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Old Aug 14, 2012, 3:48 PM   #1
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Hi again,

I got the chance to try out my 40D and 70-300 lens at my local tennis club. I was shooting one of our top junior girls (world ranked in the junior top 500). Sadly, I had to shoot through the chain fencing. I've put the flickr links below, and would appreciate your comments.

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Chris

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjb295/7776769542/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjb295/7776778760/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjb295/7776760072/
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 6:56 AM   #2
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First and foremost - get your camera right up on the fence - lens hood pressing against the fence. Do that and you won't get see the fence like you do in these shots. Next - keep working on your timing so you get shots timed closer to impact on the ball. Also, on shot 3 you need to frame the final shot much tighter - lots of uninteresting dead space. It's preferable to frame tightly in camera vs. cropping a lot - you'll get more detail that way. But you should still be able to crop a shot like this to get tighter. But, the biggest thing is to get closer to the fence to reduce it's impact on the shots. This shot was taken through a fence:
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 7:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tips. As you can tell, I'm just starting out (for fun, not business), so I've got sooo much to learn. I haven't processed any of the pics, or done any cropping, so that's something I need to explore as well.

I'm taking my camera to the tennis club this evening (weather permitting), so if there are some willing subjects, I'll try again.

Also, is it OK to link to Flickr, or better to post the pics in the thread itself?
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 8:31 AM   #4
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post photos here. I can't remember if flickr provides an external link or not. The reality is some people don't want to click on links to external sites so you'll get more feedback if people see the photos in the post.
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G'day cjb

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.... Also, is it OK to link to Flickr, or better to post the pics in the thread itself?
In Flickr, with the image in your screen, click on "Share" and copy the ""BB-code" - what appears to be meaningless text - but in reality is the URL Link - into the text for the Steves post. and the image will be displayed directly > Use the "Preview" in Steve's to double check all's well before you "Submit" the comment

ps- it goes without saying that ALL stuff you upload to FLickr needs to be pixel-reduced in size to a) help your upload times, and b) to dissuade those who steal full-size images for other purposes. ALL my FLickr pix are downsized to 800px in size before uploading

Hope this helps a bit
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