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Dec 05, 2008 11:19 |  #1

First time I shot basketball, our local school's 7th - 8th grade team.
Shot at 1600 f/2.8, which really was probably not fast enough. Next time I will see about using flash in that gym.


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Dec 05, 2008 15:38 |  #2

Nice shots!

I failed miserably at my first attempt at shooting an indoor basketball game over the the Thanskgiving holiday. I used my 70-200 F/4L with a Speedlight flash and still was unable to really capture any decent shots. Certainly nothing as good as the two you have above.

I learned a valuable lesson about the speed of a lens after this experience.


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Dec 05, 2008 16:20 |  #3
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Knee pads for basketball - yikes! Nice shots for what you had to work with.

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Dec 05, 2008 18:17 |  #4

I like the shots, but knee pads suggest that alot of fouling is happening. And it looks like the benched players all have need pads. Either there was a "knee" accident or the coach's brother-in-law got the knee-pad contract. :)


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Dec 05, 2008 20:01 |  #5

Great images for a first timer! Indoor sports are a whole different beast.
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Dec 06, 2008 13:39 as a reply to  @ HighPixel's post |  #6

Thanks everyone! I'll try again next home game.

Not sure what is up with all the knee pads.. there weren't really many fouls called. But travelling.. YIKES at least 10 times!:D


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Dec 06, 2008 13:58 |  #7

tjketa wrote in post #6820792 (external link)
Knee pads for basketball - yikes! Nice shots for what you had to work with.

Tom

Agree, not bad given the conditions. I am going to assume the knee pads with this group are inspired by the same "protect my precious baby" mentality that now has softball infielders wearing facemasks and soccer players wearing mouthpieces.


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Dec 06, 2008 14:33 |  #8

Big K wrote in post #6825489 (external link)
Agree, not bad given the conditions. I am going to assume the knee pads with this group are inspired by the same "protect my precious baby" mentality that now has softball infielders wearing facemasks and soccer players wearing mouthpieces.

lol! you mean the participation trophy crowd, right?

definitely try some flash (which isn't always easy either). I think you'll find the results to be worth it though.


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Dec 06, 2008 16:07 |  #9

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lol! you mean the participation trophy crowd, right?

Exactly. You must have them in Ohio as well. :-)


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Dec 07, 2008 01:22 |  #10

Big K wrote in post #6825489 (external link)
Agree, not bad given the conditions. I am going to assume the knee pads with this group are inspired by the same "protect my precious baby" mentality that now has softball infielders wearing facemasks and soccer players wearing mouthpieces.

I think that the facemasks for the infielders are a great thing. I coach a team locally and I have a girl that is so aggressive that she has to wear one. She will be literally waiting at the bat when a bunt is shown to catch it. I have seen that turn into a slap hit and knock the defense out cold.

Great shots for the first time out!


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Dec 07, 2008 09:05 |  #11

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I think that the facemasks for the infielders are a great thing. I coach a team locally and I have a girl that is so aggressive that she has to wear one. She will be literally waiting at the bat when a bunt is shown to catch it. I have seen that turn into a slap hit and knock the defense out cold.

I think that is a prime example of using equipment to gain an unfair advantage and is not in the spirit of the game. Your statement totally confirms this. The only reason she is able to play that style is because of the facemask.


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Dec 08, 2008 00:37 |  #12

Big K wrote in post #6829562 (external link)
I think that is a prime example of using equipment to gain an unfair advantage and is not in the spirit of the game. Your statement totally confirms this. The only reason she is able to play that style is because of the facemask.

I beg to differ. She played like this for 2 years before she started wearing it. Her parent opted to place her in it due to her agressiveness.

To each their own I suppose. I would have never thought of putting a girl in on for an unfair advantage for the team. My mentallity is because they protect the face for a just in case. I still have girls who wear them that won't get close enough to the batter for the play no matter how much I try to convince them otherwise. :rolleyes:


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Dec 08, 2008 06:44 as a reply to  @ laurap33's post |  #13

Very, very good first effort. 1/400 sec at 2.8 and 1600 has done well for you. The colors are really nice. Yes, a little faster shutter speed would be helpful. Can you still get those nice colors shooting manual at 1/500 (or even 1/640) without generating too much noise from boosting exposure in post processing?

I'd give it a try.

Other options are a faster lens like the 85 f/1.8 which is very popular. You could get 1/640 if you shot it at f/2.2 Supplemental lighting is another choice.

Next time, try to get some shots from the baseline (if possible). Good action and often the shooters will face you.

Your efforts under ambient lighting are super. Show us more next week.


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Dec 08, 2008 21:04 |  #14

Zivnuska wrote in post #6835689 (external link)
Very, very good first effort. 1/400 sec at 2.8 and 1600 has done well for you. The colors are really nice. Yes, a little faster shutter speed would be helpful. Can you still get those nice colors shooting manual at 1/500 (or even 1/640) without generating too much noise from boosting exposure in post processing?

I'd give it a try.

Other options are a faster lens like the 85 f/1.8 which is very popular. You could get 1/640 if you shot it at f/2.2 Supplemental lighting is another choice.

Next time, try to get some shots from the baseline (if possible). Good action and often the shooters will face you.

Your efforts under ambient lighting are super. Show us more next week.

Thanks for the tips! I do own the 85 1.8, I'll give it a try at the next game. Baselines are tight in this gym, but I'll try and get there for a few shots as well.


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Dec 09, 2008 16:17 |  #15

Nice shots! I agree the 85 1.8 will make it a bit easier to get brighter exposures in that gym... I love my 85!

As for the knee pads, I learned that kids that age have problems with knee injuries - as much from knocking knees together as falling. The growth plates are still "green" and easily damaged. Maybe they have a parent that expects them to be worn? It does make the game a little different though...



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