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15th of July 2007 (Sun), 01:44
I took my camera biking with me (took it slow going down :lol:) but was able to snap off a few decent pics. first time shooting sports with my 70-200, I LOVE that lens! let me know what you guys think. CC welcome!
15th of July 2007 (Sun), 01:48
I think fill-in flash will make the subject pop, and reduce harsh shadow.
15th of July 2007 (Sun), 02:06
Yep - I think they would be terrific with a bit of fill-in flash;;; but they are very good. I like the bit of dust in #1 and to a leeser extent in #3
15th of July 2007 (Sun), 02:10
thanks for the advice. I don't have an external flash or anything, will the built-in one work ok for this? or is it not powerful enough? what would be a good flash setup?
15th of July 2007 (Sun), 04:14
The built in flash will probably only help up to about 3 to maybe 5 metres -- 10 to 15 feet.
A more powerful flash will improve them a lot (but might not go down too well with competitors)
15th of July 2007 (Sun), 10:49
I like #1 the best.
Fill Flash might make them pop a little, but all in all, they're great for your first time out
15th of July 2007 (Sun), 11:14
well this isn't a competition or anything, just decided to bring my camera along when we went riding. I'll look into the external flash, it wasn't something I was planning on buying, but I can see how it can make my pictures better.
thanks for the replies.
15th of July 2007 (Sun), 15:54
I think your first shot is really good - it captures the action really well and it shows the whole scene (and that border works surprisingly well, for me). The other to are good, but I think they are cropped a bit too tight. Other than that, very good for your first time sport shooting with your 70-200. You should definitely do some more.
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