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First Time Shooting Youth Wrestling

 
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Feb 08, 2015 17:04 |  #1

My first attempt shooting Youth Wrestling. All comments and suggestions welcome!!!

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Feb 09, 2015 08:30 |  #2

What were your camera settings for these wrestling pics? I just shot my kids wrestling tournament yesturday and after reviewing they turned out ok but the mats were red and with the gym lighting that affected the skin tone of my wrestlers on the JPEG files. The RAW pics I can correct this in photoshop.




  
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Feb 09, 2015 14:49 |  #3

I am certainly not an authority but

Shot 1 - 1/400 @ 2.8 ISO - 4000 - 145mm
Shot 2 - 1/500 @ 2.8 ISO - 5000 - 130mm




  
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Feb 10, 2015 12:57 |  #4

I think you did a great job getting up close and capturing the facial expressions of the wrestlers! DOF, WB and overall lighting are also well done. I recently shot some wrestling at a tournament and found it to be very difficult to compose shots where limbs weren't cut off, I really don't even know if that matters much with wrestling for that matter. Your handling of the DOF here is great, the background which is often extremely busy at these events is not at all distracting.

If I had to choose between your shots and mine, I'd take yours!


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Feb 10, 2015 17:57 |  #5

Nice shots. That kids face in the second one is priceless. awesome job


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Feb 11, 2015 18:46 |  #6

Thank you all for your comments. Quite honestly I was expecting more criticism as I am not so sure of the sharpness I captured. I think mainly due to the poorly lit gym but was hoping someone could comment on the camera setting I selected.




  
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Feb 11, 2015 19:10 |  #7

actionphotos wrote in post #17422369 (external link)
My first attempt shooting Youth Wrestling. All comments and suggestions welcome!!!

Canon 5DIII 70-200 2.8 II


cool pics!

#2 is in the perfect position for the switch if he was inside the leg!! unstoppable


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Feb 11, 2015 21:44 as a reply to  @ actionphotos's post |  #8

I'm assuming you used custom WB to get such good coloring in the gym?




  
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Feb 12, 2015 11:37 as a reply to  @ actionphotos's post |  #9

As far as your camera settings, for a gym, you do what you have to do to get the picture. Given you were at 2.8, the narrow DOF didn't negatively impact the images at all really in regards to the wrestlers and as far as the background goes, that's what you want. Shutter speed was sufficient to freeze action where you needed it frozen and the high ISO is something you don't have much choice on unless you've got flash in the mix. Not really sure what else you could've done with settings. Every gym will be different too.


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