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Bill Wood wrote:
Honestly I am not sure why he thinks that would have helped the shot(s). I don't see an appreciable motion blur. I see it exposed how it was. I had 1/3 a stop of exp comp in AV mode. When forced to I will bump the ISO but I prefer not to and I don't see the value in this situation.
His comment of "The player is passing/clearing the ball...nothing special (watch your horizon)" makes me believe he does not watch a lot of boys lacrosse at this level? That is obviously a shot, no one passes or clears like...Show more →
I have photographed lacrosse 9-years (100 + games, not including summer/fall games), of women's LAX, 4-years of high school and 5-years of UNC LAX a D1 premiere team in the nation, three NCAA semifinal games and two National Championship LAX games to include 2013.
The fundamentals of LAX photography are the same whether men or women. I gave a suggestion when in low light to use an ISO higher than 200. IMO, I may be stepping out on a limb, 10 out of 10 LAX photographers with my experience would not shoot live action at ISO 200 in low light.
My definition of quality in a shot include but are not limited to crisp images, level horizons, good backgrounds, peak action, interaction between players, faces and "POP".
There is a difference when one is printing a photo to sell and posting on an internet forum such as this. Those (parents) who buy LAX or any other sports action pictures will often buy a photo of lesser quality when there are better quality photos available. It's a fact of life.
When posting on this forum LAX threads are generally not as popular (# of views # of comments) as baseball, football or dance/cheer. With that being said, it is common for replies/critique such as mine and Frank's (long standing members) to be honest. Often some are offended by the critique. The replies were suggestions only intended to improve future endeavors.
The shot (#1) and comment you seem sensitive to is the "obvious" shooting shot I though was a clearing pass. I remember a deep defender from UNC women's LAX who on a number of occasions cleared the ball in a very similar fashion.
I hope to see more of your LAX photography in the future.