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Friday Night Lights - Volleyball Version

 
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Sep 04, 2011 15:16 |  #1

Second volleyball game this season, right before the football game. Unfortunately, the varsity games went long, so I only shot one match before heading outside for the football game.

All shot with Canon 1D MkIIn, 70-200 f/2.8L, ISO 3200, 1/400, f/2.8

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Thank you for looking, and as always, C&C is welcome!

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Sep 04, 2011 15:31 |  #2

Eric, great action shots. Looks like the gym is well lit. Looks like #5 took it to #8 a couple of times.


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Sep 04, 2011 19:56 |  #3

Great shots through the net, a tough thing to do. Only gripe is in shot #1, you can see with the shadow of the ball and the slightly awkward position of her arm that she hit that ball wayyy down on her forearm. It's probably something nobody would notice but it jumps out at me as a volleyball guy.




  
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Sep 07, 2011 23:20 as a reply to  @ Damadsetta's post |  #4

Can you offer tips on how you maintain focus when shooting through the net? That is something I could definitely improve on.




  
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Sep 08, 2011 07:07 |  #5

sebagolizzy wrote in post #13068125 (external link)
Can you offer tips on how you maintain focus when shooting through the net? That is something I could definitely improve on.

If you're camped out in the same spot for a while and targeting the front line on the other side of the net, you can drop your focus selection point to a click or two below center and focus on their thigh below the net.

The strong contrast line of their shorts and kneepads gives a nice AF lock, in the same focus plane with their face.


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Sep 08, 2011 11:38 |  #6

I'd bump up the shutter speed to get some more freeze action on the ball. I shoot at least 1/500 for volleyball. The rest looks good, although WB looks a bit off.




  
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Sep 08, 2011 18:53 |  #7

sebagolizzy wrote in post #13068125 (external link)
Can you offer tips on how you maintain focus when shooting through the net? That is something I could definitely improve on.

I have the best luck with prefocusing. Between a play, watch for somebody just standing right up behind the net and prefocus on them. Lock the focus. Now just camp out and wait. Its a type of shot that you have to plan ahead obviously, so if anything else interesting happens on the court just ignore it, lol. (in other words, choose your battles wisely)

clarence wrote in post #13069285 (external link)
you can drop your focus selection point to a click or two below center and focus on their thigh below the net.

I have tried this but the blockers will get in your way about 99% of the time and pick up focus on their backs/backs of legs instead of the hitter body.


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Sep 08, 2011 20:55 |  #8

tombrewer wrote in post #13050396 (external link)
Eric, great action shots. Looks like the gym is well lit. Looks like #5 took it to #8 a couple of times.

Thank you Tom! It is pretty nicely lit, with fluorescent lights.

Damadsetta wrote in post #13051186 (external link)
Great shots through the net, a tough thing to do. Only gripe is in shot #1, you can see with the shadow of the ball and the slightly awkward position of her arm that she hit that ball wayyy down on her forearm. It's probably something nobody would notice but it jumps out at me as a volleyball guy.

I saw the same thing, but I liked the shot nonetheless. Our JV team doesn't get very many good shots at the net.

sebagolizzy wrote in post #13068125 (external link)
Can you offer tips on how you maintain focus when shooting through the net? That is something I could definitely improve on.

I don't really have any tips, I just sit on the corner of the baseline, behind the visiting team. I use my middle focus point and just focus on them through the net.

Fligi7 wrote in post #13070384 (external link)
I'd bump up the shutter speed to get some more freeze action on the ball. I shoot at least 1/500 for volleyball. The rest looks good, although WB looks a bit off.

If I bump it up to 1/500 with the 1D MkIIn, then it underexposes and the noise gets ridiculous. As long as I keep it at 1/400, then the exposure is great and the noise is manageable.


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Sep 08, 2011 21:25 |  #9

I saw the same thing, but I liked the shot nonetheless. Our JV team doesn't get very many good shots at the net.

Understandable. Definitely a minor gripe, the angle is fantastic.




  
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