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Oct 04, 2012 16:17 |  #1

Here are couple from recent games. I think I'm getting better, but I still have a bear of a time locking focus through the net. Find myself focusing on the player's legs, just as I always did. Seems silly because I should be able to use the 5D 3 bells and whistles, but it isn't working for me. C & C welcome.


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Oct 04, 2012 16:26 |  #2

I like the angle on to first image


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Oct 04, 2012 16:53 |  #3

like the first image.. where are you able to be postioned?
any chance you could be opposite of the official at the net or higher to see blocks ??


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Oct 04, 2012 18:00 as a reply to  @ Gaarryy's post |  #4

For the first shot I was positioned in the balcony above the bleachers. Lucky that our coach lets me in. Makes for some interesting angles. Here is one of a hitter from the same angle.


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Oct 04, 2012 18:02 |  #5

fairly nice shots there ... what gear are u using




  
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Oct 04, 2012 20:29 |  #6

5D 3, 200mm f2 for shots from the balcony or 135mm f2 for the most part when I'm on the court. I've got access to good equipment that far outweighs my limited knowledge and skill. Makes me look better at this than I am (or feel). Just had my first tutorial in Lightroom tonight - the learning curve keeps on going up and up!




  
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Oct 04, 2012 20:48 |  #7

Nice shots. Did you permanently extend the rental of the 200 f2?


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Oct 05, 2012 10:18 |  #8

Love #1, I've got to get practicing for my daughters squad coming up. The focus on #1 is unfortunatly on her shoe. Razor sharp!

Thanks for posting, it's given me some ideas on placement.


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Oct 05, 2012 11:16 |  #9

Re focus on the shoe, I see your point although DPP shows the focal point on her face. They would be in the same plane vertically I suppose.

Re the rental - just picked it up again because I had 4 games in 5 days to play with it. Lucky to have access to it 5 minutes from home. I think it is fun to play with but given my skill not necessarily the best use of my time at this point. Just physically it is a challenge to manage. For the first time I tried shooting with a monopod (shots 1 & 3) but found it very difficult to track the action & movement that way. Might pay to learn to use a monopod with a lighter set up.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 11:25 |  #10

sebagolizzy, does your balcony run all the way around the gym? Reason I ask is you can get some excellent blocking type photos from the end of the court if you can get elevated.


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Oct 05, 2012 18:44 as a reply to  @ DaDeuce's post |  #11

Unfortunately, no, it is just on one side. The opposite side has west facing windows along the top edge of the wall. I use the balcony so that I can shoot down, rather than up toward the sun from the court. And of course I like the cloudy days.... I'll look for that balcony shot from the end of the court when the team travel picks up. Thanks for the tip.




  
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