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Old Nov 2, 2008, 7:08 AM   #1
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Back at the "Black Hole" home venue.

Four shots from fridays game, 3 americans and an englishman!

1) Reggie Jackson, our shortest player!





2) Lynard Stewart, one of the tallest guys.






3) Trey Moore, one of the most consistent in the league




4) Andrew Bridge, team captain





All shot with 1D MkIII, 70-200f2.8 and ISO6400



I sent #2 & 4 to the evening paper and they printed both , in colour, putting #4 on the back page

I know #2 is a little OOF but the paper liked the shot

C&C welcome and thanks for the advice from this site.

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Old Nov 2, 2008, 4:47 PM   #2
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2 is very out of focus so going back to what was suggested last week just put it in the bin. Not only is it OOF but it is also not helped by the face being covered.

By huge contrast is number 4, very sharp, clear action, visible face and unfortunately the fingers and toes are cut but this really is not a big issue when you have a shot so well nailed.

The other two have some motion blur and in the last the main subject (the playing with the ball) is not sharp, the camera is on the rear player.

When are you down this way again would be cool to try to get to the game?
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Old Nov 2, 2008, 6:24 PM   #3
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I agree with Mark's assessment. 3 is a great capture. 2 should never have seen the light of day. In the long run you'll do your credibility as a sports photographer more harm than good by submitting such images for publication. Other potential clients may see that paper and they're not going to pay good money for images that out of focus. On the other two you're close but they're just not sharp. Not sure if it's missed focus or motion blur - I'm thinking motion blur.

You really should consider using prime lenses to get that shutter speed up. You lose versatility but the quality of your shots will go way up. Give it some thought.
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 10:45 AM   #4
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Thanks once again guys.

John, I will dust off the 85mm1.8 on friday and try some shots with that.
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 10:47 AM   #5
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Mark, next trip to Plymouth is saturday 22nd November with Tip offat 1930.

Cheers Dave
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It's a shame you don't have the 100mm f2, as those extra 15mm will make quite a difference on the APS-H crop on the MkIII. Get as close to the action as you can to keep the frame as full as possible.

I might be able to do the 22nd, I will let you know nearer the time (remind me the week before as I have a bad memory).
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