A&P GT football VS Maryland pictures VER first time shooting football.

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    I was quite pleased. My only real "assignment" was to take pictures of two football managers there for their home town newspaper. The rest of the game I just shot whatever I wanted. I was using my Sigma 100-300 f4 with a 1.4x teleconverter on my 30D. This lens DOES still FF near the minimum focusing distance, but at the apertures I was at, and the focusing distance (or subject distance I should say) it wasn't a problem. As it got dark I needed more light so I took the converter off and shot the rest of the game at f4 or 4.5. I learned a lot about sports photographer etiquette having this been my first time. Here are some pics, all were shot in JPG fine and re-sized for web. At the end I'll post a few 100% crops of some of my favorite pictures.

    Full gallery here
    http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg243h/FootballvsMaryland/index.html



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    (we just missed a punt giving Maryland an opportunity to score / comeback one last time)



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    (Reggie looking EMO because of missed punt)



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    (the man.... in high key)



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    (Trying to make it into our endzone FTW... he didn't make it)



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    (Chan with some shit on his face)



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  2. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    100% crops...

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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    who cares about 100% crops...they really don't prove/show anything besides showing off clarity
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    I care about 100% crops because sometimes you need to make an enlargement or crop down because you couldn't get close enough....

    So do a lot of other people.
     
  5. werd 100% crops ftw
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    but what purpose do they have when sharing your photos on the web?
     
  7. show detail :bigthumb:
     
  8. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    yay!

    Nice tight framing
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    Only to show what the lens (and 1.4x converter) are capable of... especially when I had reservations about the lens' performance earlier.
     
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    sLpFhaWK www.JJiGz.com

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    Wow I must say those are some nice shots. =)
     
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    What lense and converter were youusing?

    edit....it helps if I read the OP
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Fucking YES

    100%?
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    Yeah, I can post one when I get home.
     
  14. cheerleader upskirt shots? :dunno:
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    You bet I have some... I posted some in the main forum for 2 minutes or so, but then read the sticky about how mods are all butthurt about NWS in the main forum.

    I don't really know if it's a good idea for me to be posting them though. If I'm serious about getting a career in photography, it's probably better not to be known as the guy who shoots cheerleader upskirts. There are quite a few people on OT who go to GT who could probably find out who I am if they really wanted to.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    he's the guy using the Sigma 100-300 w/ a 30D! hunt him downnnn!
     
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    We need more proof!
     
  19. wakeboarder071

    wakeboarder071 I'm classy

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    lol i was at the game on the first row of the student section right by the band, i see myself in a few of your pics, good shots btw.
     
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