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  1. Eventer

    Eventer TPF Noob!

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    "Shooting in an indoor arena" ? well IU finally got round ot it, and it was a big learning experiance - took me a while to figure out what setting as i was getting noisy blurry smudges for a start - Which isnt really ideal. so i did somthing i never do and i flicked it into auto and let it solve its own problems! haha so half the photos i took are in auto and half in aperture priority i think. I took about 400 photos all up but there were ALOT of bad ones! haha
    My model was amazing so kudos to her - She pulled of some real nice fancy moves and did what I asked :D pretty pleased.
    I have another shoot in the same situation - same arenas etc - so any helpfull comments, Critique etc, would be much apprciated im hoping for even better photos next time :D
    I found it real hard to shoot in cause on one side of the arena sunlight was streaming in so it caused havic, but in some shots a made it work.

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    I photoshopped this one heaps lol i kinda like it - This particular project though all the photos will be B&W in the end.

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    Woohoo! she can get him to Bow on command - I was impressed

    I then went outside to the sand arena, fully high sun at 1.00!! but i tried my luck again, got a few cute ones :D

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    (ugly bacground though in some places in this arena..)

    sorry theres lots... i couldnt choose...
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not too bad really in some obviously testing lighting.
    #1 I'm not a fan of the compsition (rider being cut brutally in half)
    #2 Could have done with a dose of fill flash but I'm guessig that was a no-no in this situation?
    #3 and 4 are a nice artistic touch
    #5 definitely would have benfited from a shallower depth of field. What lens are you using?
    #6 cute, slightly overexposed
    #7 same as #1
    #8 not bad, slightly overexposed and composition wise isn't the most exciting, although I'm not really sure what you could have done better.
     
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    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Overall... pretty good. :) I was thinking... what about an old look... Something like...

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    Wow, the b&w's are amazing, great job. I don't mind the cutoff the rider in #1, adds mystery.
     
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    3rd one is really nice!
     
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    I think the cut off rider puts more focus on the horse.
     
  7. Eventer

    Eventer TPF Noob!

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    That was my aim :D I have alot of photo like that - i think its an opinion thing, you either like it or you dont haha
     
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    Eventer TPF Noob!

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    2# yeah i could have used the flash - The horse was used to it, but im think he may have been a wee way away and the flash didnt reach? I had it in auto for some so the flash was going when it felt like it - I dont know how to access the exif data through here unless i open the actual photo up - which ill do soon to see.

    5# yep i had a 75-300mm but she came real close to me so i was zoomed right out - I was as far back as i could.

    Over exposure yes! man i made SUCH a rookie mistake! i didnt change my settings straight away when i went out into the sun arena! so angry at my self! didnt know what i was thinking (clearly nothing) and the ISO was still set on somthing crazy like 1600!! i was so angry at myself!
     
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    Eventer TPF Noob!

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    BuS RiDeR - I like the edit, it suits it i reakon :D
     
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    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Glad you like it... for some reason when I first saw that photo my mind saw the edit... I just thought I'd share a differing point of view. :)
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    And last time i told you to shoot in manual and also told you your lenses were not up to shooting indoors so i was right ;)
     
  12. Eventer

    Eventer TPF Noob!

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    Alot of the indoor photos came out fine though? Id say my lens was up to it - Not perfect, but not a complete fail? I can post some more indoor shots if you want.
    Yeah i was shooting in manual but i didnt know what setting, i played around for ages and i couldnt firgure it out, so i just chucked it in auto for a while
     

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