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Help for a friend, Softball pitcher.

 
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May 05, 2012 07:12 |  #16

I think "lugnut45" hit it right from the get go. Perhaps change the angle and try to
pick up some grass somewhere. Wow, a little dry spell and that must turn into a dust bowl!
Take care in changing lens with all that dust. You can shoot through the fence if needed to
get lower. This will call for some post processing to clean up but that's OK.

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May 06, 2012 01:29 |  #17

clarence wrote in post #14382095 (external link)
He has to start somewhere. I think it works great to post a shot, get feedback, make improvements, post again, repeat...

He can't just delete everything until he's as good as you.

Isn't that the point of asking for feedback though? I gave my feedback. I never said it was a **** photo, I just said it was an awkward pose and what I would aim for instead.

I shoot a lot of **** photos too, I am an expert on those.


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May 06, 2012 12:55 |  #18

My first question is why the pitcher is not on the proper location on the field?


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May 06, 2012 15:05 |  #19

lugnut45 wrote in post #14379472 (external link)
not that I'm any expert, but here's a few tips.
1. stay low to the ground for a better angle to the pitcher
2. keep an eye on the horizons
3. shoot with apeture wide open to blur the background and allow the subject to pop out.
hope this helps.

Those are good points. The suggestion to shoot tight, crop tighter is very good and shooting in portrait will better allow you to fill the frame with her (tighter shot).

If you have the chance, plan to shoot during the 'golden hour' (first or last hour of sunlight) when the field orientation results in this right handed pitcher being bathed in the golden almost liquid light that is very complimentary to skin tones and will give a very flattering look to this young lady. You might even get to photograph her eyes instead of the sun glasses.

Try this link:

https://photography-on-the.net …868676&highligh​t=softball

These shots were through a chain link fence with a 70-200 at f/2.8

Action fans might not like it but the light in #2 is to die for.

Good light is a huge help.

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May 06, 2012 16:28 |  #20

It needs to be cropped correctly, first and foremost. Cropping is like 80 percent of sports photography.


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May 10, 2012 19:42 |  #21

Here's my .02...I have a 7D and I shoot in "high speed" mode...manual...high ISO....2.8 to blur background....adjust aperature to my liking and shoot the whole pitching motion from start of movement to completion of pitch....I get a lot to choose from with that one sequence and get some nice shots that parents salivate over, works every time all the time!




  
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May 11, 2012 21:05 |  #22

mgnike1 wrote in post #14413077 (external link)
Here's my .02...I have a 7D and I shoot in "high speed" mode...manual...high ISO....2.8 to blur background....adjust aperature to my liking and shoot the whole pitching motion from start of movement to completion of pitch....I get a lot to choose from with that one sequence and get some nice shots that parents salivate over, works every time all the time!

Exactly what I was thinking. Were you in one shot or burst mode? If your shooting sports definitely have it in burst mode. You can still get "the shot" in one shot but its a timing thing that will be learned.

Something like this would be best in burst. It would give you more opportunity to get the shot your really looking for.

Larger aperture, be aware of the background your shooting against so it doesn't distract what the photo is supposed to be of and CROP TIGHT.


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May 11, 2012 23:56 |  #23

That's a VERY awkward looking photo. The angle is strange. I would get more straight on or more on her throwing side. I would try and get her with her throwing hand extended back or as she's coming through a bit more. The background is unfortunate but all you can do is shoot wide open and be diligent about what's behind the subject.


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May 14, 2012 02:42 |  #24

Amazing photo.


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May 14, 2012 12:59 |  #25

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Amazing photo.

rofl


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May 14, 2012 14:27 |  #26

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rofl

Was going to say that too..


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May 14, 2012 19:22 as a reply to  @ kenjancef's post |  #27

I agree with many here that the point in the wind up is important to capture as well as the angle. Here's a few (external link) I shot recently for a Mom...I believe most of the pitching pics were 1/3200, ISO 400, f4.0 (I was using a 1.4x so I lost a stop on my 70-200 IS)

My intent is to make something like this. (external link)


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May 15, 2012 08:01 |  #28

ajaffe wrote in post #14430149 (external link)
rofl


The fellow who made the "Amazing Photo" comment has made that exact same post 30+ times. :rolleyes:


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May 15, 2012 08:02 |  #29

Zivnuska wrote in post #14434228 (external link)
The fellow who made the "Amazing Photo" comment has made that exact same post 30+ times. :rolleyes:

Yea, I was going to say that... but wasn't sure if it would be appropriate. After his last "Amazing photo" post he put up an ad in the Sell forum for a 50D... :)


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May 15, 2012 15:12 |  #30

What is ROFL?


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