a couple for CC Please

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Superub, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Superub

    Superub TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hello all,

    over the weekend i went and watched a friend play indoor netball. Thought I would try my hand at some sports photography. THese were shot with my 40D and 18-200mm lens as wide as possible.

    any constructive feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Ruben

    1 [​IMG]

    2 [​IMG]

    3 [​IMG]

    4 [​IMG]

    Had to lighten this one a little hence the poor quality.
     
  2. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    2 seems like it has a white balance issue.
    2,3,4 are all still too dark.

    When you said that you lightened the last one, did you mean you shot in JPG instead of RAW?

    Composition wise, sports photography to me is about emotions and reactions...which means close ups on the players at key moments in the game. I find your images are too far away to capture emotion.

    I like the idea of #3 with everyone looking at the ball, but the angle chosen makes the image have so much other stuff in the image that are distracting such as the net, the ceiling..

    Watch your choice of shooting locations and keep the background in mind.
    Sports photography is one of the more equipment heavy types of photography, specially indoors. Reason is what its fast moving and you need a high shutter speed in a usually poorly lit room, meaning high ISO, wide lenses,....

    Keep on shooting!
     
  3. lotusflower007

    lotusflower007 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Asheville NC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I would agree, that you want action shots of the players. I would try to get the moment where someone was about to hit the ball, or of a person close up jumping, or to focus on an interaction between two people. Get the unique quick shots of people in action, hair flying, arms out, etc upclose. Fill up the frame, if you think your close enough, go two steps closer.
     
  4. Weaving Wax

    Weaving Wax TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Underexposed.
     
  5. Superub

    Superub TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks all.

    Yeah the lighting was pretty poor. Thinking of maybe should have tried the 1.8 50mm. Oh well next time.

    I really appreciate the feedback.

    Cheers

    Ruben
     
  6. PHILLIP MAC

    PHILLIP MAC TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    France
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    My feeling is that you should up the iso on the camera to solve the light problem,
    use the zoom to give you different types of pictures, get as close to the netting as possible to show less of this but definitly give it a go with the 200mm for some nice expressions.
     

Share This Page