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Going down

By nourish01
This is another throw, but i got some faces in this time Smile
As you can see i have not got a photo shop this time and there are still bags laying about.
I will be looking at not trying to take pics with out so much clutter in the background.
I would be happy with any comments and advice anyone has.
Thanks again for taking the time to take a peek

Tags: Sports and action

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User_Removed 7 34 4 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2011 12:11PM
Very good shot. Shame about the OOF though.

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HuntedDragon 9 118 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2011 1:18PM
them mats are better than the old 1 inch foam with a canvas on top.
miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2011 2:57PM
Image lacks sharpness and focus. May be down to a combination of handshake and being out of focus, as well as a shutter speed that is too slow to capture the action. Exposure seems slightly off too. Have uploaded a B&W mind with increased contrast, tonality and sharpness to better emphasise the combat. Also cloned out the white spot distractions on the wall.
19 Feb 2011 4:16PM
Thank you for the comments. I know I am rushing some of the shots and not setting myself up right.
Like the mod and thank you for spending the time to do that for me, it definitely give s me food for thought.
Thanks again
20 Feb 2011 3:52PM
Hello ppl

I should have asked before, but what is OOF ??

Thanks for the help

Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 7:06PM
oof means Out of focus.

Iso 1600 and the app were about all you could do to maximise the available light.

But even then , the noise is intrusive and 1/160 was neither slow enough for abstract or fast enough for sharpness.

Before the action starts , do a few test shots , check the w.b works and that you are going to have the the right expo and background. Change position or chuck a few of the background distractions away before hand.

20 Feb 2011 7:33PM
Thanks for all your help, i will work on these few things for my next lot.
HuntedDragon 9 118 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2011 7:43PM
switching to a smaller jpeg on camera somwtimes helps...(or smaller raw if you have that option).
paulbroad 10 123 1198 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2011 4:39PM
In the lighting and setting you are a hiding to nothing. You need a clean clear background and plenty of light. A sports arena would have that, a practice room does not. Try a low viewpoint and flash if you are stuck with this location, but, in summer, (or better weather,) try some shots outdoors.

21 Feb 2011 7:09PM
thanks for the help, i will have a look at the settings,
Bring on the summer and more light Smile
Thanks again

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