A&P GT Volleyball Pictures

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  1. xenon supra

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    My first attempt at shooting volleyball. It was much harder than I expected to capture the action. I do think it will be much easier the next time around.

    All taken with D300 and either 80-200 f/2.8 or 50 f/1.8

    ISO ranged from 1600-2500 I think.

    Let me know what you think.

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    Derrict already got it :hs:
     
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    I shot volley ball once, catching the action is hard as shit :o
     
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    Y hello there. I haven't put my shots up yet, although I did burn a DVD before I left last night. I've been busy shooting golf this morning... in fact I'm posting while my shots are processing.

    I've deff gotten a lot better at shooting Vball since when I first started. Near the beginning of the year last year I'd leave a game with about 75 ~ 125 shots. Last night I got ~250 all of which would be of interest to my client.
     
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    Yeah it was definitely tough. I may go shoot the game tonight too, I'm not sure yet. I got about 50-60 keepers, and these are like 10 of those that I liked best. Hopefully I have a higher success rate at the football game I shoot in a few weeks :rofl:
     
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    I want to try to shoot some volleyball sometime. Dunno where I could find a place though.

    :cool: shots
     
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    I now realize all the hot girls from my school are on the vball team :naughty:
     
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    I dated this chick that was on a volleyball team. She was 6'4. Same height as me. God damn she was fun :naughty:
     
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    I dont like any of them, sorry.

    They are either boring, not focused, or the background destroys them.

    and they are all pretty noisy.
     
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    Waiting for corncob's pictures...

    They also dont really do it for me. Very loose with very busy backgrounds. #1 looks like its misfocused. Others have the timing a little off (#7). 10 is golden though.
     
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    Yeah, i had a hard time, but whatever, I'll do better next time. For my first attempt I'm not all that disappointed, but I know I can do better.

    I'm shooting at f/1.8-f/2.8 so I'm not really sure how to make the subject stand out any better :dunno:

    Also, what focus mode should I use? Pick a point and try to put my subject on it?

    I'm sure his will be 1000x better.

    #1 is definitely OOF, but I thought it was a decent shot otherwise so I kept it anyways. Any pointers?
     
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    Well Ive never shot indoor volleyball so I cant say anything too specific. I can say that you want images to be as clean as possible. Try to keep distracting backgrounds to a minimum. This can be accomplished by changing your shooting angle or changing your distance to your subject.
    I dont like shots through the net and you normally dont see too many of them AFAIK. Try to get people above or below the net. A lot of action happens in those two areas so there shouldnt really be a reason to shoot through the net.

    Also, Im guilty of doing it myself, but if youve missed the moment, youve missed the moment. Sometimes it may be appealing to you, but it doesnt make a good picture.

    Focus modes are servo and center point IMO. Ive tried others and I get the best results out of doing that.

    Dont mind if the first time is bad. Indoor sports are the hardest to shoot. Expecially indoor volleyball with crappy lighting. Just learn from it and apply it next time you go out.

    PS. If its blurry/OOF, junk it. The only blurry/OOF picture Ive seen that was OK despit being blurry/OOF was the one of Benazir Bhutto being assassinated.
     
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    That helps, thanks :)

    As far as servo focus mode, I don't know what that means. Maybe its a canon term? Or maybe I'm just dumb...

    I have 3 modes on my camera.

    1- camera picks the focus points (i just press the shutter and it picks where to focus, sometimes it gets what you want and other times it doesn't)
    2- i pick one focus point and move it around my viewfinder and then try to put it on my subjects face (what i used)
    3- single center focus point (like the above except I cant move it and it stays in the center), i never use this mode
     
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    Ah right. Use continuous mode then. I think the D300 has a little switch next to the lens mount that is M, A, or C?

    Dont let the camera pick. In continuous mode, if you all all points enabled, it should START with the center point and then track whatever you want across all the other available points.

    The center point is the most accurate focus point. I, and most everyone else I know, use that exclusively. I dont move it around. Different things may work for you though.
     
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    well i'm definitely in continuous mode, but the other 3 modes (mentioned above) have nothing to do with manual, single, or continuous.

    center point? really? hmmm.
     

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