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First try at Collegiate Volleyball

 
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Sep 24, 2006 16:54 |  #1

Out of all the sports, Ive shot this year, this has to be the hardest. With the crowd, line judges, net, and opposing players its nearly impossible to get a decent shot of my teams players interacting with the ball. Add in the dungeon lighting and the pretty lousy noise control of my 300d rebel and its very possibly the hardest conditions I've ever shot in. Can any frequent volleyball photogs. lend some advice? Comments and critiques from anyone very much appreciated. Im shooting for Miami btw.

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Liked the bokeh in this one..
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Sep 24, 2006 17:17 |  #2

Hey, man ....

I agree with every thing you've said about shooting volleyball ...

But, damn, man .... those shots are great .... beats the you-know-what out of every volleyball shot I've ever taken !

Congrats !


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Sep 24, 2006 19:44 as a reply to  @ cecilc's post |  #3

And what is wrong with these? I agree with Cecil, these are marvelous. Great job, and excellent work with the pp.



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Sep 24, 2006 20:25 |  #4

Great pictures. Captured the sport quite well, thanks for sharing.


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Sep 24, 2006 23:13 |  #5

cecilc wrote in post #2031448 (external link)
Hey, man ....

I agree with every thing you've said about shooting volleyball ...

But, damn, man .... those shots are great .... beats the you-know-what out of every volleyball shot I've ever taken !

Congrats !

Thanks Cecil! Im trying, I just cant seem to get the hang of it. I caught on with soccer and football pretty quickly. High ISO just makes everything so much trickier.


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Sep 24, 2006 23:14 |  #6

Thanks Quasi and JC. The kind words are much appreciated.


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Sep 24, 2006 23:21 |  #7

all are good, but the first one is the best in my view.


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Sep 24, 2006 23:30 |  #8

What settings were you using to take these?


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Sep 24, 2006 23:55 |  #9

all good shots, I like #3, and 4 would be great if the whole ball was in view. #6 is just neat :)


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Sep 25, 2006 00:12 |  #10

Great job on all of them, #'s 1 & 4 being my favourites. The shot of the hands is also excellent, great DOF.


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Sep 25, 2006 00:39 |  #11

damn that first shot is on the money...awsome picture
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Sep 25, 2006 01:02 |  #12

You are to hard on yourself. I also shoot college volleyball and these are very good. Can I assume from your post that you never played volleyball at this level? If so talk to one of the assitant coachs and ask for a quick tutorial. They can also help you with where to watch and who to watch. You might want to add the 85mm f/1.8 to your bag. It will help with shutter speed and those high iso's. Keep up the good work.


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Sep 25, 2006 09:40 |  #13

These are all excellent! I like that the gym has a dark background so you don't get all of the distracting gym equipment, etc.
Great angles on all of these :)


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Sep 25, 2006 10:58 |  #14

First shot really is a uniquely captured shot. Well done. May I also give ya kudos on the taskfull logo on the shots. Absolutely not over the top which so many seem to be now days. I hear what you say about shooting volleyball, but I also love it too. It may be marginal lighting, but at least it is consistant at the univeristy level. I am also kind of an odd ball around here - I don't mind ball blur if the emotion of the moment is captured. I personally can live with blur more then I can an image that has lost detail and has compressed colors from de-noising. Good stuff... share some more.


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Sep 27, 2006 10:40 |  #15

Yes great job indeed! I just tried shooting my first VB game last night and found it most dificult to say the least, nothing like basketball.
If you would give us a little insight on a coupel of those shots as far as lens and settings.
Again great shots and with a rbel yet, you give us all hope!




  
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