Football Photography

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  1. Sicknote10

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    Decided to have a go at some yesterday for the first time, as it was the last game of the season - Woking vs Northwich Victoria
    All taken with Canon 400d + 70-300mm IS, some USM/Level adjustment done in PS

    KC Cat
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    Nick Gindre
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    Caretaker Coach + The Captain
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    Ian Selley - Former Arsenal player, won Cup Winners Cup with them
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    Danny Bunce - Can't keep his tounge in his mouth!
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    Guiseppe Sole - Will be league player one day (cropped, no resizing)
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    Hutch heads home, player of the season
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    Osano - On loan from Reading, class above the rest of the conference
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    :rolleyes: more here: http://www.sicknote.org.uk/news/?id=21
     
  2. senu

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    Pretty decent set of Images ( we dont call them photographs anymore do we?:rolleyes: )
    That Canon lens on the 400D is proving quite capable
    Were they all handheld?.. and did you shoot RAW?
    You certainly froze some of the action there:smashin:
    Well done
     
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    Those are very good! Too many to comment on, but they certainly wouldn't look out of place in a local paper.

    I see you've boosted the contrast, maybe a tad too much, I'm loosing quite a few of the blacks.
     
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    Ta :thumbsup: All shot handheld, didn't use RAW, wouldn't have been able to fit enough shots on the CF card if I had, I did take a tad too many :rotfl:

    I did notice they were too dark in places, tried to fix using the shadow/highlight option in PS, worked on some but not all so stopped trying after awhile
     
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    very nice shots, you've just confirmed it for me to buy this lens for my 400D

    :thumbsup:
     
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    The main issue for me is the distracting backgrounds - I lose the ball in a fair few.

    Other than that, a good first effort.
     
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    Guy,
    apart from good cropping in-camera and judicous cropping later I imagine it would be hard to get rid of distracting backgrounds unless one uses a wide aperture to blur them, this in turn can lead to many OOF shots.

    It makes me wonder how Bristol Pete gets so many great keepers
    Its hard work, this sports photography thing:rolleyes: !
     
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    AI servo and a decent lens should help with the focus. but I take your point. That said, a 300/4 lens would be better for starting off with sports than a 70-300 zoom.

    Some of it is working tight with the subject, but a neglected part is the positioning of the photographer and understanding of how the game will flow.

    All IMO of course, and what do I know about sports shooting :D
     
  9. Sicknote10

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    With a 300 prime alone it would be hard to get good action shots that are near to you, so the 70 is useful there (Seen photographers at premiership matches have 2 cameras, I imagine one is for close up action, the other for stuff the other end of the pitch)

    Not many of the photos had any bokeh at all, when they did it was more portrait style shots (if thats the correct term, new to all this!)
    All the ones of action at the other end of the pitch was done at 300mm f5.6, widest the lens goes at that range unfortunately
     
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    Hi ya


    Not that I know much about this sort of stuff, but I think it is a good start and keep up the good work.:thumbsup:


    Cheers Holo:smashin: :smashin:
     

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