Since several folks are asking how do you choose which shot to post for the assignments, I thought it would be fun to post the ones we don't choose and explain why we didn't choose it. By analyzing your own shots, you will begin to learn more about what works and what doesn't.
Here's a couple I almost used but didn't.
This one I love because I caught Ruger just hanging in the air. The reason I chose not to use it for the assignment was because his face is not focused well enough.
EXIF -- f/3.2. 1/400. ISO 200. Shot with a 70-200 lens at 165mm.
I also liked this one but didn't use it mainly because there is not enough "running" room in front of Ruger (he is too centered in the frame and he has no place to "go")
EXIF -- f/3.2 1/400 ISO 200. Shot with a 70-200 lens at 112mm.
If this was lighter & their faces could be seen better, I would have used this one of Molly & Abby playing bitey-face in the snow.
I loved the look on Jazzy's face. You can see the joy she is having racing through the snow. But it isn't sharp and the background, well there is no background.
I tried standing at the bottom of the hill and had Jazzy run towards me. I think it would have been better if I had zoomed in more on her. She looks like a brown blob heading down the hill.
Linda, I have a lot of trouble with my zoom (70-200) staying focused on objects coming directly at me. That's why most of my best action shots are taken with the dog going past me, or running away from me. Do you have trouble with the focus if they come right at you??
No not always. With this photo I was focusing in on Jake and with the original that wasn't resized he looks pretty sharp. Another question. Does resizing degrade the image quality. I use the right click resize method in Windows My Pictures. I feel the originals seem sharper, but that could be my old eyes.Originally Posted by raian
Yes, resizing will degrade an image. Most people that do a lot of editing do most of their sharpening AFTER they resize their images.
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Thanks for the tip Monnie.
Haven't posted my shot #3 yet...going to try and get more today.
I tried to take some in the yard, but like I told Monnie, our yard is not too big, and we have open fencing all around, so there is lots of "stuff" in my action shots.
One I will not be using: I like this, it shows her muscles and focus, but not enough action
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I had to crop out 1/3 of the photo to make Raleigh "appear" ... and he STILL blends in with the busy background ...
I liked the clarity of this one, but BORING non-existent background ...
I didn't use this pic because it's not sharp enough. And the background is too busy:
This is a fun pic, but not so much action. You can't see the movements:
This pic could have been a perfect pic with another shutterspeed setting. Think: more space in front of Emma and a sharp pic!
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