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Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2014, 10:25:30 AM »
Thanks for the advice and compliments Northstar!  Nicely pointed out about the extra crop -  removing the extra bit of stick that added nothing to the photo certainly refocused it.

I did my second shoot last weekend and the game was a bit more willing - I lost count of the penalty minutes lol.  I decided to try some slow shutter panning during the warm up.  I got a couple of just ok shots but definitely wouldn't try it in game until I improved a lot more.   
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« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2014, 11:40:27 AM »
Roo, I like the controlled motion blur of your slow shutter speed shot and would rank it much better than "ok".
Panning with slow shutter speeds was a necessity before high ISO digital cameras, but it's easy to forget about this technique when you don't need it for proper exposure.  Definitely keep working it.  You've reminded me to do the same when I shoot figure skating.
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Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« Reply #62 on: July 25, 2014, 12:19:07 PM »
Roo, I like the controlled motion blur of your slow shutter speed shot and would rank it much better than "ok".
Panning with slow shutter speeds was a necessity before high ISO digital cameras, but it's easy to forget about this technique when you don't need it for proper exposure.  Definitely keep working it.  You've reminded me to do the same when I shoot figure skating.

I was at a minor league baseball game yesterday and they had photos of stars from today and yesterday blown up to around 24x30... and I could hardly believe what passed for action shots back in the 70's and 80's.  They were grainy and looked out of focus... not to mention the slow shutter speeds really didn't help. 

I know it isn't a fair comparison, but I'm still blown away.
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« Reply #63 on: July 25, 2014, 12:21:40 PM »
And slow exposures can be timeless.  Who doesn't think of the one national geographic shot any time you hear about a whirling dirbish...
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« Reply #63 on: July 25, 2014, 12:21:40 PM »