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Chad Bassman wrote:
Russ - great stuff considering it's this early in the season my guess is that if you compared this Isabella dozen with one closer to the end of the season that you'd see some better stuff. It's not often that someone of your stature posts your work and listens to feedback good or bad and I keep that in mind when I'm looking at your work.
Chad: I'm hopeful you are right that my endgame will be better than my work from the second outing of the season. I have a healthy list of things I want to improve on at tonight's game, so I agree there is progress to be made.
Oddly enough #5 was probably one of my least favorite and apparently I'm in the minority which isn't anything new… it seems to me that the shooters face is a bit soft or that it's not showing enough… you won't hear this very often but maybe you were too low!!!
I can see what you are saying about this image, and I agree, but I also think there is another layer, if you will, where the focus (of the viewer, not the camera ) is on the athleticism and body positions. But your point is well taken.
#7 - love the pose and expression but I'd adjust the levels some in order to bring out more detail in his face… (is there a thread that discusses race in photography?!?) I'd think that Canon could come up with a sensor to determine exposure settings based on how tan the subject is…
Absolutely, a skin color-sensitive exposure system would be great, and I'd add my wish that WB also would adjust itself accordingly! But with this image, on my monitors I'm seeing the detail in his face you are asking for, so I'm not sure what the problem might be.
9 - do you have more of the frame towards the hoop? I'd be interested to see what's going on with the person's arm, are they sitting on the ground
Here's the full-frame shot. Not quite on the ground, but almost...
Is it me or does full frame make tons of sense in basketball but maybe less so in other sports? #3 to me certainly stands out as a shot that you almost couldn't get with a cropped sensor…
Yes and no. For near-court shooting, full frame is an advantage in my opinion because the action can get pretty tight, especially with the size of the NBA players and more or less depending on how close to the hoop you sit along the baseline. For the far court, there's a lot more play in the system and Dennis W (dmwierz here at FM) recently shared that he uses a 400 on a full-frame body for this purpose. Regarding #3, here's the full-frame version, and you can see that If I had been shooting horizontal, I could have fit them into the frame twice (though shooting vertically, which makes more sense for my purposes, might have been problematic in this case with a crop sensor).
I shoot my first basketball games of the year tomorrow and if I get shots like this I'd be pickled stink.
Good luck! And thanks again for your feedback. I appreciate the detail and the effort. I think a lot about this stuff, and I sure don't mind a little greasing of the wheels.