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stephan00

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« on: February 27, 2013, 02:37:49 PM »
Hi,

couldn't find a thread dedicated to basketball, so thought I'll open one with some examples from the game Gmunden vs. Kapfenberg a month ago. All shot with 5DIII and 70-200 2.8 II. (The full set can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/80270150@N06/sets/72157632875985126/ )

Any comments highly welcome, especially in terms of noise reduction - this is a topic where I'm just learning  :)


20130120-0327_Gmunden von stephan_n auf Flickr


20130120-0673_Gmunden von stephan_n auf Flickr


20130120-0789_Gmunden von stephan_n auf Flickr



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Re: Basketball
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 04:40:59 AM »
Superb. My personal favorite is the 2nd one - you have really captured the moment, it's emotion, the effort on the faces! Well done :)
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Re: Basketball
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 05:26:04 AM »
Thanks  :)

What do you guys think of the composition? I had to do a fair amount of cropping for each picture, but wanted to keep the surrounding players in the first pic and the referee in the background in the second pic - as well as the distance to the floor, obviously. The third one I could have kept landscape but I felt the other players in the background would have been a distraction.

I also love the second pic, got here the next frame which shows how the player has his eyes on the ball and the basket, but is has much less drama in it:


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Re: Basketball
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 05:30:27 AM »
Have to say they pull some extravegant faces  :o

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Re: Basketball
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 08:09:35 AM »
Recently I started shooting basketball at my son's team. The 135/f2 is a good lens for that (using it with my 5D II or 1D Mk III)

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Re: Basketball
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013, 09:39:31 AM »
I've considered buying a 135 but found the zoom of the 70-200 very, very useful.

Care to share some pics of yours?

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Re: Basketball
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2013, 11:15:04 AM »
Here's some I got from a 135 f/2 and 1D Mark III.  I love the combo, but I do find it a bit long for shots when they get up under the goal (but I shoot in a college arena with no room to back up).

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Re: Basketball
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2013, 11:15:04 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 08:14:57 AM »

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr


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Re: Basketball
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 09:11:51 AM »
Great thread!  This is what I shoot very often with my girls in basketball.  I've got a freshman and 5th grader.  My oldest had been playing in travel leagues for a couple of years and my youngest just started.  Will be very happy to view this thread often for some ideas.

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Re: Basketball
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 11:52:48 PM »
I'll add a little contrast to the thread with my shot.  My 10 year old daughter in her first year of travel basketball after getting called for her first foul.  She looked to me with the look of "I didn't do it, Dad!"


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Re: Basketball
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2013, 07:56:26 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2014, 09:38:40 PM »
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Re: Basketball
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2014, 12:15:49 AM »
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Re: Basketball
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2014, 11:00:05 AM »
TexPhoto, I'd love read about he details of your shots -- lens choice, ISO and body, shutter speed for for the controlled blur.  I'm also curious about the overhead setup.
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Re: Basketball
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2014, 11:00:05 AM »