Very amateur cricket(!) by a photography noobie(!)(!)
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:)
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.
Stand back people...I have no idea what I'm doing...
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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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:
Maybe the crop is too severe on the 3rd one?
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