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More volleyball (this time away from home)

 
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Oct 11, 2012 11:51 |  #1

First set of pictures away from the home gym with the new camera, pretty pleased with the results, even at ISO6400. As always, C&C welcomed!

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4. (Who says you have to have faces for great pictures?)
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Oct 11, 2012 12:37 |  #2

Mostly setting, no digs or spikes. As for #4, that's a delete in camera for me, assuming I even took it in the first place. Change the angle maybe, all of these appear to be shot from low to high, maybe try and get some height on the shots. Also, a bit underexposed.


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Oct 11, 2012 13:20 |  #3

Elray, thanks for the comments!

Regarding #4, I used to agree with that and still do if I was sending these to a publisher, but I've been surprised at how many parents like the jersey with the number showing in a silhouette manner, both in an action setting like this and just in a standing fashion (almost each order I get from a parent each season includes one of these types of photos). So I've taken to grabbing this shot whenever I happen upon it.

As far as the angle I've always thought that I had heard that you want to try to shoot from low to high in order to make the players seem "larger" in the frame? In our home gym there is an elevated track that runs around the entire court and much better lighting and allows me to get plenty of good hitting, blocking, and digging (at least I think they are good, I'd love to hear your thoughts on these, here and here), so when we travel I try to focus more on court level stuff. I'll try standing some more at the match tonight (another away game) and see if the perspective improves.

Finally on the under exposure, how much do you think that they are under exposed by? It could be my overly bright monitor, but these appear to me just like the gym setting appeared to my eye. I'll bump them so more in lightroom and see how they look.

Thanks!


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Oct 11, 2012 17:09 |  #4

2 and 3 are crookedy. It helps to keep the floor level. Either use a horizontal line to level the image, or if that doesn't work right, use a vertical line.

I'm not crazy about #6 because of the cluttered background. It's not always easy, but try to find a way to shoot toward a cleaner background. I prefer people in the stands (as long as they are somewhat out of focus) to people walking by the ends of the court.

Try going to the ends of the court to shoot through the net at the hitters with your 70-200 on 200 at f2.8 if you want a challenge. You can get some really cool shots that way, but you will likely have to work on keeping focus and avoiding defensive players. For the outside hitter, shoot from the opposite corner diagonally across the court, and do the same for the right side hitter.

Good luck!


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Oct 11, 2012 22:54 as a reply to  @ PhotoGeek's post |  #5

I go for the back of the jersey sometimes too. I have no experience selling photos, but as a mom I know what I like.


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