[European Championships] My best gallery so far ?

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  1. coops241180

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    yes - i think the picture is at the point of striking the shuttle... do you think the camera angle affects the appearance of the height of the racquet head and his hand? since the racquet looks too flat...
     
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    I could affect it a bit, just enough for giving us doubts on service faults :) Anyway I can tell you that the service judges were merciless, ask Rikke Olsen who had many many faults on her serve in the mixed double and ladies' double finals.
     
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    Hi Shabok

    You are really talented with the camera! Beautiful and sharp shots despite the action and movement of the players and the speed of the shuttle.

    As I'm a beginner in photography, could you elaborate more on your work so that we can learn from you? Wonder what equipment you used to capture your photos. Is your camera a digital one or a SLR or combination and what about your lenses and filters? Do you use a tripod and what sort of settings do you normally use, since the lighting may not be adequate in the hall and maybe you need high speeds?

    Thanks again for the fantastic pictures. :)
     
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    I think emotional photographs are excellent! It's as if we can see up close how they really feel after a point/match (if we weren't there during that time, we certainly can imagine it!)
     
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    Perhaps this link can help;)...

    http://www.badmintonforum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14205&page=3&pp=20&highlight=shabok

     
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    Thank you Loh for your kind comments :)

    I'm using a digital SLR (Canon EOS 10D). When shooting indoor sports you need fast lenses (by fast I mean lenses that have a large maximum aperture), so that you can get fast shutter speeds even in those not so well lit gyms or arenas. At the european champs I used the following lenses : 24/1.4, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 28-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8 and a rented 300/2.8 (it's a US$4000 lens), but you can get nice results when using a cheap 50mm lens (like a 50/1.8), that's how I began one and a half year ago. You don't need filters when shooting indoor sports, but I use high quality UV ones for protecting the front element of my most expensive lenses.

    Now regarding the shooting technique, I gave some tips a few weeks ago, just follow the link pointed out by cappy75 :)
     
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    50/1.8 what a great lens for the price, gotta be the best value lens for its clarity in the market.

    Here's a question though, do you ever use IS lenses?
     
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    It's funny as I had looked at that pic and drew a horizontal line across and it shows that the head is clearly not below and then I looked at the pic again and realized the angle of the shot might not be true straight on. It is definitely at least border-line illegal serve.

    It's a great shot as it is just before impact on shuttle (fingers apart - letting go of shuttle) but racquet has not gone past the fingers yet.


    BTW, I've changed the link to point to the right picture after Shabok added the extra pics.

    Shabok, the newly added pictures are great as they brought a bit of the atmosphere and feeling of the games. It's great to see PGade on the winner's podium again.
     
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    Yes I agree 100% :D The 50/1.8 is sharp, cheap and gathers more than twice as much light as the most expensive zoom lens.

    I don't have IS lenses, but as far as I know image stabilization isn't very useful when shooting sports, because it doesn't stop the player's movement, it only reduces handshake blur. And I think that when active the IS mechanism hinders an easy following of an erratically-moving subject like a badminton player (in other words it is better for static subjects, or subjects moving horizontally like racing cars) ;)
     
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    Unfortunately, whenever I add new pictures to the gallery between existing pics, it shifts the link of the following ones. I'll correct this "issue" very soon :)


    OK thanks for the comment. Next time I'll try to catch more of those non-action moments, as well as the spectators' reactions, etc. ;)
     
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    Many thanks Shabok for your instructions which you posted on Mar 18. And thanks too to Cappy75 for refering me to your link.

    BTW cappy75, I thanks for the link on "Injuries" which you provided the other day and now know better why I had the pain behind my left knee. I forego my game last evening and hope that the rest will be sufficient for me to play this Sunday.
     
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    Hey Loh,

    You're welcome! Hope the pain is nothing much.

     

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