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First Time Shooting Baseball (High School)

 
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Jun 16, 2015 14:32 |  #1

From my first time out shooting baseball. Lots of fun! Need to get better at well, everything.

Did a little research on here and Fredmiranda.com to see what the best shots are to get. I did my best, but I need a lot more practice.
That said, I'm still pretty happy with how it all came out.


If you have any advise or CC. Please feel free to chime in. :-)

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Shutter: 1/1600
ISO:800

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Canon 1Dx
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Aperture: f/3.2
Shutter: 1/1250
ISO: 500
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Canon 1Dx
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Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/2000
ISO: 800
I know there is no ball in the frame, but I really liked the follow through and the expression. If it were going to be in a portfolio, should I keep this one, of toss it?
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Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/2000
ISO: 800
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Canon 1Dx
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Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/2000
ISO: 800
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Canon 1Dx
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Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/2000
ISO: 800
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Canon 1Dx
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Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/3200
ISO: 800
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Canon 1Dx
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Aperture: f/2.8
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ISO: 800
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Jun 16, 2015 14:38 |  #2

Oh, and in honor of Chris Detrick.. :D

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Jun 16, 2015 16:28 |  #3

I think shots of your high quality deserve a team with better uniforms.


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Jun 16, 2015 16:55 |  #4

AZGeorge wrote in post #17599632 (external link)
I think shots of your high quality deserve a team with better uniforms.

Lol. Thnks. Those uniforms are a little rough to look at aren't they.


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Jun 16, 2015 21:34 |  #5

This just goes to show that a talented photographer is just that....a talented photographer. it took me 6 years of shooting to get images of this quality. Well done colors, clarity, focus, action all spot on.




  
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Jun 17, 2015 06:17 |  #6

1st time huh? Nice freaking shots!

Not entirely sure you could change much to what you have posted to make them "any better."
Regarding #3. I like it.


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Jun 17, 2015 08:09 |  #7

Noitca wrote in post #17600305 (external link)
1st time huh? Nice freaking shots!

Not entirely sure you could change much to what you have posted to make them "any better."

I agree. Fine work.

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Jun 17, 2015 08:34 |  #8

These are incredible!


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Jun 17, 2015 10:09 |  #9

Fantastic! The first few images appear a little over-exposed to me, but that's being nit-picky. You hit a homerun with #6. I also really like #8 for whatever reason. Bravo!


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Jun 17, 2015 14:19 |  #10

prncfarquad wrote in post #17599974 (external link)
This just goes to show that a talented photographer is just that....a talented photographer. it took me 6 years of shooting to get images of this quality. Well done colors, clarity, focus, action all spot on.

Thank you very much, prncfarquad. :)

Noitca wrote in post #17600305 (external link)
1st time huh? Nice freaking shots!

Not entirely sure you could change much to what you have posted to make them "any better."
Regarding #3. I like it.

Thanks a lot, Noitca.
Yep, thank goodness this was a doubleheader so could spend the first game trying to get the timing.

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I agree. Fine work.

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These are incredible!

Thanks, Rebelsimon.

Aressem wrote in post #17600539 (external link)
Fantastic! The first few images appear a little over-exposed to me, but that's being nit-picky. You hit a homerun with #6. I also really like #8 for whatever reason. Bravo!

Thanks, Aressem! I'm very okay with nit-picking, all it'll do is help me get better. :)

Really appreciate the feedback everyone! Cheers


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Jun 18, 2015 09:45 |  #11

These are really good! If your shutter speed on 1 and 2 was the same as 7 and 8 those captures would be of been killer!


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Jun 18, 2015 12:12 |  #12

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These are really good! If your shutter speed on 1 and 2 was the same as 7 and 8 those captures would be of been killer!


Yeah.. Wish I would have nailed those two with a higher shutter speed. But on the plus side, now I know. Lol. :-D
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Jun 18, 2015 16:12 |  #13

prncfarquad wrote in post #17599974 (external link)
This just goes to show that a talented photographer is just that....a talented photographer. it took me 6 years of shooting to get images of this quality. Well done colors, clarity, focus, action all spot on.

No its 1dx and 400mm f2.8 IS II.:)

Great shots.


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Jun 18, 2015 16:29 |  #14

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No its 1dx and 400mm f2.8 IS II.:)

Great shots.

Bahaha. Not to discredit the photog, but yeah - pretty much. That's a $16,000 rig (not including tax). Nuff said ;p


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Jun 18, 2015 19:38 |  #15

Lol. Thanks Bobbyz. You have a really valid point. Being the photog here, I take no offense/discredit personally at all, aressem. I'll be the first one to be honest about it, yeah, there comes a point where the gear really does make all the difference. Pretty sure the results from my old rebel XSi and 70-300 3.5-5.6 would look nothing even comparable. So yeah... It's the truth.

But to be fair, the shots would not look the same at all if you hand the same rig over to a person who puts it in 100% auto and just fires away. ;)

On a side note, I've been VERY fortunate with the gear. Saved up for about 3 years for the 1Dx and the 400 is a non IS II. It's an 18 year old lens they I snagged over on Fredmiranda for wicked cheap. No way could I afford a new 400 f/2.8L IS II right now. Lol.


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