View Full Version : Few swim team pictures
06-24-2009, 07:04 PM
Ok Forget about the camera remorse! I am now in love! We had a meet tonight, over cast, cloudy. at times light rain and of course the meet started at 6:15.....
But I am really pleased with these pictures!
I need to get better with my timing and centering. I am so use to my old camera this is a new thing! I hope Sat the sun is shinning and I can play some more!
06-24-2009, 07:11 PM
:cool: Great job!
Practice makes perfect! ;) :D
06-24-2009, 07:17 PM
I like the 1st one the best. Good capture of the water action :)
06-25-2009, 12:26 AM
Ditto on that^^^^^
06-25-2009, 07:53 AM
I just took a look at the EXIFs. I see that you used the "Sports" mode. Not bad at all :cool: I'm usually at M or Av. I've never even tried any of the other auto modes. I got try 'em sometime. Seems like a waste :p
Do you have any photo editing software? You can always "improve" some shots in post processing :)
06-25-2009, 09:15 AM
I have photo shop elements. I haven't played with that much either. Mainly used it for the simple stuff, crop, remove red eye, pimples etc....
06-25-2009, 11:20 AM
Good work, you can see the improvement over previous posts. I really like #1 as well. What version of elements are you using?
06-25-2009, 01:55 PM
The reason I'm asking about software is because, based on the EXIF data, you can probably shoot it in Manual mode now using 1/2000s f/5.6 @1600iso as a starting point. Adjust as needed. You'll get more consistent shots and adjust with software during PP. This way you're training yourself to be a light meter, instead of letting the camera think for you. That's only if you really want to learn. :)
06-25-2009, 07:02 PM
Thanks! I am will to take any info and input. Right now I am just trying to get use to the camera, use to the manual zoom.And even use to the zoom I have with this lens. I want to start branching out to manual modes. This is all new territory for me! Taking my brain back about 25 years! LOL! That was when I used my 35 MM all the time!
The pictures I really want to learn how to take are for springboard diving. I have been playing with those shots. Not have as much success but improving slowly.
06-25-2009, 09:18 PM
Just a suggestion, but try shooting in raw. Large files I know, but you could widen your framing quite a bit and still be able to crop a tight shot if you wanted to. You didn't specify what was giving you trouble on the springboard dive.
Raw files are awesome on the DPP software. It is easy to use and Canon has a tutorial on their site if you feel lost.
06-27-2009, 11:05 AM
Today I was at my kids swim meet. Shot almost 400 pictures. Had so much fun....
If I would shoot in RAW I would then have to do post processing? Can I mix and match? Say shoot raw for my kids and then play with it at home and the rest just be jpeg?
The issues I am having with springboard diving is more me getting use to the new camera, the faster speed it reacts and the zoom on the lens. All stuff I hope I will get use to with time.
Today I had much better results and was able to take the camera off of sports mode and still get the action I wanted without shoot 10 shots in a row. Used both sports and I think its TV mode.
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