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Posted By: ncinshore, 04-27-2010, 08:54 AM

Here are a few from my little brothers game last night. CC is welcomed as I have never done any sports photography before. Any and all suggestions are welcomed. Thanks

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04-27-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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Like I said before, any cc is welcome. Specifically, what do i need to do to get rid of the motion blur in the 3rd pic of the sequence?
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QuoteOriginally posted by ncinshore Quote
Like I said before, any cc is welcome. Specifically, what do i need to do to get rid of the motion blur in the 3rd pic of the sequence?
Nice pics, you did very well.

To avoid motion blur you need a higher shutter speed. My CC would be to try and use a lower aperture to blur the background more, its a little distracting.

Id suggest then instead of 1/320, F5.6, ISO200 to use 1/640, F5.6, ISO400. You might even need to go to 1/1200ish & ISO800 or ideally if your lens is capable of it; 1/1200ish, F4, ISO400 would be even better.
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As a guy with 3 kids on 4 baseball teams who has taken ALOT of kid sport pics over the past 10 years I gotta tell you that you've done quite well here!
I usually use ISO 200-400 for day games and set the camera in shutter priority mode . Keep your shutter speed up at 1/500 or better . You're going to get some motion blur even at speeds of 1/1000 if the kid swings the bat fast. Try different settings on some of the other team members then you'll be ready for your little bro. Overcast days and night games are the real challenge. Keep experimenting but know that you are allready doing well setting up your shots and anticipating the action.

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Thanks for the tips guys, I agree that the background is a little distracting. I will try those settings next game.
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Like Seacapt said, get the shutter speed up. Don't be afraid to shoot at ISO 800 and above on those cloudy days. As for backgrounds most are difficult to eliminate, you just have to find a good angle for the shot and hope the background does not distract. Also you can open the aperture up wide f2.8, f4, and this will blur the background.
Of course the challenge is to get the shot with the bat hitting the ball.

Good shooting

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