View Full Version : Tennis anyone?
04-08-2010, 03:41 AM
Shot these of my son with the 70-200mm.
Shooting mode: maual
Shutter speed: 1/2500
Metering mode: evaluative
Focal length: 80mm
White balance: auto
AF mode: AI servo
Shot in RAW
NO editing because of 2 reasons:
. dont no how real well, maybe wrong program(Paint shop ProX)
. concentrating and focousing my skills on the full control of the camera first. Am I wrong?
Believe me, what some of you do with YOUR editing skills is phenominal! I just havent arrived there yet.
04-08-2010, 08:58 AM
Matt...I personally think you have some nice shots...love the expression on the second one!
I just started using Paint Shop Pro- recommended by another member here-over this winter and find it is wonderful, very easy to use. I had a lot of trouble using Photoshop.
I think you are on the right track...concentrating on your "skills on the full control of the camera first" ...sounds about like what I am doing anyways!
These shots are pretty impressive for no post editing. (I do not have much knowledge on RAW as yet).
I agree with MJ, that it is a good idea to learn/gain full control of your camera in the first instance.
Post editing just takes time, patience and practice as you go, but it is fun learning.
Looks like your son may be quite a good tennis player. I have been a prof. tennis coach in my time. It is a pity that I was not into Photography then, as I coached in Noumea, New Caledonia for 3.5 years, and some of the scenery there is magnificent.
04-08-2010, 03:27 PM
Great series, Matt! I agree with learning your camera first and then working on the editing. But if you wanted to dabble with the editing, I say go for it!
04-09-2010, 02:58 AM
I have have PS Pro X2 and 3! But I dont know all the ends and outs of using them. ( I can do basic stuff)
Thanks for the compliments!
My son is doing really good in tennis he actually surprised me!
Thanks for your compliments!
Like I said to MJ just not quite sure what makes a good picture in editing yet. I appreciate you all and your patience with me.
04-27-2010, 08:13 PM
Hi Matt......... As I am interested in sports photography that deals with little balls (as opposed to a bigger ball like basketball for example) I really appreciate it when a picture "freezes" the ball in flight. I specialize in softball. My favorite shots are the pictures when I'm able to freeze the ball.
I shoot with a Nikon D90 and just bought the new Nikon 70-200 f2.8 zoom. It was horribly expensive, but after saving $ for it for over a year it was well worth the price. I'm sure the satisfaction you get with your Canon zoom matches the exitement I get when I get a good action shot.
I'm new here, but I do have six softball action shots in my gallery.
Again, great pics!
04-27-2010, 09:08 PM
Great shots, nicely captured.
04-28-2010, 04:49 AM
Good shots, I think you might want to bring up the exposure juuuust a notch or two, though, especially in #3. Either up the ISO a little or take the shutter speed down by 1/3 or 2/3 of a stop. You should still be at more than a fast enough speed to freeze the action, and you'll be letting in just a little more light, which would definitely help light up the face a bit more in a shot like #3.
Good job so far... Keep it up! :D
04-29-2010, 06:39 AM
Falvin- and Yes I do love my 70-200 2.8 It is tact sharp. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
Jon- Thank you for the compliments, I really enjoy your work as well.
MasterPpv- If you notice the face has a shadow on it? The first two images he was facing the sun, No.3 he had his back to the sun. (which makes it appear to be underexposed on his face)I did not use any fill flash, perhaps maybe next time I shoot. Thank you for looking.
04-29-2010, 06:54 AM
Did NOT mean to post twice! not sure what happened?
04-29-2010, 11:07 PM
Falvin- Welcome and Yes I do love my 70-200 2.8 It is tact sharp. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
Jon- Thank you for the compliments, I really do enjoy your work as well.
MasterPpv- Notice images 1 and 2:
subject was facing the sun. No.3 subject had his back to the sun. Only way I could have eliminated the underexposed face (shadow) was to use fill flash. Perhaps exposure bracketing may help too, Maybe next time I shoot. Thanks all for looking.
You can do that, or you can also move around a little bit and turn down the shutter speed just a little bit. It worked for me when shooting our girls' city track meet. One side would end up just a bit brighter than the other, but not overexposed, while the other side would no longer be dark. Exposure bracketing and / or fill flash work, too ;)
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