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Old Jun 7, 2008, 7:04 PM   #11
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Paul, I tried to sharpen both of them a bit more and they both look good when zoomed out, but when I zoom in to 100%, there is a lot of noise created by the sharpening. What you see is sort of a balance between extra sharp and too much noise (IMHO). Any tips on how to get sharper without the noise?

Shooting volleyball is definitely a challenge whether is defensive shots or offensive. Since this was junior beach, there wasn't much in the way of offense, mostly rolls and free balls. I was using the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. I started the day shooting from half-court, but found that to be too tight in many cases. I finished shooting from just off the court on the end-line under the net.
Jason, with this good of lighting and a high-quality lens, I'm a little surprised to see you having noise problems. That's the sort of trade-off I would expect to be balancing in a low-light situation.

I wouldn't pretend to know enough about shooting volleyball to offer positioning advice, particularly for the beach variety. I've shot one season...in the gym...and was never satisfied with my own positioning.

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Old Jun 11, 2008, 8:49 AM   #12
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Ive only shot volleyball once and got anything remotely as good as these. Youve got great timing and anticipation. Other than a little sharpening, theyre very good. #2 is incredible. Great timing, great look, nice action, intensity- just USm it a bit and youd have a publishable photo. Nicely done!
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