Very amateur cricket(!) by a photography noobie(!)(!)

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Neilio Forum Member • Posts: 51
Very amateur cricket(!) by a photography noobie(!)(!)
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Hi everyone,

A few evenings ago I went to a pub cricket match to get some photography practice (haven't done cricket before). I took hundreds of photos but whittled them down to these, my favourites. I was wondering what the community here makes of my edits?

Constructive feedback on both the before and after edit versions is welcome:)

1. Before edit

1. After edit

2. Before edit

2. After edit

3. Before edit

3. After edit

4. Before edit

4. After edit

Thanks!

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CD1 Regular Member • Posts: 325
Re: Very amateur cricket(!) by a photography noobie(!)(!)
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I like them.  I think you cropped the right amount to get us close to the action, the colors look pleasing, and your choice of shutter speed gives the ball some motion.  Well done.

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mayfair_magpie Regular Member • Posts: 142
Re: Very amateur cricket(!) by a photography noobie(!)(!)
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A good first effort, the probelm with cricket is that you need a long lens to concentrate on the action. The top image, even after croppping is a little awkward. Try cropping out the fielder and the umpire

Also, when shooting cricket, try shooting from long off (to a right hander) rather than the squarer position you have used.

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OP Neilio Forum Member • Posts: 51
Re: Very amateur cricket(!) by a photography noobie(!)(!)

Thank you both for the feedback!

Sadly I didn't read it before getting more shots last week, I have tried a higher shutter speed this time... doh! I will slow it down again in future, 1/320 seems about right.

I agree about the fielders in the first one but I was trying to keep the church in view to give the British village feel (not for any particular reason though).

I will bear in mind your comments for the next attempt.

Different angle and mostly focused on bowling last week:

1. Before

1. After

2. Before

2. After

3. Before

3. After

Maybe the crop is too severe on the 3rd one?

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