What are your top tips for catching the action
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05-10-09, 07:18 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Depends a lot on the medium you are shooting for. I agree that Bob's shot need to be a lot closer to the action, but there is nothing wrong with shooting a little wider to start with until you get the hang of it.
You are better to have the shot in the first plce and have it a little smaller than having no shot at all because you have missed it. I've seen pros using a D1h (2.74MP) for football and cropping heavily and still using it for a half page in a newspaper. Newspaper is the least DPI because of the texture of the paper and therefor you can get away with 150dpi and jpeg level 5 or 6 and you would never notice the difference.
If you are shooting for yourself and want to blow it up to a3 size then you can still get away with cropping it to half size on a D300.
I agree with ben in saying that it needs to be a lot closer, but there is nothing wrong with leaving yourself options, especially if it's for sale!
I agree, sure you want the 'safe' action shot in the bag, but the practice of cropping in won't force you to get better. Forget about print sizes etc, shooting tight will kill the background and that always helps give more impact to a sports action shot.
Of course each pic should be judged on its merits so there is always a place for wider action. Every rule has an opposite that works just as well!!!
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