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1st Attempt at Roller Derby

 
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Nov 21, 2011 01:55 |  #1

I went to my first Jam on Saturday night, involving the Rainy City roller Girls v London Brawl Saints. I had a good time and will definitely try it again but maybe take my flash gun next time.

These were all shot on iso 6400, no flash and Tamron 90mm 2.8. No noise reduction so I think the 5DII coped pretty well. I know they are not the cleanest but the lighting was awful to say the least.

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Nov 21, 2011 11:44 |  #2

nice! yeah the lighting at our derby bouts suck a$$ too :)
even when there is "enough" quantity of light to get ss's of 250+ at high isos, the quality is awful.

but i'm sure these girls are super appreciative that you shot their bout!
looking forward to your next bout with some flash :)


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Nov 21, 2011 16:15 |  #3

I like them. I always shoot with flash for indoor derby. Most of these places are really caves. Even with flash I am often at ISO 1600-3200 just to the flash doesn't have to work so hard.


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Nov 21, 2011 17:55 as a reply to  @ sempaidavid's post |  #4

Nice shots....




  
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Nov 21, 2011 19:01 |  #5

Good start for your derby pics career!

You'll shoot with no flash for a few bouts...but then you'll shoot one bout with OCF and never go back! It makes a HUGE difference. Just one strobe on a lightstand makes a HUGE difference.

The ladies definitely appreciate any pictures you take, but start looking at getting your crops in tight when you're getting pics of the jammers and also when the pivot/blocker is making contact with someone.

Don't forget to keep getting pics of the NSO's and the refs too...they appreciate them as much as the skaters do. Oh...and one thing I've done is to take close-up pics of helmets/skates/laces. It's amazing how you'll eventually be able to tell what gear belongs to which skater as you take more and more pics.




  
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Nov 21, 2011 23:52 |  #6

Are they supposed to knock one another off the tracks?


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Nov 22, 2011 12:55 |  #7

tomcat7886 wrote in post #13433995 (external link)
Are they supposed to knock one another off the tracks?

No, not even close, though blocking a player is certainly part of both offensive and defensive strategies. The objective is to outscore the opposition. The jammer is the only one who can score points and she does so by passing members of the opposing team. That is a very simple explanation, but more Info on the modern flat track version of the sport is here:
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