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6th of August 2006 (Sun), 19:43
7th of August 2006 (Mon), 07:19
Nice shots your getting better all the time if only i had some cash for the 120-300mm are you getting used to it now ?
7th of August 2006 (Mon), 07:23
Thanks:) I think what needs getting used to is using the monopod all the time. With the 70-200 I had used for so long and freedom of movement.. now its monopod all the time.. its restricting and needs getting used to ... But enjoying it :)
I went out to do an event yesterday and used my sigma 70-200 throughout the day.. not used for ages... It reminded me what brilliant pics that lens produces.. better than the 300 for me.. In fact the ONLY thing I am getting out of the 300 is the better DOF
7th of August 2006 (Mon), 10:40
thats what i would like one for the better dof i know what u mean about the monopod as well i find it quite awkward also.
7th of August 2006 (Mon), 13:23
These are nice, my thought's (if you want them :) ) are..
Pic 1, nice 'sportrait'. The stadium roof sort of spoils it a bit for me but there's not alot you can do about it. My fave of the 3 pics.
Pic 2, Nice action shot. Have you tried cropping it tighter with just the 2 players challenging for the ball. If the ball was a bit nearer the players that would do for me..just a matter of timing.
Pic 3, Again nice action shot. The ball is where I'd be happy to see it. What bothers me is the framing with the legs and feet chopped off.
All the above is JMO and doesnt count for an aweful lot! ...you're more than welcome to CC my pics anytime.
7th of August 2006 (Mon), 14:13
Thanks and yes absoloutly.. I didn't actually put crit welcome I know.. but that was the intention of posting and I was getting worried no one had said :)
Problem with my cropping is that I limit myself to crop 7x5 or 5x7 for selling.. and I just hate odd size pics.. I could crop better but I tend to put same on here as I sell on site.. hmm
I look at it this way.. someone sees a picture of mine and they like it. they want to buy it and have it printed.. it is a non standard size then they are going to have all manner of problems and expense getting it printed and framed... Thus I prefer to crop and publish standard sizes..
Am I limiting myself do you think?
As for me critting yours or anyone elses.. I dont think I am at that level yet to be able to crit.. I limit myself to saying if somehtings good :) BUT I encourage all crit of mine all the time.. so thanks :)
7th of August 2006 (Mon), 14:46
I'm going to take a sideways look at these.
When I read the title of the thread, I actually wasn't expecting to see any action pics per se.
My expectation was, rightly or wrongly, that I'd see some images that captured the key story of the day... i.e. Stanley back in the Football League after 44 years in (the wilderness of) non-League football.
I'm sure you have those pics and these are just one man's thoughts on the subject, so feel free to ignore me :lol: ... but there you have it.
As for dealing with 'standard' aspect ratios when offering prints, I'm with you 100% on that one.
I only display/promote pics that have minimal cropping and, if I am offering images for prints, I only deal with a 3:2 ratio (7.5" x 5" , 9" x 6" , 12" x 8" , 15" x 10" etc...) unless I have a specific request otherwise. When you're shooting action, you can't always compose for a 10" x 8" or an 8" x 6" ratio on the fly ;) ... also if you offer a customer an mage in an online gallery that is cropped square and they try to request a 9" x 6" print, it's likely to end in tears.
OK... print sales are only a small part of my business, but this approach minimises problems for the customer and, as a result, makes it a relatively painless (and therefore profitable) process.
7th of August 2006 (Mon), 14:53
Yeagh I guess its the way I think..They where the three I liked.. The real story is here
Also I have to say I am very dissapointed with the pictures when converted to JPG .. without wanting to sound too big headed..they look stunning in raw.. for sharpness and clarity.. but not so clever in JPG ..
I look through them using ACDSEE and delete what I don't want.. I then use rawshooter to convert to JPG .. Sometimes if something needs a lot of work I use Bibble and save as TIFF then JPG
From RAW they get saved to JPG at MAX with rawshooter then cropped etc in PS
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