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Old Dec 22, 2007, 9:18 AM   #1
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Haven't done wrestling in a while so it was good to do something different. C&C welcome:

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Old Dec 22, 2007, 12:32 PM   #2
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Nice stack in no. 9.


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Old Dec 22, 2007, 2:37 PM   #3
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Nice stack in no. 9.

Yeah, he's a defending state Champion at 135 or 140lbs. This was a tri-way meet and he pinned both his opponents in the first round. Very quick and efficient.
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Old Jan 8, 2008, 8:25 AM   #4
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Awesome shots John! These are perfect examples as to why the faces need to be captured in almost every shot, in every sport. The faces tell me all I need to know in these. Did you strobe or is it natural lighting?
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Old Jan 8, 2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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Thank you sir!

I used external flash. I still had some instances of red-eye - so I'd like to use a bracket. But that makes the whole setup less stable & steady. As of yet, I have not ventured into the realm of strobing. Next up on the agenda is trying to sell off my Sigma 70-200 2.8 and get the Canon one instead (I finally want the extra 5-10% - especially the focus speed at low light). Maybe in another year I'll look into strobing. It would be wonderful to shoot basketball with a 70-200 and not a prime.

back to the whole flash thing - I shot some wrestling last year with my 85mm but it was annoying to not have the zoom because unlike volleyball/basketball you can't predict where the action will occur. And, once they're on the matt, the dark matts really absorb light so faces are really shadowed. So, I'm much happier with the results using flash.
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Hi John, Congrats on the SS membership, just looked at your page :-). Hope 2008 goes well for you!. Kind regards Graham.


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Old Jan 12, 2008, 6:54 PM   #7
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Nice shots John. I like #7 & #8.
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 9:46 PM   #8
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Really nice shots on the wrestline, John. HS wrestling has just been approved as a varsity sport in Arkansas, but I don't know if I'll see any in our area. Congrats on the well-dserved honor.

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johng those are awesome as usual, i see why you got to become a ss member!!

did you use an on camera strobe?
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did you use an on camera strobe?
I used a hotshoe attached flashgun. It's the only sport I prefer a flash because of all the shadows - that and there really isn't much of a need for multiple frames often.
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