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The Goal Keepers

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by mike mac, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Here are a bunch of shots of the goal keepers, these athletes provide some of the best color and easiest action shots in soccer cause you know where they are always going to be and the action is always around them.
    So here are the shots again all with the D2X and the 300 2.8 with 1.4 tele
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    #2
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    #3
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    #4
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    #5
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    #6
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    #7
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    #8
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    #9
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    #10
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    #11
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  2. Excelent shots Mike. Thank you for sharing them.

    God Bless,
    David
     
  3. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    super
     
  4. Yessir, top notch again. Great color and clarity, and expressions too!
     
  5. Dave

    Dave

    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    Excellent Mike...top notch as always. I love the facial expression in #8!!!
     
  6. topher04r1

    topher04r1 Guest

    they look GREAT mike.... thanks for showing us !!
     
  7. They are all great, but #3 is really nice.
     
  8. GBRandy

    GBRandy

    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI
    #6 & #10 are winners....but they are all something special....nice work...yet again
     
  9. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Mississippi
    Fantastic!
    #3 and #8 are my favorites.
     
  10. My favorites are #8 and #10, but all are truly impressive. Thanks so much for sharing these!
     
  11. haze2

    haze2

    780
    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Great work, I love the color. Number 3 takes the cake! Was there much cropping in these shots?
     
  12. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent work Mike
    Faces and positions are great...lol
    they are so serious
     
  13. Great shots!
     
  14. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Wow, awesome shots. The facial expressions and intensity are great.
     
  15. excelent work !! great expressions
     
  16. Outstanding Mike - Lovely stuff...
     
  17. bruheim

    bruheim

    194
    Jul 1, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Mike, these and the others you've posted the last few days are just crazy good. You set the bar very high!
     
  18. Mike,

    Everybody else has given the superlatives (and I'm not going to disagree)...so I'll aks the questions, if I may.

    Based on the 300/1.4 combo, I'm assuming that the following is how you're setting yourself up to get these shots:

    1. You're positioned about mid way on the field, maybe a a few yards short of the centre line.

    2. You're moving back and forth to catch both sides of the ball.

    3. You're working to keep the sun in the most optimal situation, given the field you work with (sun off a shoulder or behind you for example), but where you can't get it perfect, you're exposing for the face.

    4. Without looking at the EXIF (don't have a reader) I'd guess your shooting close to f/4 with a high shutter speed.

    And finally, since you've previously talked about the requirements for action/sportraits/both teams, I'm wondering how you generally work your physical on-site workflow. For example, shoot the sportraits at break, during whistle stops, move for the goalie action with the flow or ?

    Hope these aren't too many questions.

    TIA for your reply.
     
  19. Raul_T

    Raul_T

    282
    Apr 29, 2007
    DFW, Texas
    Thanks for sharing Mike, 8 takes the cake!
     
  20. Firelarz

    Firelarz

    Feb 26, 2006
    Chandler, AZ
    Wow Mike, all great, but #8, he looks ****ed! LOL
     
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