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Apr 19, 2013 15:16 |  #1

First attempt at gymnastics, critique wanted and appreciated! Any tips on shooting tumbling because I couldn't get anything usable...

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Apr 20, 2013 12:47 |  #2

Hi Joel, nice shots, I imagine shooting gymnastics is very challenging. Hard to get those faces. How is the light in the Saville?


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Apr 20, 2013 14:43 |  #3

What's your exif data? It seems to be stripped from the images.

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larger aperture to focus on the subject and not the background.
higher shutter speed (maybe)


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Apr 20, 2013 14:57 |  #4

Voaky999 wrote in post #15848956 (external link)
Hi Joel, nice shots, I imagine shooting gymnastics is very challenging. Hard to get those faces. How is the light in the Saville?

Thanks Don, the lighting seemed pretty dark in comparison to the usual court setup. All the bleachers except one side were pulled in, so I guess spots where the bleachers usually are would have been dark since I typically don't shoot the bleachers... :)

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What's your exif data? It seems to be stripped from the images.

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larger aperture to focus on the subject and not the background.
higher shutter speed (maybe)

Do you have advice specific to tumbling? As in, where's the best point to time your shots, what angle, etc.


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Apr 20, 2013 15:49 |  #5

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Do you have advice specific to tumbling? As in, where's the best point to time your shots, what angle, etc.

My advice was all specific to tumbling. I cannot tell, but I think your settings are off to capture the kinds of speeds the gymnasts are moving during tumbling. How is your panning technique? If your settings are off, it's not going to help your pannin technique.

Just trying to start at the beginning.


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Apr 20, 2013 20:42 |  #6

I'm not asking for advice regarding freezing motion or panning. My baseline settings were 1/800, 2.8, 6400 which have served me well for a variety of indoor sports in this venue.

I'm asking specifically for what makes a compelling tumbling shot and how to get one. If you have examples to show please do so.


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Apr 20, 2013 22:23 |  #7

joeblack2022 wrote in post #15850005 (external link)
I'm not asking for advice regarding freezing motion or panning. My baseline settings were 1/800, 2.8, 6400 which have served me well for a variety of indoor sports in this venue.

I'm asking specifically for what makes a compelling tumbling shot and how to get one. If you have examples to show please do so.

I am really trying to help you out with the how because the way you phrased the question it sounded like you were having issues getting the shots in focus and having the camera fire when you wanted it to.

But since you have that part solved, I cannot really help you out with the compelling part. I just look for photos that I find interesting and try to reproduce the shots.

Good luck.


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