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Aug 17, 2015 10:27 |  #1

I am basically a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. Please let me know what you think and what I could have done different. I am fairly new to photography, but want to get better...


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I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
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Aug 17, 2015 10:31 |  #2

Batting photos.


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I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
Canon 7DII, Canon 70-200 L f2.8 IS II, Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS, Canon 300 f4 IS, Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports.

  
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I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
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I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
Canon 7DII, Canon 70-200 L f2.8 IS II, Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS, Canon 300 f4 IS, Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports.

  
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Aug 17, 2015 12:55 |  #5

I was expecting to see pictures of the Minnesota Twins..lol To me, most all the photos seems to have either soft focus or the focus is off a bit. I like the first shot sans the nipped toes.


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Aug 18, 2015 20:45 |  #6

I agree. They definitely seem soft. Wonder what the camera settings were...

Ever use your 50mm 1.8? I'd be curious if it showed the same amount of softness




  
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Aug 19, 2015 09:27 as a reply to  @ agrandexpression's post |  #7

I need to check on the settings. I have never used the 50 f1.8 at the ball field. I need to take that one with me to try it. Thanks for the input.


I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
Canon 7DII, Canon 70-200 L f2.8 IS II, Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS, Canon 300 f4 IS, Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports.

  
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Aug 19, 2015 09:34 as a reply to  @ carpenter's post |  #8

I thought about changing the name after I posted the photos thinking it might be confusing. The batting and field shots are shooting through a fence, I was assuming that is what was causing some of my issues. Or if it is just the older lenses that I have. But I do need to be aware of my settings more. It is a trial and error for me. With more errors than good sometimes. like the feet...

Thanks for the input.


I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
Canon 7DII, Canon 70-200 L f2.8 IS II, Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS, Canon 300 f4 IS, Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports.

  
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Aug 19, 2015 11:24 as a reply to  @ DAVMAN13's post |  #9

That's how you get better...make mistakes, try and fail.

Nobody who was good at anything did so without any failures.

Keep at it!




  
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Aug 29, 2015 02:17 |  #10

You're off to a great start! The most important thing is to have fun with it and striving to get better. A few thoughts/notes/comment​s that may help:

- On the photos you posted, the focus does look soft. Your camera/lens choice is fine, but check your focus settings.
- Don't be afraid to use a flash in full daylight for the close-up (non-game) shots. It can help fill in the shadows under the brim of the hat and around the eyes. If you're not used to this, check it out.

For game shots,
- Try to find a good backdrop to shoot against. What's behind the players will make a huge difference. It's not always easy and you don't get to choose the field, but try to find an angle that will keep the focus of attention on the player and not the objects behind him.

- I like the way you're shooting at eye-level with the kids. Many adults shoot down at them. It's a + to be on their level!

- Spend some time browsing through other people's images and Google images for ideas on shots, framing, exposures, etc.

Just my 2ยข. Thanks for sharing your pics!


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Aug 30, 2015 11:35 |  #11

Mind your horizons.




  
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Aug 31, 2015 07:59 as a reply to  @ diveguy's post |  #12

Thank you! I never think of whats in the background until i download the photo. Then the first thing i say is wow, look at all those cars or trash cans... I do sometimes look other photographers images to get ideas. Then it all goes out the window when the action starts. When someone asks me to take some of their child on another team, I am better. But when my boys are playing, and I get caught up in the moment. It is hard to take photographs while cheering and yelling. :-) Thank you for your comments.


I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
Canon 7DII, Canon 70-200 L f2.8 IS II, Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS, Canon 300 f4 IS, Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports.

  
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Aug 31, 2015 08:00 as a reply to  @ hdgiles's post |  #13

Thank you. That is something that I tend to overlook.


I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
Canon 7DII, Canon 70-200 L f2.8 IS II, Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS, Canon 300 f4 IS, Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports.

  
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Aug 31, 2015 09:14 |  #14

Nice form on the swings!

Another suggestion to try.

The action shots, they tend to be dead center... which is fine and expected if you are shooting with the center-point focus only. Don't be afraid to crop the image as needed. Like the batting images. I would crop those down from the upper left to get rid of the space behind and above them. I would put their head at the upper left third cross point. Puts them in the left 3rd of the image, and leaves the right 2/3rds as space for the ball, and where everything is going.

Good luck with backgrounds and youth league play... you'll need it. :D


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Aug 31, 2015 10:12 as a reply to  @ Noitca's post |  #15

Thank you! I will try that.


I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
Canon 7DII, Canon 70-200 L f2.8 IS II, Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS, Canon 300 f4 IS, Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports.

  
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