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Old Jan 6, 2008, 9:34 PM   #1
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1/500, 70-200@2.8, ISO 2000-2500, EV+.3 I def need to get the whole ball in the shot and not worry about what brand tennis shoes theyre wearing!-C&C always welcomed!










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Old Jan 7, 2008, 6:23 AM   #2
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All three are great, but I really like #2 because you caught the intensity of expression on both players' faces.

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Old Jan 7, 2008, 9:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for looking Trojan!
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Old Jan 7, 2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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I agree - # 2 is a great shot.

#1 is tough - the ebony skin is exposed well but the white skin is blown

#3 is just too tight on the top of the frame. Good timing, sharpness and exposure but as you said the shoes aren't that important.

Great job!
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Old Jan 7, 2008, 1:08 PM   #5
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Great points John! I usuallymeter off of the black players moreso than the white ones becauseI tend to overdarken them. ShouldI be metering for thewhite skin instead? My goal formy next shoot is to make sure the complete ball is in all of my shots. Thanks for looking.
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Old Jan 7, 2008, 1:17 PM   #6
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Great points John! I usuallymeter off of the black players moreso than the white ones becauseI tend to overdarken them. ShouldI be metering for thewhite skin instead?
The answer depends on your purpose. What are you doing with the photos? If press work, I would takee a middle of the road approach. For instance in shots 2 & 3, while you have both black and white kids, the skin tones of the black kids aren't as dark - so really the exposures are fine. So if there's only 1 kid whose skin tone is that dark, I would be inclined to not worry about it if I was A) shooting for press or B) shooting for the other team.

Now, if you were shooting for the team in white and he was a prominant player and the team was mostly black then I WOULD pay more attention to getting his skin tones correct. It's just another compromise you have to make - you can't get ALL the skin tones right, so you have to decide what is most important to you. Unfortunately I don't have a better answer.
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Thats what i wanted to hear!!Thanks.
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 8:51 AM   #8
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I really like the expression in your second photo. The defense eyes so clearly on the ball, and the shooter looking direct to the basket.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I've only shot a bit of sports, but have the same dilema with correct exposure for skin tones. My answer has been to switch it up and shoot a bit of each. And hope for a the right variety.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Good work.
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excellent shots! that gym must have some nice lighting, nice and sharp and you are getting a 500 shutter at 2000-2500 iso.
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