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wickidwombat:
dont be afraid to crop to add emphasis too
I think a simple crop like this makes the airborne dude stand out a bit more

samueljay:
Ooo nice! I like what you did there wicked! :) Thanks for the tips!

4thchicken:

--- Quote from: dilbert on July 03, 2012, 02:23:29 AM ---
So work out what the white balance should be and set it manually next time. You should be able to do this for each ground without any trouble as they don't change the type of lights that are used.

Also, take along a 300 or preferably 400mm zoom to really get in close with the players.

200mm is just not enough.

--- End quote ---

There is a 200mm focal length limit to AFL matches - though you could easily get around that if you add in a TC or body with crop factor etc

Vossie:
Nice shots, but I also dislike the vignetting. Withhout it, they would be better!


--- Quote from: 4thchicken on July 03, 2012, 03:24:57 AM ---There is a 200mm focal length limit to AFL matches - though you could easily get around that if you add in a TC or body with crop factor etc

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  :o what do you mean? You are not allowed to bring longer lenses? Hard to believe....

P_R:
Hi,
Great to see AFL here! My 2c:

First image is missing the ball - maybe it wasn't a mark (for the non-AFL watches, a "mark" is when a player catches the ball) - I kept looking for the ball in the shot.  Uf possible try to include it.

I like the second shot - some biffo is part of the game and this captures it well.

Third one is not needed as you already have a fight.  As a shot I like it too, but would have it or the second one, not both.

Fourth one is well captured, and is my favourite.  But it isn't level (something I always have problems with) and the vignetting is too strong on the botton left.  You could also crop the left quarter (or so) so as to put the player more towards the 1/3 mark.  But I love the shot - has the player(s), ball and expressions.

Last one, also lacks the ball.  A non-AFL watcher may wonder why the players are wrestling.  With the ball in view it might be clearer.

Thank you for posting those and please post more.  I'd put in a request for the Dockers but that might get me kicked out of this thread  :'(

(and yes, there is a restriction on what you can bring into a game, but 200+TC+crop can give you plenty of reach, especially if the game is during daytime).
 

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