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Aug 31, 2007 22:54 |  #1

Hmm I don't really know volleyball all that well, (other than it's really hard to photograph), so I'm just not going to add any captions. Comments and/or critiques appreciated.
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Aug 31, 2007 23:25 |  #2

nice shots
which lens did you use to capture these ?


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Aug 31, 2007 23:47 |  #3

NIce series! I think he might have used his 70-200 2.8 here.




  
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Sep 01, 2007 09:19 as a reply to  @ jdizzle's post |  #4

Nice action and good crops with excellent color and post-processing. The darkened seating areas really creates nice drama for the on court action.

The position you chose to shoot from leads to images that focus either on the hitter, the blocker, or the net. The depth of field at your settings won't get all in focus. And it is very hard to control what the camera AF system will choose as a focal point. The very best shots I've seen framed like your #2-#5 usually are from a more elevated position so that focus is acquired on the hitter (or blocker). Also, such shots usually need a 300mm lens! As you've said - volleyball is hard.

Hope to see more from your next outing.


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Sep 01, 2007 18:20 |  #5

Good set of pictures. re the third picture. I see that the ladies still have to look their best for the game, I am referring to the nails on player 2.
Good focus and great detail.


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Sep 01, 2007 21:23 |  #6

Nice action shots and series.


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Sep 01, 2007 23:40 |  #7

awesome shots! nice job. please tell of your settings. That's awesome with the light falloff for the bg. really cleans up the bg there.


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Sep 02, 2007 00:27 |  #8

disneydork06 wrote in post #3843330 (external link)
awesome shots! nice job. please tell of your settings. That's awesome with the light falloff for the bg. really cleans up the bg there.

Thanks for the kind words everyone. These were shot with my 70-200 f/2.8L and they were either ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/400 (1/500) or at one point I fiddled around with ISO 3200, f/2.8, 1/640.


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Sep 02, 2007 00:44 |  #9

Sweet shots Jeff. I would love to know how you got the background to fall off so well. It makes all the difference to get rid of the clutter inside an areana.


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Sep 02, 2007 11:57 |  #10

Great shots, great action. Love the dark background. You may want to PS out the tripod and other junk in the top left of a couple of shots. I'd love to get consistent lighting like that.


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Sep 07, 2007 12:06 |  #11

creechjs wrote in post #3843487 (external link)
Thanks for the kind words everyone. These were shot with my 70-200 f/2.8L and they were either ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/400 (1/500) or at one point I fiddled around with ISO 3200, f/2.8, 1/640.

I have been having a lot of issues shooting volleyball. I use the 70-200 2.8, but still don't seem to get enough light in or fast enough shutters speeds. Have you ever used a flash for this? seems like such close quarters that i could get yelled at.

also, were you using AI Servo? what focus point were you using and/or did you have it set to all points? ..and finally, what exposure setting did you use? ... Full, Center, etc...

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Sep 07, 2007 19:59 |  #12

nice shots, great color and loving the black background...but I do have an odd question...whats the name on those ankle braces? I'm sick of rolled ankles coaching here and wondering what brand those are, they look like what I was looking for :)


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Sep 07, 2007 20:22 |  #13

coleygm wrote in post #3881864 (external link)
I have been having a lot of issues shooting volleyball. I use the 70-200 2.8, but still don't seem to get enough light in or fast enough shutters speeds. Have you ever used a flash for this? seems like such close quarters that i could get yelled at.

also, were you using AI Servo? what focus point were you using and/or did you have it set to all points? ..and finally, what exposure setting did you use? ... Full, Center, etc...

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The photographers who shoot for the University's athletic website use strobes, but that is because they are hanging from the rafters. Shooting on camera flash is going to leave very unattractive shadows and would be distracting to the players.
I was actually shooting one shot the whole game and I tended to experiment throughout the games of which focus points were best. It really depends on where you are and how you frame the shot. I shot mostly vertical and when I was shooting through the net, I found one of the lower outside corners to be the best. Reason being is when I took the shots the lower point was focused on their legs under the net. This way the camera avoided focusing on the actual net. My sharpest pictures have been with center point, but as I said that's kind of hit or miss when your shooting through the net. As far as metering mode, I don't really use it. I've shot so many game in this arena that I know the ideal settings.


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Sep 07, 2007 20:24 |  #14

MJPhotos24 wrote in post #3884665 (external link)
nice shots, great color and loving the black background...but I do have an odd question...whats the name on those ankle braces? I'm sick of rolled ankles coaching here and wondering what brand those are, they look like what I was looking for :)

Judging from the full size pic, it looks like it says active ankle. That's a pretty well established brand.


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Sep 07, 2007 20:43 |  #15

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Judging from the full size pic, it looks like it says active ankle. That's a pretty well established brand.

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