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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Tennis shot


I'm really intrigued by this image from Wimbledon during the London Olympics and would love to know how it was taken

http://denverpost.slideshowpro.com/albums/001/496/album-345575/cache/oly15.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50.sJPG?1344480476

Here's the original forum post and link to the all the shots taken
Predominantly 1Dx photos from O-2012



Aug 09, 2012 at 08:51 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Tennis shot


Really not complicated. You find a situation where the subject is lit with hard, low light, but where the background is shade. Usually something like six or seven stop difference between the light and shade, and then push it a bit further with levels. In this tennis shot the light looks perpendicular to the lens axis, and my guess is that there is something casing big shadows off to the right of the photographer. You can see the light falling off radically as you go down the player's body and towards the ground. I think the art history technical term is chiaroscuro, which means light-dark.


Aug 09, 2012 at 09:23 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Tennis shot


Many thanks


Aug 09, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Tennis shot


I agree w coco. High contrast late light, high SS, subject separation in PP then levels

Great treatment, gotta go thru my tennis stuff to see if something will work

thanks for posting

rags



Aug 09, 2012 at 06:22 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Tennis shot


I had one similar at the 1978 Davis Cup in Rancho Mirage Ca. Wish I could find it but it's in a dusty file somewhere. Miss my old Canon F1 outfit.


Aug 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Tennis shot


the first shot in the below thread was done similarly by choosing dark background and waiting when player enters sunshine spot.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1133064



Aug 10, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Tennis shot


Those are very good Karver. That lighting affect really does add something special to the shot.


Aug 10, 2012 at 07:45 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Tennis shot


Light is everything.


Aug 11, 2012 at 02:49 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Tennis shot


If you like this shot, check out the In Focus gallery from Alan Taylor:

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/01/the-2012-australian-open/100232/

Denis
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Aug 13, 2012 at 06:45 AM





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