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Geoff - Sounds like one for the "Articles" section! "A day in the life of..."
Pete (Epz)- Perhaps there could be a section labelled "I learned photography from that!" (outside of the Forum) where mistakes and errors (& happy accidents) could be described....
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Its great to see the response this subject has generated, obviously there is some interest, I would love to write an article for EPZ but unfortunatley Im afraid I dont know the any of the tech stuff, that is why I was wanting to learn. I also must own up to being on of those people who uses the sports mode on my 300d, I did try using the non auto modes but always kept mucking it up! I will now spend the rest of this afternoon holding my head in shame!;D
I will however be learning soon when I finally purchase the eos mkII as I will have to, there is no sports mode!! ;D
then I will be able to slep better at night knowing that im a real sports tog!!!;D
one problem with writing for sports, is what rocks the boat with a tennis tog or a rugby tog, is going to be far different for a water sports buff and far different for a motor sports buff
but some techniques have cross over points ie panning shots can be used for most fast sports.
in the main its knowledge of the sports , knowing where to stand or not to stand (danger) to get the best out of each sport.
good equipment helps in my opinion nothing much beats the Canon eos1d mk1 and mk2s for focus speed and frames per second, the nikon D2hs are good as well.
big lenses to get you right in the thick of it are as must for 99% of sports, though on occasion a wideange helps to open up the background and show the crowds watching.
understanding lighting is important, you need to read the light and adjust the camera accordingly, you need to change settings and experiment, something that the digital camera has freed the tog from the risk of burning too much film , or coming back with nothing !!! a real risk when using slide films
try moving to get a different posistion than the rest of the mob, it can work wonders at times
talk to the competitors ask them where the best moves are going to be , what would they like to see in pictures, often togs concentrate on what they want not realising that the sports people and editiors are looking for somehting very different.
Personally, I think the site should do more for those who decide to photograph industrial ladders built during the years of 1927 - 1982...
I mean, I have not seen any articles about this riveting subject!
Or photographing the ladder of success?
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