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  1. skier66

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    These are from a game in December. Sat as high as possible in a suite and used a 300mm lens for the close-ups.
    Comments welcome but just wanted to say this was my first attempt with a dslr at a hockey game so I learned a few things for next time.


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    Boo Flyers!!!
    Nice pics...was there a shootout?
     
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    Considering that it was your first time, the shots are quite good. But there's room for improvement.
    First of all i'd try to get closer to the players. Generally most of the sports photography is shot from the eye level. Also as you'll get closer you'll be able to capture details like expression on player's face when he scores.
    The white balance seems to be a little off as well. Shouldn't the ice be whiter? You can adjust that in your camera or in photoshop.
     
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    Nice pics! That's my team BTW, the Canes that is. But I see Grahame was in goal so I'm sure it was a loss for us. :(
     
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    Or when he falls on his back and lets the puck go by (as per the last shot)...
     
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    A Pens fan... boooo back at you :mrgreen:.

    Yes.. shoot out.. we lost :(.
     
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    Yes.. agree about improvement.
    I would have love to be closer but our seats were up in the suite box.
    I was trying different settings and got varied results with white balance. Some came out better then others.
    One thing I noticed sitting up so high that every couple seconds there would be a flash along the ceiling throughout the entire building. I'm guessing this is setup for the remote flashes for the pro's? When a fight broke out my pic's were much brighter so there must hae been more flashes.
     
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    It was a shoot out and Rod our ex won it on last shot... it was a fluke goal...


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    The puck is in the air, you can see it along the boards in the back right side where there is a little blue
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    Now the puck is behind right shoulder at cross bar
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    not a hockey fan, but these were great shots for first time. I have to agree, most of these shots would have been great at eye level :)
     
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    I don't think that any pro would use a flash unless he's close enough to the the object he's taking photos of. Notice that when the game starts and people start taking photos there're flashes everywhere. This is because they don't know what they're doing :]
     
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    Take a look at these photos (not very good). I didn't make any changes, a small fight broke out and the images are more exposed from what looks like a flash. Like I mentioned since we sat up close to the rafters about every few seconds during the entire game you could see a flash go off.

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    It looks to me like it was exposing for the ice in the last series.

    Wow, I can't believe we won a game with Grahame in goal!!! I'm stunned.

    I actually know Rod. My sister used to work for him and Kelly before they divorced. Rod is actually a pretty nice guy. A little intense, but a nice guy none the less.
     

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