Track shots

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by niknd501, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Drove like a madman after the few baseball shots to get to my kids meet.
    Struggled with missed focus..shooting into the sun...soft faces...

    Any track shooters out there having trouble with focus with kids coming
    straight at you...I shot in continuous and could not get a sharp shot...:confused:

    This is my kids best friend


    Jr in the 1600 meter run.....He broke 5 minutes ( so a good night ) !!
    Finished 4th


  2. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Hey, these are good. The backlighting on the first leaves a pleasant aura around his head. We'll have to discuss this stuff on Sunday, I would like to give track a try since no one pays much attention to our athletes. Oh, please tell your son congratulations from all of us.
  3. They look good tell your son congratulations and to keep on trucking
  4. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Thanks Mike....Any tips for track ? I struggled with the kids running striaght at me..Couldn't seem to get a crisp shot. Lot's of pp to save.
  5. I started with track, and in general don't have the problem you're referring to. You can always try forcing the camera to focus in front of the athlete and swing to the athlete.
  6. Geo31

    Geo31 Guest

    I've yet to shoot track, but I shoot a 5k generally twice a month and shoot marathons or other road racing when I have the opportunity (and am not competing myself).

    I don't know what equipment you're using, but I use a D70 with a 80-200 f/2.8. I've gotten the best results shooting with AF-C using the "sports" setting. I've messed with SP and other things, but I've liked the shutter speed/aperture selections I've gotten.

    Anyway, I've found that I need to let the focus track for at least a second to ensure good focus.


    She may be 13 but she won the women's division!

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  7. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Google for Trap Focus....maybe that will work.
  8. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Very nice shots.
    I still can't see how these kids do the hurdles. (youth maybe?):smile:
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