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Jun 21, 2010 10:40 |  #1

Took my camera to a game for the first time ever and had a great time. I knew in my mind that timing the shots right is difficult but I didn't appreciate how hard it could be until now.

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Jun 21, 2010 10:44 |  #2

Nice timing on #5. Catching the ball on the bat is very dificult.




  
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Jun 21, 2010 10:54 |  #3

Nice shots, where were u sitting/shooting with?




  
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Jun 21, 2010 11:25 |  #4

gonzogolf wrote in post #10400369 (external link)
Nice timing on #5. Catching the ball on the bat is very dificult.

I spent the entire game trying to get it and that's the only one that came close. It is -really- hard to get the timing right.

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Nice shots, where were u sitting/shooting with?

Thanks. I was 6 rows back from the field and a little farther out than 1st base. Camera was a 7D with 200/2.8L. About half the shots I was also using a kenko 1.4x teleconvertor.


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Jun 22, 2010 12:28 |  #5

crop, crop, crop, crop....Basic rule in sport shooting, shoot tight, crop tighter! Eliminate distracting background to make players the highlight. E.g #4 is a great shot of the crowd but not the batter. For batters, the BOB (bat on ball shot), at least for me is usually a delete shot as you rarely get the players face (eg #5) however you are close in #4 but the focus seems more on the crowd. I prefer to capture batters as they come up out of their swing and follow the ball...you get great facial expressions this way and it is still pretty evident they hit the ball. Also, on bright sunny days, learn to overexpose a bit to reduce shadows on faces and under caps. #1 would be a decent pitcher shot (assuming he is in good focus) but crop tighter in post production.

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PS: With your gear and location you should get some primo shots...for reference here is a link to a Mariners game I shot last year with similar seating, although on the 3B side, which may be a better location for shooting batters. All of these were with my 40D and 70-200 plus the 1.4TX...http://christianjstewa​rt.zenfolio.com/p10215​34075 (external link)


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