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01-25-2007, 06:40 PM #35Originally Posted by lurker
01-25-2007, 11:06 PM #36Originally Posted by taneepak
I will start off about the use of the tripod. I am used to tripods, tablepods, chestpods, monopods, maybe because in my old days I found it more synergy in cine and still photography. Sure they are one more piece of equipment to carry around. If you are talking about badminton halls and if you want to be more mobile, some photographers prefer not to use a tripod. That is up to the photographer. Some photographers would not be seen dead with a tripod. But you can get a small tablepod like the Leitz table stand. It has a small tripod weighing only 186g and a head weighing 156g, very solidly built, which you can convert to a chestpod. A chestpod is a small tripod where the 3 legs of the tripod are supported against your chest. It also uses the principle of using opposing forces for stability. If you are near a wall or a table it can also be used. If you are an ardent tripodless man then by all means use your legs, face, hands, fingers, and the camera strap (which must be tensioned around the shoulder) can all help.
Next, a related topic, is about pictorial unsharpness and creative blur, and the equipment and techniques that we can use. This area will be very interesting and will apply whether you are from the old school or from the new school.
Let us hear what others have to say. Later, I will give my own opinions about pictorial unsharpness and creative blur, and the techniques or choice of equipment which I have picked up many moons ago and see if they still sound foolish today. I would like to believe that nothing has changed.
01-26-2007, 01:49 AM #37Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
However, if you are stuck in one position then there is not much you can do, because using different focal length lenses alone will not change the perspective. Also, you must know that cropping makes the picture less sharp.
Artistically, the picture is great.
01-26-2007, 02:09 AM #38
i cropped it because i wanna emphasis those three parts that i mentioned in my post.
thanks for your admiration.
01-26-2007, 05:49 AM #39
here are 3 shots i took at different shutter speeds.
candra wijaya, 1/320s.
lee jae jin, 1/400s.
gao ling, 1/500s.
at 1/320s it was pretty difficult to get good shots, but i like the effect it gives. by trial and error, i found that 1/320s is a better comprimise between sharpness and showing movement than 1/500s, at least to my tastes. at 1/500s, the shuttle isn't blurry enough to give me a sense of speed.
candra's backhand pic is my favourite of all the pics i've taken because it shows his speed. you know that the camera's shutter speed is fast because his body appears stationary, but you can appreciate how fast he is moving because his racquet is even faster than i can capture. you almost can't see the racquet, but you know it must be somewhere coz he's about to hit the shuttle. also, i love this pic coz i managed to take it in single shot mode, not continuous 3fps
01-26-2007, 06:34 PM #40
for me, the successful rate of capturing a moving badminton player with 1/320 sec was around 50%. therefore, i guess the mininum safty shutter speed would probably be 1/400 sec.
01-26-2007, 09:02 PM #41Originally Posted by Mini Me
01-26-2007, 09:54 PM #42Originally Posted by lurker
Lurker, did you take this yourself? If so, how many photos did you take and how many were usable? Given that you would need to match your panning speed to exactly match your moving target I would guess there's a very low success rate!
01-27-2007, 01:06 AM #43Originally Posted by Cheung
01-27-2007, 05:26 PM #44Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
Your shot at 1/320 sec gives us an idea about the speed the top players can hit the shuttle. Maybe 1/60 sec is good speed for taking pictures of us amateurs playing .
01-27-2007, 06:22 PM #45
I'm just wondering what's Candra's last name. Btw I like your photgraphy! I personally liked the 1/320.
01-27-2007, 06:29 PM #46Originally Posted by viver
01-27-2007, 11:21 PM #47
Movement blur is caused by camera movement and subject movement. Hands that are not steady, mirror, auto-diaphgram, linkages, and other vibrations cause camera blur, which can be minimized or reduced with a tripod or a chestpod. Subject movement can be handled and tamed by selecting appropriate shuttle speed and using some sound picture taking practices. Taking pictures of players moving across your viewfinder has the greatest movement that may require a shuttle speed of 1/1000 or shorter if the image scale is frame filling. Reduce the image scale and you can reduce the shuttle speed, although some action shots that require a larger image scale may not be as satisfying. Taking a picture of the same player moving towards or away from the camera can be handled with a much lower shuttle speed. Taking it diagonally is somewhere in between. Panning is a technique of following rapid movements across the screen in the viewfinder, which effectively keeps the picture of the player at the same spot in the viewfinder as he goes across. But everything else that is not moving, relative to the player, is very 'fast' and blur and streakish, giving the picture a sense of speed.
You can also capture the 'peak of action', where the cycle of activity has a moment where the comparative motion of the player is motionless, i.e. a jump smash. This requires some anticipation, because the time difference between the brain function and the finger reflex has a measurable delay.
These greatly reduce the shuttle speed required to take such pictures; and with reduced shuttle speed the choice of a smaller aperture, giving a greater DOF, and the choice of a longer focus lens to give a more dramatic effect, are options you now have. Using a tripod, if you can handle it, or a chestpod, will make these options even easier.
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