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Sep 07, 2009 23:39 |  #1

Hey guys,

So, after spending a weekend in the Canberra (and getting seriously sunburnt) here are my shots from the 2009 UCI World Championships for Mountainbiking (DH XC and Trials)

Please have a look and feel free to CC hard, as this is the first time I've been to an event anything like this, and I would like to build up my skills in this area.

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(Sorry about the odd sizes)

On another note, I was unable to get the vantage points I was after, as all sections nearest the track were taped off for "official" photographers etc. As such, I was unable to set up any of the remote flash gear I brought along with me. All the pro's had these "Official" vests that were supplied by the event organizer. Any ideas how I could get my hands on such a vest(officially that is lol), as in, what's the process of becoming an official photographer? (I assume it's different for each event).

Thanks for looking, and feel free to CC!

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Sep 08, 2009 01:14 |  #2

Your technique is good but Im not so sure about crops but that is just my personal taste :D
Flash would help alot in #2
#5 no protection gear required?


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Sep 08, 2009 04:21 |  #3

Semmonka wrote in post #8603405 (external link)
Your technique is good but Im not so sure about crops but that is just my personal taste :D
Flash would help alot in #2
#5 no protection gear required?

Hey there!

Thanks for the input!
With #2, I was quite far away, and since I didn't have access, I was unable to setup remote flashes :(

What in particular do you not like about the cropping (some were super necessary due to objects etc)

#5 was the Womens cross country event, so only helmets required (although I ALWAYS wear a helmet!)

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Sep 08, 2009 09:40 as a reply to  @ RMXSeven's post |  #4

#1 I dont like the dark area inside the white line (lower right corner) but cropping does not change that. I would go next to white line really low and use wide angle to show riders face and that nice blue sky

#2 Id like to see whole bike. I dont like to crop pics so that just a part of tire is cut off

#5 I would crop little bit empty space from bottom

Again, dont take this too personally. This is just my idea of cropping and framing, it does not mean its right or wrong. Just my weird taste I think :D

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Sep 08, 2009 10:24 |  #5

Don't bother with remote flashes unless you shoot a ton of bike races and have just run out of new ideas. Also, I have yet to find a race where not being an 'official' photographer has been a disadvantage. You should be able to get plenty of great shots.

Most these don't do much for me. I love podium shots and champaign spray, but here you can't see any of the faces. :confused:

#5 is the keeper. Needs cropping though, who cares about the spectators or even the turn when you've got emotion like that! That's the cover photo right there.

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Sep 08, 2009 18:43 |  #6

Semmonka wrote in post #8604754 (external link)
#1 I dont like the dark area inside the white line (lower right corner) but cropping does not change that. I would go next to white line really low and use wide angle to show riders face and that nice blue sky

#2 Id like to see whole bike. I dont like to crop pics so that just a part of tire is cut off

#5 I would crop little bit empty space from bottom

Again, dont take this too personally. This is just my idea of cropping and framing, it does not mean its right or wrong. Just my weird taste I think :D

Hope this makes any sense

Hey, no offense taken lol, that's why I post!

#1, unfortunately, thats as close as I could get without an official's vest. They cordon of a section next to the trail for pro photographers only.

#2 Similar issue, here is the original:

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There are too many obstacles in front of me to get him more in the frame without introducing too many distractions (Already got rid of one of the red poles)
I really need to find out how to get one of those vests....

#5 I agree with your crop idea. I'll try a new crop shortly.

Thanks heaps for the input.

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Sep 08, 2009 18:57 |  #7

Biffbradford wrote in post #8605031 (external link)
Don't bother with remote flashes unless you shoot a ton of bike races and have just run out of new ideas. Also, I have yet to find a race where not being an 'official' photographer has been a disadvantage. You should be able to get plenty of great shots.

Most these don't do much for me. I love podium shots and champaign spray, but here you can't see any of the faces. :confused:

#5 is the keeper. Needs cropping though, who cares about the spectators or even the turn when you've got emotion like that! That's the cover photo right there.


Thanks for the comments Biff :)

I had a few issues with framing the shots I wanted (Not so much in #5, as since it was a Cross Country Race, I could get right into it)

Such a massive crowd for the podium, so I couldn't really move around much :(

I like your crop idea, I'm thinking something more along the lines of:

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Although that spectator is in it, but meh...

The expression is great aye! Funny thing is, she was doing that for the ENTIRE RACE!
I have another shot of her at a different location, same expressions... Really enjoying herself! It's great.

Thanks again for the input.

I'll take everything on board for the next race I go to, and hopefully will have improved significantly.

~Ronen

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