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Dec 07, 2012 21:18 |  #1

First time shooting basketball. Even though Im only 15, I dont think that age plays a huge factor.
Canon 40D, 50mm f/2.0, iso 1600, 1/320 some were at 1/400. No flash.

They are all un-edited, nothing done in light room, did not crop any of them.

This girl was the best on the team, not only was she the fastest, could make 3 pointers, dribble with each hand/arm, make passes....

She only has 1 hand.

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Any help/advice is greatly appreciated!



  
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Dec 07, 2012 21:18 |  #2

Heres 1 more:

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Dec 07, 2012 21:29 |  #3

Nice action. Little underexposed but I think 1600 ISo is your max so you are maxed out on that. Keep shooting!


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Dec 07, 2012 22:56 |  #4

very nice capturing the action, good job given the light in those gyms




  
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Dec 07, 2012 22:59 |  #5

With the 40D you can look up expanded ISO in the manual. It will go to 3200 which will say H on the camera.
Do you have any software to edit them?
Get a proper exposure and just manually set the camera, EXIF says you used aperture-priority. Since the gym light does not change, manual settings will not be fooled by various backgrounds and team jerseys.
EXIF also says you were in continuous-low shooting mode which I find is better for the 40D to focus than continuous-high. fewer pictures but might provide more in focus. The 50 1.8 does not focus well in AI servo mode anyway so you might want to get a better lens if you want to continue indoor sports shooting.


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Dec 08, 2012 01:04 as a reply to  @ ChunkyDA's post |  #6

Is this Terra Nova in Pacifica, CA?




  
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Dec 08, 2012 01:14 |  #7

Yes it is Terra Nova in Pacifica, where I go I school.
And thanks for the help, didn't know about the manual settings for iso. And I had it on so servo with the 50mm 1.8




  
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Dec 08, 2012 01:42 |  #8

Oh and no I don't have any software, well the school has photoshop cs4.




  
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Dec 08, 2012 03:21 |  #9

Crop tighter and straighten all your horizons in post processing! Also correct yellow white balance. Other than that these look pretty good for focus and such.


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Dec 08, 2012 03:30 as a reply to  @ cstewart's post |  #10

Nice shots...Good action here.


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Dec 08, 2012 12:17 as a reply to  @ rrblint's post |  #11

I think you have a great eye for action, great shots.

But, they are all underexposed. I believe you can go to iso 3200 in extended range. You are better off having a little noise than unexposed. Al make sure you are using ai servo, single point focus, partial metering. Custom white balance also need to be done. Use a minimum shutter of 1/400.......if you can.

I saw you also do not have an editor, picasa is free and easy to use.




  
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Dec 09, 2012 02:38 as a reply to  @ mark2009's post |  #12

Try setting the WB to 3200-3400K
It'll get rid of the yellow.




  
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Dec 11, 2012 19:00 |  #13

Nice action you are capturing, and a few things you can do to make them look a lot better.

First off, basketball is mostly a vertical (portrait) game. I would suggest turning the camera 90 degrees and shooting that way, then slowly go for tighter shots by letting the action get closer to you. You can also just crop them on your computer.

Since you are using Lightroom, you can make quick work of this. I'd start with taking one image and adjusting the exposure and white balance. In Develop mode, look at the histogram and adjust up the exposure to try and slide it to the right far enough that its just not peaking. If you shot RAW, you can go up 1.5-2 stops without massive side effects... with JPEG, a lot less. For white balance, there is a little eye dropper and select something that is supposed to be white or neutral grey. You'll have to trial and error to find the right thing, but when you do the colors will pop into place. I would go for areas of the white socks or shadow areas on the white uniforms. You may need to adjust it a little bit more manually but that should get it very close. Then hit about 20 on clarity, and check to see if you've picked up any noise from exposure... adjust as needed to taste. Play with the other settings... shadows/highlights/sha​rpness especially. Once you have it looking good, copy/paste the settings to all the other images and you should be much better off. Then go through them all and crop. I set the crop to hold the aspect ratio so they are all the same rectangle dimensions. I think you'll find a lot of them should be cropped to portrait. I think these will all clean up very nicely because they are pretty sharp to start with.


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Dec 13, 2012 21:57 |  #14

Thanks for the tips!

Sadly I do not have lightroom.




  
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Dec 14, 2012 08:52 |  #15

JBalla wrote in post #15364559 (external link)
Thanks for the tips!

Sadly I do not have lightroom.

Its probably the cheapest thing you can purchase to improve your photography... assuming you invest the time to learn to use it. In the film photography days, the lab processed your images and did a lot of the exposure/color/etc. adjustments. WIth digital photography, you have to do that. Consumer point and shoot cameras are designed to not need much processing, but in doing so destroy image content and lock you into certain choices. Canon's camera lineup's images get progressively less "processed" out of camera as you move up the food chain. The pro bodies, do very little in camera processing, and most of the shooters at that level shoot RAW anyways, which is basically the unprocessed negative. Failing to recognize that processing digital images is like taking film to the lab, leaves a lot on the table. When you look at the truly stunning images posted here in POTN, I will wager you that over half the reason they are stunning is because the photographer knows how to process them well. You still need to get it "right" in the camera, but that will never really make a stunning picture in digital photography. This is especially true with indoor sports in crappy lighting.

I highly recommend investing in Lightroom, Aperture, or something similar. You could do some of the same processing in Photoshop (and more), but its much more time consuming, much harder to learn, and much more expensive.


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