Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tack Sharp and Freeze Action

Two different challenges this week - both of them hurt my brain!!

Freeze Action -
That really shouldn't be too hard right? I mean I photograph a ton of sports I should be able to come up with something "in this week" . So I first thought - well I will focus on the basketball and catch it in motion.  Problem.... every time the ball came straight at me, I flinched! Yep!!

You try watching a game through a 200mm lens - you will flinch too!

Then I decided I will try to catch a pivotal point in the game - and maybe show the intent of stopping the ball - this is what I came up with:

A rejection.
I probably should have tried to get more feet in the shot - to show how high 40 is jumping,
But - well I didn't ;-(

the next challenge was Tack Sharp - 
and I'll tell you what - you practice and learn and hope to get that Bokah effect - trying to do the opposite - challenges your brain.

i went hiking one day and took a LOT of photos of nature - I tried all the Tack sharp techniques, but still - due to a little teensy tiny breeze -the trees were just a bit blurred.. ( don't worry - I will still show them to you later)

Then I decided to set something up inside to take care of the wind problem - and this is what I did.

The upper left hand corner still bothers me, so I will still practice this technique

That is my photo story for this week ;-)


Judy V from Thornton said...

Your photography is a real pleasure to see whatever the topic is. It just occurred to me it is similar to quilting. It is a continuous learning process. We are our own worst critics, right? Yet, while I cringe at each little mistake during the FMQ, the quilt looks darn good once it comes off the frame :) You rock!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Two challenging photo concepts. Best wishes for some successful photos implementing the techniques!

Kate said...

Sports photography is so hard. You just have to be at the right spot and most of the venues aren't set up to foster great shots. Still as they say, practice makes perfect. You are definitely practicing.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ummmm, tough assignment. I'd jump to. Good thing you have the perfect subject to practice on.