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Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by Formatted, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Formatted

    Formatted TPF Noob!

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    Its not very often that I get to photography something like this, and so I quickly learned that the idea is you get underneath the jump. Not quite underneath or you'll be squashed (we learnt that the hard way). I've also been messing around with a Fish eye, but they are not ready yet.

    I'm quickly learning how best to do sports photography and want to develop my skills further so C&C appreciated. Complete collection can be found here, Snow Boarding - on Flickr there is abit of a story behind it so see if you can pick up on that.


    Here are a few that I've got printed off and wacked them in sports collection.
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    Although he now has half a head, I like this. After taking this photo he then proceeded to face plant. Motion Blurred background.

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    Shadow Highlighted, heavily and also cropped.

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    Motion Blurred and cropped.

    Thank you very much, lets remain positive that this snow leaves soon shall we?
     
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    rhinoryan TPF Noob!

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    i think you should have been below the boarder in shot 2 to exagerate how high he is.....

    and shot 3 i find kinda boring, its too easy to tell that he isn't moving that fast despite the motion blurr

    and shot 1 doesn't really appeal to me as someone that particapates and photographs board/action sports.... we usually like to see the whole person and what they are doing.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    No1 would have been great if it was wider with a bit faster shutter speed or you had panned a bit smoother
    Did you use flash ?
     
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    Formatted TPF Noob!

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    I've been reading around, and looking about Panning. Looks like a great way to get a blurred background if you get it right.

    Yes I did use a flash. It worked quite well with it I think.
     
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    Your first image is by far the best because you used fill flash to accentuate the foreground and add a bit of zip. If you get the chance to arrange something like this, be sure to get the riders wearing something a bit more colourful. I have snow in Tokyo, wanna try?
     
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    Shoot long lens, get low, and focus on composition.
     
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    I'll 2nd that, try to get more in the shot other than just the rider.
     
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    onthesetflickr TPF Noob!

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    Great action shot on the first one. Really nice job.
     

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