Pics from a basketball game...

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  1. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ...comment if you want: Michal Jaszewski's Albums
    Don't feel like posting them here separately so just go there and comment. Unfortunately I have yo leave this great forum and go to sleep.
     
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    the seem like snapshots to be honest. heads were centered - the rule of thirds ignored in some cases. your shutter speed seemed a little slow...and the lighting could have been better (probably the gym)
     
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    yea the lighting sucked and there was little room between the court and the wall so I had to stay in one place.
     
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    did you use your 50mm?

    or did you use your 10-20mm?
     
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    For most shots I used by 10-20 since my teacher decided we should cover as much focal lenght as possible. Me with 10-20, teacher one 28-70(i think) friend 50 and teacher 2 70-200
     
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    oh, well that will explain the blur a little...

    if it were me (not in a class) - would have used the 50, but clearly you're on assignment - so that factors in.
     
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    speaking of 50mm

    I just ordered a Nikkor 50mm 1.8 from BHPHOTO. Will be here Tuesday.

    I'm so excited. I'm going to a division 1 collegiate game next weekend - so it'll be helpful.
     
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    I'd say loose the selective coloring, it looks cheesy all the time and especially bleh in sports images.
     
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    well these are probably for the yearbook...if not we're shooting a different game and I'll make sure I get the 50 :p. I did the selective coloring because they had a lot of noise so I made them black and white but than wanted to show the school colors, which many people in the school will like since they don't know anything about technical photography details. Just like when I showed my accounting teacher my pictures and I got comments like" That's pretty" or "that's beautiful" but when I look at the shot I see a million things wrong with it.
     
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    Good luck manual focusing a sporting event.

    The selective coloring does not add much of anything to the photos. With selective coloring you want that color and that subject to be STRIKING. The colors here are drab and dull (not your fault).

    Also - crank up that ISO man. Your shutter speed was in no way adequate to be shooting sports.
     
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    well, it will be Auburn v. Arkansas. Not exactly a game I could get a press pass to, so I'll be taking pictures from my seat.

    I might try to walk down in the student section to get some closer shots. But lots of focus adjustments won't be necessary.
     
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    I would not even consider using the 10-20 for sports nowhere near fast enough for sports, you would be better with a 85mmF1.8
     

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