so who is ready

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Randy, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
  2. Ready? One of the football seasons started a month ago up here. One thing I love about Canada, is that there's club play, as well as High School! :)

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    And then the D80 got put away, and the D300 came out.
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    I still can't wait for High School football though, where I have games everyday to shoot.
     
  3. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Excellent Grabs Randy & Adrian!
     
  4. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    I know I'm ready to see what you and your new gear bring back from the football field !


    Can't wait. :biggrin:
     
  5. 5 weeks and 5 days to go Buddy!!
    I'm pumped !!
     
  6. KeithR

    KeithR

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    Jun 21, 2008
    Minnesota
    In the past I was so burned out by the time the pro bowl was played that I had no problem until draft day. Now with NFL Network, I'm watching games almost every week and was so wound up by the time mini camps came that I could hardly stand it. We're severely limited time wise to shoot practices(first 30 minutes and then you're told to pack it up) and now every one is on vacation until camp opens in 3 weeks. Untill then I've got mini camp shots(still editing and sending)to tide me over until the exhibition games. REALLY looking toward the regular season home opener and the last home game. We get to shoot both Mannings! Am I ready? Damn right I'm ready!
     
  7. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I am more than ready, I love shooting football. Chicago Bears training camp begins on the 23rd, I hope to make it out there a couple of times.
     
  8. Bigmuddy

    Bigmuddy

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    Feb 28, 2007
    Ohio
    Nice shots guys, way to get us fired up for football season...:biggrin:

    Looking forward to shooting, and seeing all the shots from you experts with the new gear. :wink:
     
  9. Nice shots. Can't wait until I can capture some action under the 'Friday Night Lights'. I currently play high school football. That's why I've got to wait to get my own shots.
     
  10. raygun

    raygun

    Nov 17, 2007
    USA
    Kudos and a question!

    I am more than ready! Hopefully I'll get a crack at going on the field with our varsity this year, although only one parent is allowed to shoot each game...

    Here's the question: my daughter is going to ECU in the Fall. What does their football team look like? (No laughing or sarcasm, please...):smile:
     
  11. I'm ready... I better be :biggrin:

    New Orleans Saints camp comes to town in a few weeks and I'll DEFINITELY be there. Also got a deal to shoot some HS Football for a local company that shoots for the newspaper. Can't wait !

    Dennis
     
  12. jStat

    jStat

    Dec 11, 2007
    Janesville, WI
    I'm definitely ready.

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  13. I don't know if I'm ready, but I'm eager. I've never shot football before, so I don't even know how I'll do. I'm going to try and talk to the coach at one of our local high schools to see if he'll allow me to shoot some practice and scrimmage games so I can "hone my skills". I'm hoping to get some assignments from the paper this upcoming season. So far, they like my baseball photos, so we'll see.
     
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  14. Voyager, just attack it with knowledge going in, and you should be fine. With the 70-200, you don't have to really worry about zooming too much, as you'll be at 200 most of the time. From there, learn how to get your safety shots -- a few plays of the QB dropping back, along with the RB cutting right towards the sidelines, head-on, will have you set up ok. From there, know to move 15-20 yards downfield when it's 3rd and long.

    I'm sure you get the idea, and with that, you'll do fine.

    Plus, you have the help of us here, if you need it.
     
  15. Thanks Adrian, I'll keep those tips in mind.
     
  16. Always ready for a football game

    A little lul in August and then full steam ahead football.
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  17. I'm not. I've been re-reading old FB posts. Especially Franks to try and learn about the use of flash. I don't think my D200, SB-800, and 300/f4 will cut it though.

    I have a feeling it will be too slow for night games. :frown:

    Joe
     
  18. jStat

    jStat

    Dec 11, 2007
    Janesville, WI
    Perhaps. I used my old D70/SB/800/70-200 2.8 combo with great results. That increased shutter flash sync really is great. Wonder why they don't include that option anymore?