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A good badminton photo

Discussion in 'Badminton Photography' started by kwun, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Cheung

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    Mainly using primes: 50/1.4 or 35/1.4. Not very satisfactory.
     
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    Demolidor, I think the poor quality is due to lack of light. Needed to open up the aperture to 1.8 so the quality will be so so. Depth of field will be very small so OOF shot is more likely.

    We don't know how far away the photographer was. I would guess quite far away and the image has had to be cropped quite a lot again affecting quality.
     
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    demolidor, can you stop posting those nationalbadmintonchamp.co.uk photos? they are so bad they hurt my eyes!! ;)
     
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    It would be interesting to compare the D70 pics to those.

    But really, this thread is more concerned about what goes into the picture rather than the equipment.
     
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    Kwun, you are so straight forward! But..............I agree with you!:D
     
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    Going over the photos from Day 1 of AE, is it just me that I find some of the shots should have been properly rotated to level with the net? Specifically the ones that were taken straight on through the net.

    Joseph
     
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    Should be the same person, you can also check the English Nationals albums on the same picasa page, "Feb.5"

    Predominantly squash albums from all the major tournaments though ...
     
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    Some good photos there.
     
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    Any favorites? Did see good shots yes but also still a few that qualitywise look like a cellphone pic. Has to be because of too much compression ... The Finals album is 250+ (1024x...) photos and only 39MB in size, although filesize doesn't seem to be that bad upon individual inspection.

    Well I guess the AE picture thread would be a good place to post your favorites [​IMG]

    As for being one and the same photographer I guess that could be questioned. Seems like a monumental task for one person to cover that many squash events all around the world ...
     

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    taken by a friend of mine. i think this is an excellent photo.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's just vice-versa with my avatar pic:D
     
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    Not too many of us have the opportunity to take courtside photos in an international tournament, but still can enjoy taking badminton action shots. So, to me, photos like these are considered good. A photo of a player in an awkward position, or with a funny facial expression, can give a lot of laughters and fun memories among friends!

    Joseph
     
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    Looks like taken with a 5Dmark2
     
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    newbie here.. just got my new canon dslr, and tried it on the court for the first time last night :)
    [​IMG]
     
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    that's a good start. good timing and settings.

    what's missing?

    why is he jumping? what is he hitting? where is he hitting it? where is he?

    those needs to be answered by the photo.
     
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    ahh-i see.. can you post a good badminton that could answer those quetions you've posted so i would have an idea on the angle and elements needed for a good badminton photo? thank you master kwun!
     
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    see if you can find the answer in this photo:

    [​IMG]
     

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