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Nov 14, 2008 00:45 as a reply to  @ post 6679937 |  #76

Just a couple more shots to let everyone know those shots were not a fluke...:lol:
Thanks guys for your comments.....Means alot..


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Nov 14, 2008 01:21 as a reply to  @ JEFF 1D's post |  #77

If you look closely The ring leap (left photo) is of the same girl I have posted as in page 4 only in a more recent meet. Funny how we see the same girls and watch them grow up in the job I do.


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Nov 14, 2008 01:26 as a reply to  @ JEFF 1D's post |  #78

I just love the moves the Gymnasts are able to do, And is my job to capture them for the parents..
Gotta love Gymnastics.......


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Nov 14, 2008 01:29 as a reply to  @ JEFF 1D's post |  #79

OK OK last one I promise hehe
One of my favorite collages I made, The parents Gave it to her for her birthday a few weeks ago... Great extention !!!!!


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Nov 14, 2008 01:31 |  #80

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The Jury has concluded that Jeff1D has slipped by on the "really sweet shot" provision of the POTN Gymnastics bi-laws. The Forefathers of this fine board allowed for non-gym shots, but only in multiples of two and they were required to be smaller than other gym shots on the forum (they didn't want any upstaging by the other sport enthusiasts out there).They further stipulated that the images must be of such quality that they would be appreciated by even the most discerning of Gymnastic Photographers. :lol:

Congrats Jeff on some great shots! I wouldn't even know where to start on icehockey, but at least it wouldn't be as warm as most of those darn gyms!

Wow you need a dang PHD to friggn understand what you just said...hehe
Thanks again :D bw!


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Nov 14, 2008 01:33 |  #81

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Too a studio shot of one of our level 10s doing a Wolf Jump. I took it on a green screen and then composited it on a neutral grey. There is no shadow because, even in the green screen, she lept so high no shadow was cast.

I think it looks almost 3D (I do see the green screen shadow artifacts, that I still need to work on.. I also see the wrinkles in the floor that need to be worked). What do you think about the image in general?

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Brice Im a idiot about such things but how do you get your photo so big?
Very sharp btw...


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Nov 14, 2008 04:44 |  #82

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I have followed this and other gymnastic threads for some time, now. I have gotten a lot of help and my pictures are getting better. I now have the 50/1.4, 85/1.8 and 70-200/2.8 with an XTi. My question is can I get better AF with a used 1d mark 1? Or am I better off with a new 40D. I guess I can sell the XTi for $300-400 and trade up. The reason I ask is that I seem to get quite a few OOF shots due to low light and a fast daughter. Thank you in advance and I'll keep learning from you guys/gals.

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Larry, you can't post without pictures! :)


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Nov 14, 2008 04:49 |  #83

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Brice Im a idiot about such things but how do you get your photo so big?
Very sharp btw...

Thanks, Well, my best images are in studio. I have yet to get something this sharp out of camera in the gym.

When I save my files in Photoshop, I use Save for Web. I change the image size to 800 on the longest dimension in the Save for Web dialog and I optimize for a size of 150KB.

If you have a web site, you can also upload them to that site and then link the image to the post instead of attaching. If you link to the image you are allowed 8 images per post instead of just 2 attachments.

I hope this was helpful.


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Nov 14, 2008 07:28 |  #84

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Larry, you can't post without pictures! :)

LOL. I'll get some on tonight when I get home.

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Nov 14, 2008 10:47 as a reply to  @ cameranewbie's post |  #85

TEST IMAGE....


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Nov 14, 2008 10:47 |  #86

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Thanks, Well, my best images are in studio. I have yet to get something this sharp out of camera in the gym.

When I save my files in Photoshop, I use Save for Web. I change the image size to 800 on the longest dimension in the Save for Web dialog and I optimize for a size of 150KB.

If you have a web site, you can also upload them to that site and then link the image to the post instead of attaching. If you link to the image you are allowed 8 images per post instead of just 2 attachments.

I hope this was helpful.


YOU ROCK SIR!!!!!!!
THANKS!!!! That helps a ton...


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Nov 14, 2008 11:00 as a reply to  @ JEFF 1D's post |  #87

I still see only 2 browser buttons do i have uploadfm a different place?:confused:


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bwolford wrote in post #6599297 (external link)
Too a studio shot of one of our level 10s doing a Wolf Jump. I took it on a green screen and then composited it on a neutral grey. There is no shadow because, even in the green screen, she lept so high no shadow was cast.

I think it looks almost 3D (I do see the green screen shadow artifacts, that I still need to work on.. I also see the wrinkles in the floor that need to be worked). What do you think about the image in general?

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Brice, I'm very impressed with how sharp this shot is and how none of her is OOF. I did some studio shooting this week and the results were not as fantastic on the action end of things. I think in an effort to reduce noise and get 'crispy' shots, I managed to damage the link in my brain that helps find the correct exposure. Then of course, there was always bad luck. I missed all of her great takes and she missed all of mine. :( It would be great if you had some tips on 'full body focus' because I keep getting blurry limbs and, even worse, faces!

So, I wondered if Studio Action Shots might be the next topic of exploration on our wonderful thread? I keep thinking that if I can get good shots in poorly lit gyms, it should be no sweat with with adequate/abundant studio lighting...right?!? :confused: Hmmmm... a real stumper.

Recently I think someone mentioned something about using a higher aperture to get nice studio shots... I get very stuck in my 1.8 to 2.8 rut that I'm used to shooting in. I would be very interested to hear more. It would be great to hear from punters and pros alike on your set up and strategy for getting these types of shots. Of course the bi-laws also encourage posting of examples!:D

-jklinksi

ps- I am well aware that the images posted are compositionally poor, but they serve as good examples of my 'full body focus' problems. They have had no PP and only minor cropping. CC very welcome and encouraged.


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Nov 14, 2008 11:16 as a reply to  @ JEFF 1D's post |  #89

Just came acrost these from our RegionIV Meet I coverd In S. Dakota Last year 2008.


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Brice, I'm very impressed with how sharp this shot is and how none of her is OOF. I did some studio shooting this week and the results were not as fantastic on the action end of things. I think in an effort to reduce noise and get 'crispy' shots, I managed to damage the link in my brain that helps find the correct exposure. Then of course, there was always bad luck. I missed all of her great takes and she missed all of mine. :( It would be great if you had some tips on 'full body focus' because I keep getting blurry limbs and, even worse, faces!

So, I wondered if Studio Action Shots might be the next topic of exploration on our wonderful thread? I keep thinking that if I can get good shots in poorly lit gyms, it should be no sweat with with adequate/abundant studio lighting...right?!? :confused: Hmmmm... a real stumper.

Recently I think someone mentioned something about using a higher aperture to get nice studio shots... I get very stuck in my 1.8 to 2.8 rut that I'm used to shooting in. I would be very interested to hear more. It would be great to hear from punters and pros alike on your set up and strategy for getting these types of shots. Of course the bi-laws also encourage posting of examples!:D

-jklinksi

ps- I am well aware that the images posted are compositionally poor, but they serve as good examples of my 'full body focus' problems. They have had no PP and only minor cropping. CC very welcome and encouraged.


I am in no way a studio guy but dont you have MORE control over lighting, cant you play with diff. settings to find a happy place on you photos?
Trial and eror is how i learnd..Also take your time and learn the moves so you can get the shot at the right moment..Thats what I am having trouble with here I have photogs that dont know what to shoot and 1/2 the time they take an fugly shot. Just trying to be helpful. ("note to self get batteries for keyboard.!!!")


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