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    More early season basketball

    Just a few from this week. All with the D3s at ISO 5000 and 1/500 at f2.8.
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    Re: More early season basketball

    Good stuff, Larry. You and that D3s constitute a dynamic duo! My favorites are:


    #1,6 (Peak action)
    #2 (Different perspective. That ball being a couple of inches off the floor instead of lying on the floor makes all the difference)
    #4,8 (Facial expression)
    #5 (Both feet off playing surface)


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    Re: More early season basketball

    Thanks Bob. You'll notice a lot more horizonals, the sports media at MSU need them for their web site so I've started shooting a lot more in that formate.
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    Re: More early season basketball

    I'm not really a big ambient fan, but these are nice Larry. Just what I've come to expect from you.
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    Re: More early season basketball

    Larry,


    One thing for sure is that it's a lot easier following the action when shooting horizontal than it is when shooting vertical. I notice the difference right away whenever I shoot basketball horizontally. So far I have done it only when taking wide angle shots at 24 mm. and 35 mm., but I may experiment shooting horizontal at longer focal lengths as well.


    Last night I shot four BB tournament games, much of the time sitting on the floor behind the baseline. Up until now I have almost always shot standing up, but I like the perspective from floor level. I have four more games tonight to experiment further.


    There's always something new to learn when shooting sports!


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    Re: More early season basketball

    Great pics!

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    Re: More early season basketball

    Thanks Daniel, I don't have access to the universities strobes and not able to use any other light. So ambient it is. I like the naturalness of the light but backgrounds can get distracting.
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