Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Sports & Action Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 14, 2012, 3:41 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 8
Default Olympics Table Tennis

Hi All,

This is the first time I've posted any photos, so I hope I do it right. I've put them on Flickr and put the links below.

These are from the Olympics, and I was about 60m away from the table. I was using my new canon 40D with a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens.

I'd really appreciate your critique, as this is my first DSLR and its first sporting outing.

Thanks,
Chris

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjb295/7776786396/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjb295/7776794102/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjb295/7776802026/
cjb295 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Aug 15, 2012, 7:00 AM   #2
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 8,529
Default

Well - table tennis isn't a sport I shoot so I can't give specifics on that sport. But, in general these shots are simply framed far too loosely to be good sports shots. The problem is - it is exceedingly difficult to take good sports shots as a fan in the stands. If you want to practice shooting sports, do it at a lower level of competition where you can get close to the action - and, if you're using that lens, do it outdoors where you have plenty of light. I saw the tennis shots and I would suggest finding a sport where you don't have a barrier like a fence between you and the subjects. A big part of sports photography is your shooting position. That makes it very difficult to practice when you can't get close to the action or when there are fences between you and the action.
JohnG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 15, 2012, 7:17 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 8
Default

Thanks John. I know my position was terrible at the table tennis, but thought I'd give it a try. I've got some nosebleed tickets for the paralympics later in the month. I'll take my camera, but I'm not expecting much. I'll concentrate on the local club and little league stuff for now.
cjb295 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:45 PM.