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Apr 11, 2014 11:38 |  #1

So yea, first time shooting sports this past week, new 1d2n and 300mm f4 is, not sure if im pixel peeping or what but seem grainy to me and soft, either way any critique will help, I'm looking to do freelance for the local paper and cover my Division 2 NCAA alumni

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Apr 11, 2014 11:47 |  #2

They look fine to me.


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Apr 11, 2014 11:52 |  #3

1 - too centered, you cut off the top of the thingie (can't come up with the name ha)
2 - best of the lot - love this one - tho on second glance, you cut off her hand... that's a no-no in so tightly on this one - I usually don't care, but this one I do.
3 - too centered - nothing of value over on the right... cut off the ball at the top, and her feet
4 - nothing on the left of any value... crop this one tightly on the celebration


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Apr 11, 2014 11:57 |  #4

planet5D wrote in post #16826359 (external link)
1 - too centered, you cut off the top of the thingie (can't come up with the name ha)
2 - best of the lot - love this one - tho on second glance, you cut off her hand... that's a no-no in so tightly on this one - I usually don't care, but this one I do.
3 - too centered - nothing of value over on the right... cut off the ball at the top, and her feet
4 - nothing on the left of any value... crop this one tightly on the celebration

Thanks, for the info. I think my problem with everything being too centered is that I was using AI servo with center focus point instead of multiple focus points. I am basically a beginner trying to learn what I can by trial and error


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Apr 11, 2014 12:05 |  #5

Shoot tight, crop tighter. Do not cut off important body parts, or equipment. If it isn't part of the "story" crop it out.

#3 especially needs a much tighter, vertical crop.

Other than that everything planet5D said.


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Apr 11, 2014 12:06 |  #6

Can you really crop tightly with an 8mp image? Sorry only have had this body for a week.


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Apr 11, 2014 12:07 |  #7

tjb5099 wrote in post #16826401 (external link)
Can you really crop tightly with an 8mp image? Sorry only have had this body for a week.

Depends on your delivery target... if you're printing at 32x40 or something crazy, probably not... but for the web, sure!


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Apr 11, 2014 12:08 |  #8

planet5D wrote in post #16826406 (external link)
Depends on your delivery target... if you're printing at 32x40 or something crazy, probably not... but for the web, sure!

Sweet thanks, yes these images are simply being posted online but near future hope to be printed in our local paper.


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Apr 11, 2014 23:46 |  #9

1) Vertical crop may be better. But you are halfway missing the ball and the defender is out of focus

2)Since you cut off her hand, do a vertical crop to pull the viewer towards her face

3) Throw away. You cut off her feet and finger.

4) Crop in tighter so that you are immediately drawn to the celebration


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