John_A_G

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Nov 10, 2004

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  • Additionally - forget the notion that you're going to take photos of everything.  You're not.  You want to make sure you're focusing on a single player and that player fills 1/2 of the vertical ...
  • Replied in Make sure...
    Make sure you find someone who is actually selling non-portrait prints off a website if such a person exists.  I honestly don't know of anyone making any serious money doing that without physical ...
  • if you're not willing to use shots at ISO > 200 you are out of luck.  There's no magical setting that will allow you to get fast enough shutter speeds in wooded areas. You have several other options: ...
  • That's very good and noble work.  As far as the portraits: I think the lighting is very good and backgrounds are nice and clean for what you're doing. There are elements from each portrait I like: ...
  • Replied in adding on
    I would also add on that the 70-200 f4 is going to be the lens - you'll need the focus performance and shutter speeds. Having said that - you're going to have to be patient.  At those ISOs you're ...
  • I don't care because I have an actual life outside of photography forums.  I could care less what models are, or are not listed in a photography forum description.  If this bothers you so much, I ...
  • Replied in just curious
    To the OP: Are you really this offended by the description of the forum name and that it doesn't include newer models? Are you as easily offended by other aspects in your personal life? Or is it ...
  • I think these are well done - I think heavy toning works well for sports like this (less well when you can see faces/skin).  Overall my preference is always for shots where you see the "face" - ...
  • Dan - I'm not a grade school teacher.  I'm not talking to children.  For the last decade I've been thanked repeatedly by many for helping them become better sports photographers by offering honest ...
  • Actually Dan, offering critique is all about judgement.  I try to help people here become better sports photographers.  Sometimes that means telling them what doesn't work about their photos. ...
  • Replied in case in point
    Dan - good for you.  We've both provided opinions.  Others can judge for themselves.
  • Replied in case in point
    Here's a link from another thread someone else just posted. Not a recognizable name in any of the photos., But they are very compelling images.  Quality sports images tell a story.  Whether a ...
  • Sure.  But I assume people on a photography forum are interested in the craft of photography.  So, I give my  C&C as if they're actually interested in the photographic merits of their shot.  Not ...
  • Yeah, you're right Dan.  Just like boring shots of celebrities hold value to National Enquirer.  That doesn't make them good portraits.  A boring shot of a famous athlete is still a boring shot. ...
  • Replied in re read his post
    I think you're misinterpreting what the poster is saying.  He's saying the shot is boring and lacks any value - the idea he's making is the image to speak to someone who doesn't recognize the ...
  • On facebook there are bonus points.  Not in photography and not on a sports photography sub-forum (or at least not to experienced sports photogs),  A bad photo of a famous person is still a bad ...
  • Since you asked for C&C, From a photography perspective, there are no bonus points for the subject being famous.  As a fan of a sport, it's always cool to see sports stars in person and get some ...
  • Very good job with the ND filter as exposure is good.  I think, however, shooting falls from above rather than somewhere below really diminishes the impact of the photo.  So, I think technically ...
  • Rebecca - you also have to understand your customer.  Shooting for print sales is very different than even shooting for media.  The shots for print sales are about highlighting an athlete.  Even ...
  • OK, I couldn't exactly keep track of what you intend to submit, so just looking at these 3 images for use in maxpreps.  My review may seem harsh, but you're wanting to submit the shots so criteria ...
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