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Old Apr 20, 2010, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Another try at baseball

Here are the baseball shots i was talking about, tear them apart, i need it.















and a link to them all:
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 3:26 PM   #2
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Jeff,

You're making good progress.

Shot 1: Like the expression, but the shot is front-focused. Dirt in front is in focus but player/base is not.

Shot 2: great timing BUT the shot doesn't work. The problem with it is it appears this was a runner getting back to the bag after a lead off. While your timing was good to get ball just going into the glove, it's no where near a play since he would have to be tagged. So good timing on the ball but ineffective because it's not really a play. But shot looks over-cropped - detail in first baseman isn't there. Additionally the background in this shot is extremely distracting. As is the pitcher. Those distracting elements and lack of detail and lack of a play outweigh the good timing on the ball in the mitt.

shot 3: Nice timing again! Pitcher is distracting and again you're over-cropped.

shot 4: ball is in the frame but not much interesting in this shot. It's the wrong side of the batter for this type of shot - you're missing his face. Also, by having to extend the frame to include the ball you're letting those distracting background elements in the middle of the frame between the two subjects (batter and ball).

shot 5: timing not as good. Ball is in the frame which is good but shot is framed too loosely and those distracting backgrounds are again an issue. Need to frame tighter on the batter and decrease DOF. Tough shot to get the ball in the frame. That's what makes batting shots tough - framing tight enough to reduce DOF but still getting ball in frame.

shot 6: not sure why this is included. Nothing going on in this one at all.

Your skills and timing are getting better. But lack of lens reach is hurting you and now you need to work on excluding distracting elements from your shots and getting the timing down on interesting play. So you are absolutely moving in the right direction here.
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Hi Jeff, I've had a pisser of a day & I'm not holding back OK?. You've been around long enough now & according to your job/ Mag brief need to move on a pace! Kind regards Graham.
#1, Great Image, NO BALL!.
#2, Levels out, not sharp!
#3, Levels out, too cluttered!
#4, Nice action, but wrong side again!!
#5, ball not close enough to be a "bump??" so looks like a poor recieve? (this is a "none even seen Baseball" criteque!!)
#6, absalutely no interest at all in this one!.
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thanks guys, keep 'em coming

im making a list and going to study it.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 11:28 AM   #5
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Finally got a picture of me taking pictures

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Really like those pictures, next to skateboarding my favorite sport is baseball. Been playing baseball for 9 years. I love skateboarding and baseball, thats why I want the tamron 70-300mm when I go to big league games.
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thats why I want the tamron 70-300mm when I go to big league games.
You're going to find that 300mm is too short for big league ballpark. With great seats, 400mm works well. But 300mm is pretty short.
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You're going to find that 300mm is too short for big league ballpark. With great seats, 400mm works well. But 300mm is pretty short.
Yeah but 400mm lenses are about $2000
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bahahahaha try 4k

and i miss baseball cant wait for school to start to get back to taking non artsy fartsy pictures

plan on seeing a few remote camera shots in the upcoming year
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So what lens did you use to shoot those?
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