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#1 John W

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:12 PM

My daughter practicing her tumbling skills. I would really like to get a few of these to work but the lighting is really tough for action. I am pushing all the limits of my camera / lens and thinking I may need a faster lens. Possibly a 50mm 1.4 which is fairly reasonable. Adding light or flash is not really an option. Flash is not allowed as it can blind the athlete and cause an accident.1/500, f2.8, iso 8000. 35mm with the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS and Canon 7DII. I would appreciate any help / feedback - cc

 

The 8000 iso is the number I would most like to change. If I could bump up ss that would be a bonus.

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 12:15 AM

WOW..!!!



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 06:57 AM

Wow doesn't cover it, talk about action! Nice ones John.
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Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:04 AM

Another WOW.

Maybe take some shots of the action that leads up to her spinning through the air ?

Did she launch herself from the RHS of the frame or did the man give her a hand bunt into the somersault ?

 

Or maybe  take shots from a lower angle ?



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 10:52 AM

Thank you.
Rod - I will try a lower angle. I actually thought about it when I was looking at these. She starts standing and then launches into a series of cart wheels and tucks?, which are no hand down cartwheels, culminating in the move in this picture which is called a full. In the full, she launches facing forward, rotates 360 and lands on her feet facing the opposite direction. Sometimes they add or subtract pieces of the routine. It is fun to watch them do it. I am not sure what the rules are on video but I posted 2  - 5 second clips below.

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 07:29 AM

Good god !!!

Thats fantastic. She's fantastic !

You definitely want to get the look of calm concentration on her face just as she kicks off.

And also when shes rotating in-flight.

I don't know enough to advise you on lenses, but a fast tele or zoom to fill the frame and blur out the background maybe ?

Maybe hire something really good ?


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 07:46 AM

Thanks Rod. I will keep shooting and probably give the 50mm 1.4 a try.



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:48 AM

Can't wait to see more !

Thanks


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 06:48 PM

Whoa...just whoa!  Terrific.

 

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 07:08 AM

Very cool shots John, impressive skills by your daughter. Pulled nice shots with low lighting conditions.


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Posted 24 April 2016 - 06:34 PM

Thank you.



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:02 PM

Nice shot in low/indoor lighting. Great work!


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