a lens never meant for basketball

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  1. boris152

    boris152 TPF Noob!

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    Despite having to shoot at f5.6 for most of these, and underexposing to control the motion blur at least a little, I was happy to grab these from a recent game. Certainly not pro-quality, but I like them, and photography for me is more about fun than anything else at this point. :)

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    Don't even start with your lens suggestions. The money doesn't exist for them. :)
     
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    Wow I love the expression on her face.
     
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    Very good given your conditions! :)
     
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    I really like 3. And I agree that they arent as bad as you make them seem
     
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    They look great! Especially for shooting in such difficult lighting situations. If you have photoshop, you might want to duplicate the photo layer and change the blending mode to 'screen' and fiddle with the opacity.

    Good job.
     
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    They are good!
    More so given the circumstances!

    I really like the total-stop-action in #2. Fascinating to see EVERYTHING blurred, even the umpair behind her, with her stopping so you could get her (almost) sharp.
     
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    2 is my favorite, her expression is very funny. Almost like she's terrified.
     
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    :) Thank you, everyone, for the encouragement. My sister (significantly more artistic than I am) has the full Photoshop, so I'll try and fiddle with Peanuts' suggestion.

    As for 2, that's the star varsity player at Prophetstown. I got many uselessly blurred shots of her. That one is her on (yet another) break away. :)
     
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    I think all my basketball shots are horrible, but a good percentage of them are actually pretty good. Especially since I just started out! Your shots are pretty darn good too. We'll both be pleased when we get a better lens though, I'm sure of it.
     
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    Indoor sports with no strobe is so hard to make work. Good shots overall.
     
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    What was your ISO set on?
     

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