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Oct 26, 2006 23:18 |  #1

Have taken alot of volleyball pics in the last few weeks, and have finally gotten around to processing some of the good ones. Take a look and let me know what you think. I wish all of the indoor ones came out like the ones from the beach.

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Oct 27, 2006 11:15 |  #2

Come on I know some of you volleyball guys have something to say.

After this past weekend I'm seriously contemplating buying a 85mm 1.8 to use in the gyms. With there still being a couple weeks of volleyball left, and my younger brothers senior of basketball, I think it would be a good investment.


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Oct 27, 2006 11:48 |  #3

I think you did a great job of capturing key action points and getting in close, although some of them are either shot or cropped above the ankles and I find that to be a bit of an odd place to stop. I would either go for waist up, or include the feet (but that could just be me). The colors look good, but the images are overall too dark IMO. The first thing I thought of when I looked at them was confirmed when I read your sig, they were likely shot with a 2.8 lens. While it's a fantastic lens, IMO 2.8 just doesn't cut it for fast indoor sports. It seems the 85mm 1.8 is the "magic lens" for volleyball as you are already contemplating. That might be just the ticket here, but not so sure for basketball. I typically shoot from under the basket with a 50mm and it's just about right. I think 85mm would be too tight in that situation if you are expecting to catch drives right up to the net. I started out with the Thrify Fify for about $75, so if you do find 85mm to be too tight, it's not that big of an additional investment. I've since moved on to the 50mm 1.4 and have found it to be marginally better for basketball but I'm not sure if it was worth the additional $$ just yet.

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Oct 27, 2006 16:04 |  #4

I agree with your statement about the crops being a bit "awkward", however several of those are the full size without any cropping (is this called full crop or 100% crop?) and the action was so goo I didn't want to move the crop up higher.

I definitly need some more polishing on my PP, but I can't seem to get the colors to pop right without making some part of the image look fake or blown out. Any tips or tutorials on this?


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Oct 27, 2006 20:39 |  #5

Exposure looks pretty good... still a blur, but considering your shooting a 2.8 lens on a 10d, these look good. Personally I am not a big fan of the through-the-net shots. I don't think it flatters anyone. Also, cathing hand on ball is always fun, but again, the extension isn't always very flattering. What I do like is your shot 7. The angle is good, the timing is really good. All that is left is to crop a little tighter. But that is the kind of shot I like and appreciate. Good start overall I would say.


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Oct 28, 2006 00:43 |  #6

The outdoor group shot is actually my favourite


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Oct 28, 2006 10:02 |  #7

Yeah, I wish all my pictures had the same color as my ones from the beach. I'm thinking about upgrading to a 30d & a 85mm 1.8, will I notice that great of an improvement in the colors and such?

Also in picture #7, that is our backup setter winning a one handed joust with a girl who was about 6'2"


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Oct 28, 2006 10:15 |  #8

Inbed you photos in your post and you will prob. get more looks.


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