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Reach for it... by eyenoticed Reach for it... by eyenoticed
I need advice.

To crop, or not to crop?

How does this compare to other photos of this series (only one can make it into the paper.)

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:iconapomaniac:
apomaniac Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
I think it's anice action shot indeed!
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:iconeyenoticed:
eyenoticed Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student Photographer
thanks!!!
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:iconapomaniac:
apomaniac Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Welcome :-)
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:iconjynx67:
jynx67 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
This is amazing. The action. I love you caught them in the air, fighting for the ball. Wonderful!
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RanD0m-aRT Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student General Artist
aren`t their pants a little tight ? can they move right ? :D
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:iconeyenoticed:
eyenoticed Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student Photographer
hahaha, ya their pants are pretty tight but somehow they still can move!
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RanD0m-aRT Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student General Artist
weird and cool at the same time :D

the uniforms are pretty cool too.
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BrokenTrinket Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Photographer
I am speechless 0-0

Amazing !!
I wouldn't change a thing . ^_^
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:iconeyenoticed:
eyenoticed Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student Photographer
awww, thanks!!!
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Great shot, Abby. I would crop half of the bottom and about a third of the left side. This may make the image a bit softer...but a slight sharpening may help that. I see this was shot with a 200MM @ F2.8.. Did you get one of those babies or is the school suppling it for you?
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:iconeyenoticed:
eyenoticed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks for the advice!! I like this shot but I wish I could see both of their faces. The reason I cropped it the way I did is so that it would be using the rule of thirds. I think if we did pick this one your advice would be brilliant as it would show off the players face the most.

The photo editor of our school paper kindly borrowed me her 70-200mm lens for this. I was told our school would have tons of stuff to use but haven't found that to be so yet.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
That's commendable to remember the rule of thirds...but like most rules they were made to be broken from time to time. In this shot that rule is not helping. The action here is wonderful...peak moment..so let's bring it out. Having all that "stuff" to the left adds nothing to the drama..in fact it takes away from it. If all that were on the right hand side...maybe there would be justification for it...but since your action is heading towards the right..this crop makes one follow that action out of the picture. Whichever direction the action is headed this should be more image left over in that direction. But with sports most times the surroundings aren't as important as the play itself. Here with my suggested crop you have all the information needed...the two players, their hand grasping at the ball, the field with the goal marker. We don't need to see the soccer goal or as much foreground turf. In sports as tight a crop as possible on the ACTION is what people want to see. Check the sports sections of your daily newspapers...they are pretty much all tight crops. This is great that you are shooting the practices because plays can be anticipated easier than actual games.

That's great that you are getting to use this lens..its a sports/journalist's "money" lens. That is a must in the bag of every action photographer.
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eyenoticed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Photographer
Wow!! I have just thought and thought and thought about sports photography.

Do you like it better now or does it need to be cropped even more?

**I think I need to rethink my sports photography approach. I usually see it like anything else, where I let other stuff add (or truly take away...) to the photo instead of letting the action speak for itself. I usually try to capture everything that happens rather than use a huge lens to zoom in on chest up shots of just one person. I am not comfortable with that level yet but really want to try it.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
In MHO this is much better...a city desk sports editor may put crop marks on it for even further cropping before it was printed...depending upon impact and how much space they have for the graphic. Why? Because newspapers are in biz to sell ads...and ads dictate the room that is left for news stories and photos. This wasn't always the way of the "press" but it is today for 90% of the rags that try to pass themselves off as news.
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Gods-Glory Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Photographer
DEFINITELY a moment in time! WONDERFUL shot, Abby! I would not crop the pass reception photo. You know the jock thing.... three letter man in sports (football, soccer, track, all in one shot) PLUS I think it gives it great balance! No, don't change a thing.... :)
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:iconeyenoticed:
eyenoticed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Photographer
haha thanks!! I didn't even realize I got three sports in one photo!

Thanks so much!
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:iconbdwfh:
bdwfh Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
try some different crops and see if you like any
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:iconeyenoticed:
eyenoticed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Photographer
ok. Thanks for the advice :)
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:icontcentric-media:
tCentric-media Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Hello....busy bee.

How is it there?
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:iconeyenoticed:
eyenoticed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Photographer
hey! I do feel like a busy bee and I am buzzing everywhere but to everyone's galleries :( sorry about that.
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:icontcentric-media:
tCentric-media Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Sweetheart,

You are in a different world now. You don't owe me anything. I just want you to be happy.

It's all good.

:)
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jusuart Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent capture!
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:iconeyenoticed:
eyenoticed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks!!!
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drsucks Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
this pict its so fucking awesome great colors :P and u have a great gallery stuff keep rocking :music: check out my gallery :icondrsucks:
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:iconeyenoticed:
eyenoticed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Photographer
ah, thank you so much!!
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drsucks Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
jajaja dont worry :) :chew:
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