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Youth Rugby

Discussion in 'Sports & Action Photography Forum' started by Ogofmole, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Ogofmole

    Ogofmole Always on Moderator

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    This afternoon I popped down to our local Rugby Club where there was a youth game on. Weather was very overcast with light rain in the air, so it was time to turn the ISO up.

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  2. Roger S

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    This is a great set, and that second and last ones are wall hanger quality. The main character with the ball is looking for a new play while the remainder of the players are still locked in on the existing play. I love them.
     
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  3. Dusty

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    Couple of general points. First, you are shooting standing up, which robs the action of some of the impact. Try shooting kneeling or with one knee on the ground and see the difference...

    Second. Check your horizons are level. 2 and 5 have a definite slant.

    And more of a personal preference for me, try not to include random body parts on the edge of the image. 2 has the ref’s arm appearing strangely. Try cropping to include him or exclude all of him. 3 and 5 are well framed.

    On the positive, you’ve nailed the focus and there are some good expressions showing.

    Hope that helps?
     
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    Good set. Rugby offers so many more opportunities for interesting shots than football!

    I agree with the points Dusty made above. One more that I'd suggest is that you forget about standard image size ratios. I generally crop my football photos to remove all irrelevance to the action being portrayed. It adds to the visual impact I find.
     
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    Thank You for all your comments and suggestions.
     
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    I'd go along with this too and would suggest much tighter cropping with most of them. Obviously you want the scene portrayed sometimes and the first is a good example of this where the spectators do add to the action and general atmosphere.

    As said above though, good focusing. Fantastic timing with all of them, especially the first.
     
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