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Anne Keothavong in action at the Nottingham Open Tennis this afternoon, never photographed sports before so please let me have any feedback on this shot please, i like it but not sure if the writing in the background is too intrusive.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A550
Lens:75-300mm F4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jun 2012 - 11:12 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Anne Keothavong
Username:Stenk Stenk
Uploaded:6 Jun 2012 - 10:14 PM
Tags:Keothavong, Nottingham, Sports / action, Tennis
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pablophotographer

Hi, it's a good start!

It looks sharp to me. My suggestion would be (although too late for that now) to had given 1/6th of the space on the right for 1/6th of the space on the left; Actually the round shape of the games emblem could be used as a replacement of the tennis ball , if her hand holding the racquet was a little bit further back...

Don't hesitate taking pictures that they are less ordinary.

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tonyb73
tonyb73  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 11:55 PM

From a sales point of view what pablphotographer says is 100% correct, if this photo is cropped after the shot and the full original picture is still available crop it so the player is further to the right and you can see the whole Egon Logo. Sponsors love this kind of action shot especially when you can see their logo and it looks as crisp as this.
With a lot of Arena sports your seat is fixed and therefore you are limited for angles. Just for practice pop along to your local rugby, cricket or football club and ask if you can take shots there, then you have the freedom to move around the pitch and find the best spots. (Invest in a monopod too).
Technically this looks spot on, correct exposure, crisp on the player with nice blurred movement in the ball and racquet and good facial expression. Keep it up.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 9:09 AM

Good details and colours here, a good result for a first go
Regards Richard

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