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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:51 PM   #1
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These shots were taken at my daughters gymnastics meet using my new 30D. I have been reading the posts here and tried to put it all together. These are my first sports photos so please post up C&C.

I was dissapointed because the only thing I could reach was the floor exercise. All of the other events were a good 45 yards away. However, lighting was good enough to shoot at ISO 1600.

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Hi Chris for a first sports shoot these are fantastic with only the last one being let down by not being in focus.

I guess you are using the 135mm f2 lens?!

You have good timing and good framing in these shots...... it's a shame that the foot was cropped in number 3 but not a lot you could have done with a prime without moving yourself.

Would have been cool if you could have got to try some different part of the rotation as each apparatus will givea new challenge.

You should be very happy with the results.

Keep practising and keep posting!!!

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Hi Chris, i agree with Mark in that #4 would have been great due to the facial expression, if it had beed sharp, howeve,r for a 1st attempt at a sport, they are very good!,Kind regards Graham
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 10:52 AM   #7
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Chris - awesome job for your first time. Especially in gymnastics.

#3 is my favorite. The only problem is the foot is cut off - otherwise fantastic shot.

#1 is also good - but a little PP can make it better:

levels/USM/dodging of face and some saturation:


But you did a fantastic job for a first time!!


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Old Jan 20, 2007, 11:52 AM   #8
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Thanks for the praise guys...and the comments, but there were many that didn't turn out so well. I had a wonderful shot of my daughter in her final tumbling pass...if it had only been in focus! Shooting a tumbling pass is nowhere near as easy as one might think if they have not tried it before, hence the foot being cut off. Focus was tough too but hopefully it does get easier with practice. The first and last photo is a girl who just turned seven and who is very good with a great personality to boot. The middle two photos are of my daughter.

The lense I shot these with was in fact the 135mm f2 as that is the only lense I have at the moment other than the kit lense. I chose it due to the kids are into gymanstics and basketball and after much informative reading on this forum that you guys so willingly offer (Thank you), I figured it would suit what I do.

John, your version does look quite better. These have not had any of the PP you mentioned because the photographer is still pretty ignorant about all of it. I guess the only way to learn is to play with the pictures and learn what each item does. The software I have is what came with the camera and I can do levels and USM but I'm not sure about the dodging. I guess what several of us new photogs need is an PP tutorial!

Basketball pictures coming soon!

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