Featured My first footballmatch.

Discussion in 'Sports and Action' started by GRID, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I had a opportunity to take photos in the national league derby last weekend between AIK and DIF, I used the 300mm F4 and 40-150mm F2.8 and it was more fun than I thought it would be sine I dont really enjoy looking at it on tv :)






    DIF crowd.

    AIK crowd.

    AIK was the winners.
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  2. emotion, anticipation, timing... for not liking the sport, you've captured those very well indeed! :thumbup:
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  3. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
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  4. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
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  5. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    I never, ever watch sport events, but these pics are very good.
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  6. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 18, 2015
    These are impressive. They have everything a good sports picture needs. Were you shooting from the stands or did you get access to the sidelines some way?
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  7. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Good stuff, you did a great job of capturing a lot of the emotion in the players faces, which is what I love in sports images.

    Personally, I feel that the images lack a bit of contrast (looks like the shadows were pushed up, making image look flat), and the skin tones look a bit green (may be the way the images were edited, or could be due to the reflection of the pitch).

    The backgrounds are better than I thought they would be from a DoF perspective, offering good subject isolation, but image #5 exhibits that characteristic "busy" bokeh look with the specular highlights (I'm guessing that was shot with the 40-150). Not much can be done about that though, as that's just a characteristic of the lens.

    Hard to complain with the results though for your first time shooting a match. Also, I'm surprised to see they allowed fire/flares in the stands. A recipe for disaster IMO. Looks like a good time though!
  8. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011

    Thx, I tryed pushing the images alittle to diffrentiate them from the "normal" images, i know it´s not for everyones taste, but i like it :)
    The flares are not allowed i think, but i didnt see anyone being taken away for using them.
  9. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I got access to the sidelines, i contaced one of the teams and they must have like the other sportimages i ve been taking :)
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  10. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 18, 2015
    With what you've been posting before, that doesn't surprise me at all.
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  11. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    There some money shots in there! Could not say it better than @pondball@pondball did.
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