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Offline rksmith51

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Sports Action
« on: July 20, 2010, 04:46:17 PM »
I had always been keen to try sports action photography, when my nephew came from NZ to play rugby for a local team I went along to take some shots. That was last year now I'm thought of as the official photographer. The club were very enthusiastic and the team love looking at the flickr site where I upload them after the game, I have even sold a few  :tup:

If your keen to try it, and it does become very addictive, trying to be in the right place and getting that "flying through the air " shot. Your photographic skills will be well tested and you get to be on the side lines beside the action. I will post a few of my faves to let you see how I've done. The season starts again soon so now is the time to contact a club and ask them if they are interested, Oh! I get in for free too .

Bob


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Offline Graham

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Re: Sports Action
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 04:59:52 PM »
   Hi Bob.
               You seem to be on a similar "Career path" as myself. Learn a bit about the ins and outs of how to take a picture and then apply it to a subject that interests you generally.
               In my case it's taking pics of bands (See my gallery for details. :tup:). If you do a decent job word soon gets around and one thing leads to another.
               As I say, once you've learned how to get the scene onto the sensor if you care about, and have an understanding of your subject (As you clearly do of Rugby) then interesting, powerful pics are kind of inevitable.
                                              All the best.   Graham. :)             
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Offline jinky

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Re: Sports Action
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010, 07:49:53 AM »
Watching Bob`s stream on flickr I know how good his rugby shots are and that`s from an obsessed football nut who does not understand the ball shape i rugby. Nearly got me interested in it - but not quite ;)

I guess that`s it - getting the interest. I did soem jazz club gigs for a friend and liked doing the photography - trouble is I hate jazz! They wanted me to do it regularly - for free of course. Free admission  but shocked faces all around when I made excuses and left at half time stage even when the biggest acts came. Must go again now I have the D700 but maybe take some earplugs  :)

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Re: Sports Action
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 08:39:07 AM »
As I say, once you've learned how to get the scene onto the sensor if you care about, and have an understanding of your subject (As you clearly do of Rugby) then interesting, powerful pics are kind of inevitable.

Wow.  Awesome summary.  I love that.
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Re: Sports Action
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 01:32:08 PM »
So now we have 5 sport Togs on the site... Jim covering Cricket, Myself Football, Anglefire Motorsport, rksmith51 Rugby and Jonathan covering Swimming.... ;D
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Re: Sports Action
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010, 04:45:10 PM »
As I say, once you've learned how to get the scene onto the sensor if you care about, and have an understanding of your subject (As you clearly do of Rugby) then interesting, powerful pics are kind of inevitable.

Wow.  Awesome summary.  I love that.
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Offline irv_b

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Re: Sports Action
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010, 06:30:02 PM »
Got to agree with Jinky, Bob's flickr is fantastic and really makes you seem you're on the sidelines - great stuff matey!
 
As I say, once you've learned how to get the scene onto the sensor if you care about, and have an understanding of your subject (As you clearly do of Rugby) then interesting, powerful pics are kind of inevitable.
Graham! You better copyright that before Jonathan gets his hands all over it  ;D
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Re: Sports Action
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010, 06:52:20 PM »
So now we have 5 sport Togs on the site... Jim covering Cricket, Myself Football, Anglefire Motorsport, rksmith51 Rugby and Jonathan covering Swimming.... ;D

I believe Jonathan's is Synchronised Swimming  :tup:


 

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