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  1. #1
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    Show us your Sports Photos!

    Not sure if anyone here shoots sports. Sports is my favorite subject in photography and my goal is to become a decent sport photographer, LOL! ill start this thread, i hope some of you will join.

    These photos were shot yesterday for my sons soccer game.


    Soccer Kick! by arociojr, on Flickr


    Meteors Soccer by arociojr, on Flickr


    Meteors Soccer by arociojr, on Flickr


    Meteors Soccer by arociojr, on Flickr


    Meteors Soccer by arociojr, on Flickr
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    Sony a560 w/ B50AM Vertical Grip
    Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG APO

  2. #2
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    The 300mm its giving you nice DOF. I am guessing you shot most from far down field.

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    I try and place myself 200-300ft from center of field to get full body shots. On those photos i shot at 2.8 @ iso800, most were 1/2000sec. I probably and should have stopped it down to about f/4. @ f4 i still could have been at about 1/1250sec.

    It was very cloudy yesterday, and since it was an early game there was still some fog around the field.

    I found a lightroom preset that i liked that really adjust the highlights and shadows, almost gives it that HDR look but it brings out more detail.
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    I really like the shots. I was about to ask what post processing you had done in order to achieve the HDR look; Which preset did you use?
    Also, I'm shooting a "Soccer" Cup Final in a couple of weeks for my college. It's going to be at dusk which will give me a huge task in terms of setting my exposure so that I can get a fast shutter speed whilst keeping that noise at bay. I'll probably shoot wide open as I don't have any DOF concerns. Have you any tips?

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    I am a beginner myself at sports photo, but what i do is first meter my lighting in "Aperture Priority" mode. once i figure out the settings i want with the aperture i want to use, i then switch to full manual mode and set my settings there. I would rather not allow the camera to constantly change exposures while im shooting. Also, shoot in AF-C mode, it makes it much easier to track the quick moving subject. I try not to worry too much about the noise. if i have to i will pump up the ISO to gain the faster shutter speed. I prefer to shoot at or above 1/1000sec. The images you see above were shot at ISO800, enlarged you will be able to see the noise. I prefer to get THE SHOT rather than worrying about noise quality.

    I found the lightroom preset randomly by google searching "lightroom presets". if you PM me your email, i will send you the preset.
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    That's exactly what I do when doing events photography for my college. M is by far the best way to go if you want total control over your images. Although, I'd probably start of in S mode, just as a preference.
    On my a65 I reckon I could push it to 3200; and that's really pushing it. Even though I can go up to ISO 16000.

    Thanks a lot! Expect a PM from me soon..

  7. #7
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    A few photos from Friday Night Lights, here in town.


    Murrieta - FNL by arociojr, on Flickr


    Murrieta - FNL by arociojr, on Flickr


    Murrieta - FNL by arociojr, on Flickr
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  8. #8
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    Another great series of images. I am going to an UFC fight on Saturday my friends son is fighting.I hope I can get some shots.

    Frank
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Booooooooooo.
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    One-legged posing

    Okay, I admit, this is a sports reach...

    but, I caught my dog doing one-legged handstands.

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    "Show off!"
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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