Brand New "Sports Photographer" C/C please

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  1. kfrisbee

    kfrisbee TPF Noob!

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    I am relearning the art of photography after a 25 year break. I just got a Fujifilm S1000fd and will be snapping mostly softball photos.

    These shots are with the automatic setting for sports, but this weekend I intend to play with the Aperture and shutter speeds.

    I would love some honest critique!

    Thanks

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    Not bad for a first attempt. My advice would be to really pay attention to focus. It could just be my eyes but the focus on all of them looks quite a bit off. The second pic is better, but they arent very sharp either. I would definatly take it off auto and learn the settings.
     
  3. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not real sure what to say. Keep practicing.

    If you're on a budget, then 'sports photographer' may not be your cup of joe.

    Now focus on lighting, and don't be afraid to do some post processing. Adjusting the levels on these photos would help a lot.
     
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    Agreed on the budget part, sports photography is quite demanding and can eat up a lot of $$$ very quickly. Especially if its a lot of nighttime or indoor sports with poor lighting situations.
     

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