A&P My first attempt at shooting supercross...

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  1. CString

    CString New Member

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    ...or anything else really. I've had a camera for about two months and haven't done a lot because it's been shitty outside. The first thing I discovered is that a 4-5.6 lens is basically worthless for inside sports, so I'm aware that all of the pics are super-noisy. Guess I'll have to save up or rent something next time. I also haven't really done any PP except to try to straighten them and crop out the blank space it created. I'm ready for the bashing :hs: Anyways, here are a few of them...

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    Ryan Dungey
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    Ivan Tedesco
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    Take it easy on a n00b...
     
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    Is it just ISO noise, or are all the pictures OOF?
     
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    I think it's ISO noise. I haven't looked at the EXIF, but I'm sure they had to be at a really high ISO since it was so dark and I used a F4-5.6 :o
     
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    you need a waaaay faster shutter speed...
     
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    Definitely. I shot in aperture priority the whole time and kept it open as much as possible, but I still couldn't get the shutter fast enough. Do you think a 2.8 lens would have helped a lot?
     
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    I havent shot action sports but I am guessing yes. 2.8 is like quadrupling the amount of light getting into the sensor. In a situation liek that I would probably shoot in manual with the shutter as high as I needed to freeze the action and then toy with the aperture and iso until you get the right exposure
     
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    I agree with skimax. needs faster shutter. faster lens to bring down that noise. and some PP to make some colors pop.
     
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    Thanks for the input so far guys. Looks like I'll probably be renting something next time around. Kinda worried about whether what I have will even work for outdoor nationals now though.
     
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    was this an assignment?
     
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    No, it was just for fun. I've been riding since I was 3 and it's just what I'm most interested in, so I want to learn how to take decent pics of it. I have a couple friends that ride SX/Outdoor Nationals also, so I'll be going to a few events this summer until SX comes back to Indy next year.
     
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    I advise investing in a 70-200 2.8 ( IS or non IS is your choice )

    EDIT: that is if you are shooting with Canon of course..
     
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    another thing is I would try to get more frontal angles. just a thought, it seems like you have a few of the backs of them and I would like to see the front. personal opinion though
     
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    Awesome. I was about to ask about that. I know the quality of the pics isn't great, but the other thing I need to know about is actual content. I don't know if what I'm taking pictures of is even interesting. It's pretty limited when shooting SX though because unless you have press credentials you can only go around the stadium in a big oval. There's a lot more freedom at the outdoor races.

    edit: I guess I should grab up some MX mags and see what people are shooting. That could help. :dunno:
     
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    yup, look at their composition, angles, PP, even the EXIF data if its in tack. thats one nice thing about photography, you learn from others, along with your mistakes all the time .
     

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