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    Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 7:08am
It is that time of the year again :-)
Here some of my fav from the Weekend:

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 7:31am
we also had a women's 7s tournament this Weekend:

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Simon 90 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2015 at 8:04pm
Hello Johann, really nice series of shots there! but I can see some room for improvement if you would be interested in taking your photos to the next level, its all simple stuff but it makes a massive difference :)

1. shoot from low down either sitting down on a seat or with your bum on the ground this will give you a lower down look and making the players look even bigger, It will also show less of the grass in the frame and give you the look of a smaller depth of field - going 1 meter lower down might not sound like it will change much but it does trust me.

2. Use a large aperture so if your lens is able to shoot at f/2.8 use that as you want to isolate the players from the background as sometimes those can be quite distracting.

3. Ideal focal lengths are from 70mm to 400mm you will see most of the pro shooter using 2 lenses as a game that being a 70-200 2.8 and a 400 2.8 (this isn't so important for you)

4. Use a high shutter speed so anything over 1/1000th is ideal as you want to freeze any motion like a foot, arm or hand for example, don't be afraid to bump up the ISO to get to that shutter speed :)

5. Allow the players to have room to move within a frame like number 4 is a good example of that, as she is running off to the right it would be better to have the empty space in front of her instead of behind here as that is dead space.

I hope you don't mind me saying this but I just think it will help you next time you are out there and the players will notice a massive difference
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2015 at 8:51am
Hi Simon - appreciate the advise.

1. I am already on my knees but will try to get lower, maybe lie on my stomach next time.

2 & 3. I have the 100-400mm l lense f4.5 to 5.6 max.

4. I have the 7D so ISO above 800 starts to get bad. I have borrowed the 1D Mark III from work and here the ISO is ok up to 1000 but not higher than that. Depending on the light I have been using 750th to 1000th of a sec.

5. Agree - I have to stop being afraid of cropping especially cropping to other perspectives and not try and stick to the 3:2 or 4:3 formats.

Here some shots of the last game I did - here I had 2 cameras, 1 with a 14mm Lens set up in the Corner waiting for a try in that Corner - I got 2 :-)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rugbyclubinnsbruck/sets/72157652189490621/
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2015 at 1:22pm
Had another game this Weekend - this time we lost so the game was mostly running away from my Position but still managed to get a few decent shots - here one of my favorites.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote davenn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2015 at 9:27am
didn't know you guys played rugby ... cool :)

great pix as well

Dave
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2015 at 11:31am
Thanks Dave - here another set taken over the Weekend:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rugbyclubinnsbruck/sets/72157652584584168

One of my favs from the set:

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Edited by JT - 20 May 2015 at 11:33am
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HTop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2015 at 10:57am
Bit of a kit clash in that last game, JT!

Honestly though, some great shots IMO. Always think rugby is one of the better sports for great stills. Keep em coming :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Nov 2015 at 12:13pm
Thanks HTop,

Game coming up on saturday... Every Saturday (this time of year)
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