A&P D3 Football

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  1. Chicle

    Chicle New Member

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    So I've got a chance now to shoot football for UW-Whitewater, one of the top D3 football teams in the nation. I just purchased the 70-200 f/4 here is a few shots from today tell me what you think. Honestly I'm not very happy but I'm not sure why, I haven't done much editing to any of them but at the same time I don't know what I am doing with PP too much. Any pointers for the rest of the season would be greatly appreciated.

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    awwwwwwww man, i was hoping this was a thread about football shot with a nikon D3
     
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    sorry to disappoint you, all shot with Canon.
     
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    really? I've always been pretty bad about editing and figuring out proper exposure but all of these were shot in aperture priority and +1/3 EC. Maybe try bumping them up more next time?
     
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    this is often the difficulty of aperture priority, the camera sees the very bright sky and underexposes the image

    It can often be difficult in these situations to get correct exposure because of the harsh shadows. Your subject is in the dark while your background is sooo bright. The dynamic range of the scene far exceeds your camera's capabilities here.

    I guess try abit more positive EC next time or bump it up in post and see how much you can bump your exposure before you get mad clipping
     
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    sounds good, thanks man.

    what about composition wise?
     
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    not exactly sure what to point out, with some of the shots it isn't easy to tell exactly where you wanted me to look

    shallow DOF is always good for this when shooting available light, see joey's football threads, it is easy to tell where he wants us to look becasue he seperates the subjects so well
     
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    all of your subjects are overexposed, use a longer lens to get right up on the players and eliminate the distracting background. There's some really questionable use of selective focus here. The out of focus areas are huge, distracting, and not very pleasing to look at. Composition-wise, I would say get down on one knee and shoot from a lower perspective, get more grass in the foreground and less sky / buildings in the background.
     

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