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Mark1616 Feb 17, 2006 6:45 PM

Hi All,

I have never tried to photography high diving before, but a friend has invited me to go to a youth even tomorrow.

Does anyone have any advice for getting good shots??

I will be using Konica Minolta (Sony) 5D with Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens.

I will post what I get tomorrow evening.



JohnG Feb 17, 2006 10:53 PM

Just a thought but you might want to see if flash is allowed. From the side it would have no affect on the diver and flashes are usually allowed at swim meets (except for the start). Flash shots could certainly help with the diver's entry into the water to help freeze the water. It might also be worth finding out if the competitors are doing cumpolsory dives (which allows you to plan where peak action will happen). I've never shot a dive before so I'm very interested to see what you have to share after the experience.

Mark1616 Feb 18, 2006 5:21 AM

Thanks John..... I must say I am very excited...... I love shooting something new...... it's the challenge of the unknown and an opportunity to get something different. Should get initial shots up later today.

Good point about flash.... hadn't thought of that. Luckily the flash gun is always in the bag with me.

[email protected] Feb 18, 2006 8:33 AM

What shutter speed would you be using?

My guess is 1/500th or 1/1000th.

Mark1616 Feb 18, 2006 6:06 PM

Terry.... went for 1/500.

You can find some of the results at;forum_id=82

duxbid Feb 19, 2006 11:09 AM

Yup, that 1/500th seemed to work fine.

Quite a bit of image noise on the 5D at ISO3200.

-- Terry

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