A&P Some NCAA Basketball (8 pics)

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  1. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Well you seemed to like football so how bout basketball? Im not as happy with these, but it was my first time doing basketball and I learned a lot either way.

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  2. tenplanescrashing

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    these are awesome...how many strobes are being fired?
     
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    You seem to like a lot of contrast in your images.

    I'm strobing my first BB game tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. I'm not excited about the idea of 1 pic every 2 seconds.
     
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    kristin my dog > *

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    Do you have front row seats often or did you walk up there or did you have a press pass or...?


    Edit: Nevermind. Just noticed in the other thread that you said you had a press pass :cool:
     
  5. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Correct and correct. I do like contrast.

    I put less into them for the published versions, but on the web I like to have more. These are about as contrasty as I get though. Maybe a little over the top
     
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    :rofl: at the priest
     
  7. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Haha not everyone notices him but it is pretty funny.
     
  8. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    man, your court is lighted well. i shoot horizon league stuff and its near impossiblity without strobes.
     
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    awesome dude, fucking :cool;
     
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    Left Lakers Fan For Life!

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    Looks like anything I'd see on Yahoo! Sports... that's a good thing. :bigthumb:
     
  11. Bloody Sunday

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    i definitely noticed him
     
  12. Kabluey

    Kabluey Snowboard, DSLR, Broly - Punchin' holes in souls

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    what lens did you use with those?


    I'm going tomorrow to a basketball game but I have only a tamron 28-75mm that would be half way useful.
     
  13. adamlewis88

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    EXIF info is intact but it was a 70-200 f/2.8

    You could use a 28-75 f/2.8 on the close side of the court with no problems at all. Most of the ones where theyre close are at 70mm anyways (1,3,4,7,8)
     
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    Kabluey Snowboard, DSLR, Broly - Punchin' holes in souls

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    yeah, I see the focal length was at 190mm but I didn't know if you had the F/4 or the 2.8 (I figured with the 1DMKIII you used to take the picture you could afford the 70-200 F/2.8 L IS but just wanted to make sure). I have the 70-200mm but I think it might be useless tomorrow. I guess we will see!

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    btw, awesome pictures.
     
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    Kabluey Snowboard, DSLR, Broly - Punchin' holes in souls

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    oh but then again it was at F/3.2

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    You can't really get super tack sharp images without strobes, it's worth it. Anyway, it trains you to get way better anticipation, because everything depends on it. Then when you're shooting without strobes it will be so much easier :p
     
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    nice shots
     
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    Actually I disagree. I shoot BBall with the 85 1.2 and 135 f2 at iso ~ 640 shutter speed of around 1/1000.

    With strobes I'm limited to the synch speed of 1/200th (with the system they have, I can only synch to 1/200th, if using 4 pocket wizards, I could synch at 1/250th).

    More blur in my strobed shots than without strobes.
     
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    :hsugh:

    They look sharp to me...
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    honestly, i don't feel like there's anything special to these frames...

    the timing, framing and composition make it feel like what could have been a still pull out of a video

    anyways, i tend to prefer imagery that engages the viewer and compels them to look
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Honestly, thanks for the opinion. How do you suggest I improve? Do you perhaps have some shots of your own I could reference?
     
  22. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    i'm a nobody.


    seeing as this was NCAA, i'm guessing you are shooting for your college paper.

    one of the things i really didn't like seeing in college paper work was photographers trying to create photographs that they believed were "newspaperish..."

    the main value of having the photographs there in a paper is do grab a viewer's attention, compel them to read the caption and read the paper -- you show someone a thousand words with your picture -- make sure it shows well

    and you still have to stay within the bounds of journalism ethics

    yadda yadda



    i would try to look for interesting images that are not run-of-the-mill -- photos that don't look like all the other newspaper basketball, football, baseball, etc photos. and when you do shoot those frames that look familiar, your execution has to be perfect. remote cameras on a basketball backboard are a great example of this where the perspective is totally mundane now, and only a select few have the perfect combination of the right moment and the right view






    here are a few crappy photos:

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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    not every shot you take will make it into your portfolio, but you should apply the same standard to every frame
     
  24. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Honestly, those pictures are alright but they definitely dont do anything for me.

    Im a sports photographer and if I submitted those pictures to my sports editor (or any sports editor...) Id get laughed at. Wheres the ball? Where are the faces? Wheres the emotion?

    Just not my (nor any editor I know of..) cup of tea.

    In all sincerity though, thank you for the input and the time to reply and post examples of what you like.
     
  25. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    :rofl:

    that's what i mean, when i say "newspaperish."

    those are the run-of-the-mill photos

    most editors will by-default expect that you can get those shots. what makes you different beyond that ?
     

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