Basketball game, what would you have done differently?

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  1. nat3wall

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    Dunk.jpg Excited dunk.jpg Layup.jpg


     
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    Is a different venue an option? :)
     
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    No. I was waiting for my brothers game to start after theirs.
     
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    Shoot from the baseline angle. Even on a far corner of the grandstands. If you could get the angle better to represent the focus on the dunk, this would take the huge dude in the foreground out of the intended shot.
     
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    I will try that next time, I wasn't sure if I liked where I was sitting or not thanks!
     
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    What @PropilotBW said. Ideally, you would have been on the corner that you were aiming at for these shots so you would have been able to get his face (and possibly the ball) in the frames.
     
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    Stayed home. I don't like basketball!

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    The main point I would offer is, "shoot tighter". Most basketball shots should be the player controlling the ball, and the basket/other player, and not a lot more. Also, ask if you can actually shoot the game so that you can move along the edge of the court and follow the action. The last shot is a good one from a timing perspective, but loses a lot because we only see the back of his head and the arms of the defending player. Had you been nearer the basket and shooting toward them, it would have been a great image.
     
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    Tighter and show faces
     
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    Bird perspective from the ceiling :)
     
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    Shoot in portrait mode, not landscape.
    Shoot a bit tighter, crop to the action.
    Shoot as wide open as possible. As shallow of DOF as possible and still capture the action.
    Single focus point, continual focus using back focus button and anticipate.
     
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    Yeah, there is something the OP can afford at this point. :biglaugh:
     
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