PAL Football

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by SouthLand, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. SouthLand

    SouthLand TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone!

    I am just about 6 months into live action shooting and took some of my favorites and wanted some comments / suggestions. This is my son's PAL football team. These were all shot with a D60 with a 50-500mm Sigma.

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    Thanks! :thumbup:
     
  2. SouthLand

    SouthLand TPF Noob!

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    Nothing huh.... I must suck! :greenpbl:
     
  3. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No you don’t total suck but there are some problems and this place does not get a lot of sport shooter traffic

    The cropping or framing seems is a little tight and so does the composition, Think about leave some space so the composition has a more natural fell

    Watch out for Background Clutter, sorry but your #1 as it is is trash, Why becomes dominate crotch and T&A do not work in the background of family photos; if you are any good at photo shop maybe add some blur or cut the player and use the cut out in a collage

    Having part or all of the main subject’s face and ball in the shot will add a lot value; Moms like faces, Dad like action, Moms are always right
     
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  4. SouthLand

    SouthLand TPF Noob!

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    It took me a second to figure out what you were saying. Then I realized that crouch was supposed to be crotch. ;)

    Honestly I didn't even pay much attention to it, but I do see your point. Thanks for that.

    As far as cropping, I don't understand? Are you talking about #2? It is a little cluttered because I was trying to get a little of everyone in the shot.

    So, the ball and a face in the shot is good. As long as it's not close up? Can you be more specific? So are #3-#5 bad shots, or should there be more background?

    Thanks. I appreciate anything, I just wish there were more people leaving comments.
     
  5. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    dang spell check


    There are no rules of composition just subjections and opinions

    #2 does not have strong main subject, what are your eyes being drawn in too?, the framing/cropping is Ok


    #3 the focus is a little soft, the spacing between #21’s right hand and edge of image is a little tight


    #4 the spacing between #12 left hand and edge of image is tight, #68 and out of focus foreground is drawing my eyes in


    #5 the spacing between helmet and edge a long with the feet and edge are both too tight, plus it’s not the best angle or line of sight


    Also what shutter speed and IS0 where you using?
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Don't worry about cropping tight if it's an interesting shot, #1 is only interesting to you because it's your son
    #2 no faces and you can't tell what is going on
    #3 better but focus it is soft on his face, shutter speed not fast enogh for focal length
    #4 to much clutter in the background if you have a fast lens thats not a problem
    #5 not very interesting again
    I think a lot of the problem is you positioning also get lower, i would be kneeling down for these shots and shotting with them coming at me

    This is the nearest i have to American football
    here's a kicking shot
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    Tackle shot
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    and a running shot
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  7. SouthLand

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    Thanks for the help fellas! Back to the drawing board.....;)
     

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