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Old Sep 18, 2005, 10:18 PM   #1
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It's been a while since my last post, college has kept me busy. Here are some shots i got from today's game.

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Old Sep 20, 2005, 4:39 PM   #2
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Great action shots! Looks cloudyor just wet...good enough to play in! :-)

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Old Sep 20, 2005, 4:54 PM   #3
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Actually it was both, it rained for a little bit before the game, and it stayed cloudy until late in the game, and then the sun made a guest appearence.
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Old Sep 20, 2005, 5:12 PM   #4
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The "whites" of your photos are turning out really well.

I'd prefer the shots to cropped a little less tightly, as it's nice to see a little surroundings.

A tight crop gives a claustrophobic feel to the shots.

Yer doin good work!

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Tight crops work, if there's "headroom" above the player, and there is space for the player to run into, in the picture.

Numbers 3 and 4 are very good in that respect. I think 4 is the best of the lot, as it is tight enough to show the tackle well, but also opens up just enough to show the supporting player ready to run on, if the ball is passed.




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I agree with you Barbarian. I am more of a fan of tight cropping with sports action shots.
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Old Oct 8, 2005, 8:09 AM   #7
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When I shoot sports for the local paper, I shoot wide.

The people at the paper decide the final crop before it's printed, depending on theroom available for the column.

They are actually better at choosing crops than I am, because they do it all day.

I shoot wide, let the pro's crop later.

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Speaking only for the paper you shoot and submit for does not make it the sports authority.

Works well for you and your paper but other opinions aside should not be looked at as not being professional or otherwise.


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This is what I think a good soccer shot should be. Ball must be present, action/conflict for the ball, with expressions of the players showing emotion, and background that establishes context of the play.

Headroom is adequate, and the players have space into which to move in the frame.

The synchronized stepping was unplanned, but interesting.
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