baseball game

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by chewbecca, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. This is my son's first year in baseball. It's a coach's pitch league and very informal. They basically have a lot of fun and no one really keeps score.
    It's for the Y.
    I shot these with my 55-200mm VR lens. I don't really know what I'm doing as far as sports shooting goes, but C&C is welcomed because I need to learn.:biggrin:
    Also, any suggestions on how to properly crop sports pics would be appreciated. These are a little busy in some, but I couldn't help it. I couldn't avoid the cars and some of the people in the background.

    I *think* most of these were shot at 1/1250-2000 @f8 400 ISO.
    My son practicing throwing before the game.



    I KNOW! The face is uneven here, and I tried to fix it in PP, but was not too successful.


    This little guy is SUCH a character! He will forget to run when he hits the ball.
    And then he yells how he always forgets to run.

    I should probably crop more off of the left on this.


  2. lr0868


    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    great set I love them..especially solid!!
  3. HA! Thanks! :biggrin:

    Anyone else...critique, please?
  4. Hi Rebecca...I've definitely learned (here) that cropping tighter is better. You might want to take the lead from #3, that's more along the lines of what I'd suggest for your other pics.

    For example, the first picture could just be of him and the ball...and the second one could be cropped to just the fellow w/ the ball/glove. The fellow to the right w/ his back to you doesn't add much to the pic, IMHO.

    On the next to last one, where you speculate that you should crop off the left, I agree, perhaps just inside the tree, but also on the right, near that shadow/line running up the brick might be nice.

    One of the pros here, Topher, has a nice blog that has some tips, cropping is one of them...

    For the most part, your horizons are nice and level, but in some, like #3, take a look at the bench, might want to straighten based on that (versus the fence post which is pretty skewed).

    Other things look good, sharpness, colors, etc. Hope this helps, keep posting!!!
  5. bett


    Mar 31, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Very nice set.
    You could make the background a little less "busy"
    by shooting with a wider aperture (smaller f/number)
    to blur the background a bit.
    The bottom shot is a good example of what I mean.

    Looks like a good time!
  6. Thank you so much everyone!:biggrin:
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