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WAFL footy pics

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by WestCoast, May 13, 2005.

  1. WestCoast

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    The first one's excellent. Everyone's in the frame completely, all focused intently on the ball, and ready to pounce.

    I didnt find any of the others particularly special, but I do know how hard it can be to get a good photo as I occasionally do a bit for the Midland Rugby Club (WA) when I've got some spare time around work, study and the car.
     
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    All are decent shots... you're not really going to get 'special' photos from a football match Jonchilds, except maybe in the unlikely event that someone takes a hang, but that's about it.

    Nice work... what lens was used?
     
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    You can get 'special' photos from any ball game, its just a matter of getting the right framing and composition. Its incredibly difficult though.

    The keeper rate at events like the US Superbowl is something like 1 in 1000+, so thats a good example of how hard the special shots are to get.
     
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    Thanks reverb! Yeah, a lot of the shots I took that day were a bit "ordinary" in terms of action content since it was a fairly normal game of footy. What we need is more fights, collisions and mass rumbles! :D

    Most shots were taken with my 70-200f4. Also experimented with my older 75-300 which also worked quite well, but it wasn't as contrasty as the 70-200 in quite a few cases. The extra 100mm I got was invaluable though. I think a 100-400 zoom would be great for footy, but you'd probably want a 500 or even 600 to get good close-up action from the other end.

    There were quite a few photographers there with some serious lenses - wonder if they saw me drooling... :)
     
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    It's also a bit of luck I think - being in the right spot (i.e. at the right end of the field) when something interesting is going on!

    Will keep trying! :)
     
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    And really interesting workflow

    Great shots.

    Dna
     
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    who won by the way?
     
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    HAH! Third from the left in the top picture is my lab partner at uni...
     
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    Sweet! Giant-sized prints (perfect for a lab, for example) are available at very reasonable prices!!! :leet:
     
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    Any chance I can get the full sized digital images assuming you still have them?
     
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    Excellent stuff.
     

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