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    I have been trying to add some variety to my Basketball game night shots - I think it is interesting that sometimes the great big zoom isn't the only weapon for this job - much as wide angle are not exclusive landscape lenses.

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    I have posted it here to show you the lofty height of the platform form which I take my birds eye view shots..
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    and then finally for this weekend - someone has asked me why don't we get some of the photos of the players printed and the kids can collect them...

    they have these for footballers here - but with basketball getting 1 player on their own might be the most challenging....
    which got me thinking of Rob's 'recipe'

    so as they say on the cooking shows.... 'here's 1 I prepared earlier!

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    WOW ... as they say!

    You have really developed an expertise here. Not sure that the wide-angle works as well as it could. Maybe just slightly too wide? Interesting to experiment further with this.

    The photocard idea is great and that particular one is a beauty.
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    Wow indeed! These are really great shots - I especially like the first one with the reflections in the floor, great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    I have been trying to add some variety to my Basketball game night shots - I think it is interesting that sometimes the great big zoom isn't the only weapon for this job - much as wide angle are not exclusive landscape lenses.

    Perspective
    I have posted it here to show you the lofty height of the platform form which I take my birds eye view shots..
    Perspective

    and then finally for this weekend - someone has asked me why don't we get some of the photos of the players printed and the kids can collect them...

    they have these for footballers here - but with basketball getting 1 player on their own might be the most challenging....
    which got me thinking of Rob's 'recipe'

    so as they say on the cooking shows.... 'here's 1 I prepared earlier!

    Perspective
    Were you making the postcard for the player or was this just for fun? If it was for fun looks like you have a new career ahead of you. Nice shots.

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    Very impressive work, Kay. Do share more.

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    Re: Perspective

    2 nice shots kay

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    Re: Perspective

    Some of my old photography books (special editions about sports) talks about sports photographers using ultra wide angle lenses on their winning shots. They will position themselves as close as the game directors would allow them under the goal or near the baseline and they get pretty amazing and unique shots just like what you did with the first image, Kay. Nice work!

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    Thank you Gentlemen for your kind comments.
    I do agree with Donald about the wide one though, as Jiro said this perspective works best when you are close as can be to the action.
    I am right under the basket sitting at the feet of the cheerleaders (the odd pom pom did bop me on the head at times) but the main player is too far away at the free throw line, so I will keep trying this and get one of a jump shot from the near edge of the 3 point line.
    I try to a different perspective for each 1/4 of the game.

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    Kay, it's simply great to see you experimenting and having fun with this!

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    Nice work Kay. I do think sometimes we get in too close and forget to show our subject in their environment. Good luck with the cards - they look great.

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    Very good, Kay (the shots, not you). You are very bad, for not getting yourself in the kitchen and fiddling with recipes and baking. Still, your fiddling instead with the Canon 7D is definitely baking the right scones.

    I'd say, with my great expertise , that you are off the back burner, and we are now 'cooking with gas' (as we say up here).

    I think the wide angle is good, if you can get in close enough. It would make the actions shots very dynamic, I think. How close can you get?
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    Thankyou Katy & Peter and Rob - you know too much of K in the Kitchen can only end in tears, so safest all round if I stay out.

    My vantage point for the wide shots is shown here where I have added Black arrows, I can either tuck in beside the wee cheerleader girls where they stand or on the other side next to the kids who run out & mop the floor if a big sweaty Basketballer falls over.
    I chose the former thinking girls with pom poms was a better spot than boys with sweaty mops....until they bopped me on the head with their pom!
    As long as the referee can run unimpeded across the baseline I am fine....
    I have a meeting tomorrow about how to proceed with the cards idea, so that sounds promising - I'll let you know how I go.
    Although I do feel sorry for my poor husband, I can see a printer being possibly the next 'necessary' purchase

    and yep for those of you who know Basketball this was a 'foul!' the opponent in white is clearly impeding our man in Red
    either that or he needs a new drama teacher

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    Re: Perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post

    Although I do feel sorry for my poor husband, I can see a printer being possibly the next 'necessary' purchase
    Some very nice photos, Kay. And I am sure that printer will pay for itself in no time.

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    Ooh now that is seriously cool!! - Rob you have really started something now!
    Colin May I show this to the player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    Ooh now that is seriously cool!! - Rob you have really started something now!
    Colin May I show this to the player?
    I'm sorry Kay, copyright and all ... I'm sure you understand

    j/k Do with it as you wish - it's your photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    Ooh now that is seriously cool!! - Rob you have really started something now!
    Colin May I show this to the player?
    But a word of caution from old uncle Donald.

    This is, as you say, is fantastic stuff. But it's one of those things that would be very tempting to do to all and every image, it has such a dramatic effect. But I think you'll have to be very selective and not turn it into something that becomes very over-used and therefore 'Oh God. Another one'.

    Now run along child and remember uncle Donald's words!

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    Now run along child and remember uncle Donald's words!
    But while you're there, see if they'd like to buy a 600mm x 900mm poster edition - signed by the players - for $300 (framed, $495) Or purchase unlimited usage rights for $2000

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    Now run along child and remember uncle Donald's words!
    Oh I will oh wise one - but I must tell you I'm not that good at taking advice...
    My nice young trainer lady at the gym said "now you should do this exercise to increase your range of movement"
    My reply - I don't need to move, at my age people can come to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    Oh I will oh wise one - but I must tell you I'm not that good at taking advice...
    My nice young trainer lady at the gym said "now you should do this exercise to increase your range of movement"
    My reply - I don't need to move, at my age people can come to me
    And the other point, as illustrated by Mr S above, is that if you were to go commercial, it becomes a case of 'give the people what the people want'. And if they wants lots of movement blur etc, then give 'em lots of movement blur.

    But, of course, I was speaking from a much higher aesthetic level with art as my primary concern and not the grubby world of commercialism. ............ Mmmm! That's probably why I still do the job that I do.

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