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04-07-2010, 09:02 PM
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I made a picture

Thought you guys might like this picture.


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That's sick.

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The Cam Neely drill .... me likey.

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I think competitive eater Kobayashi does the same thing with hamburgers.

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I think competitive eater Kobayashi does the same thing with hamburgers.
haha replace the hockey stick with a pitchfork

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YOU SUCK AT STRAIGHT LINES




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It would be better if the pucks were in a straight line.

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Hockey is a raw, chaotic, imperfect sport. You should make the pucks even more mis-aligned.

edit: But it's a really, REALLY, sweet pic. Great job!


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They're too close together actually. I think soze anyhew.

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Cool picture. I should do this some time so I can take a slap shot that's harder than your typical pass.

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It would be better if the pucks were in a straight line.
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This.
I knew it would be a matter of time before someone said it

I took a few shots before this one, but adjusted the exposure, white balance and perspective a bit, then took this one (which turned out being the nicest one.

My friend took a slapshot, hit the boards, bounced back and made my pucks all crooked!!

The pucks are pretty close, I just wanted to cram as many as I could into one picture

These pucks are better aligned, not as good of a shot though IMO


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From a professional photographer.

Get off the blue line so that its not going up between the shooters legs like he's getting an enema. It also blends with his shorts making him look like he's wearing a hockey kilt instead of shorts. On the all white boards, there will be more definition and look better.

The angle is good, better than the second shot you posted.

Straighten out the pucks and use less of them, spreading them a little further apart so that there is separation in the photo. From the cameras perspective, things will look much closer together due to the lens optics than they will to your eye. The first few pucks might not even be the same distance apart, to LOOK the same distance apart to the camera, so adjust them, look through the camera, evaluate, re-adjust.

As they get further away, they can then blend into one line as they reach the shooter.

Then if you want to make it really clean, like for a poster, you can edit out the ads on the boards to give it a nice clean look.

That is the way I would compose it if I were shooting.

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dont sweat it, they're just jealous they dont have access to an open rink.

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From a professional photographer.

Get off the blue line so that its not going up between the shooters legs like he's getting an enema. It also blends with his shorts making him look like he's wearing a hockey kilt instead of shorts. On the all white boards, there will be more definition and look better.

The angle is good, better than the second shot you posted.

Straighten out the pucks and use less of them, spreading them a little further apart so that there is separation in the photo. From the cameras perspective, things will look much closer together due to the lens optics than they will to your eye. The first few pucks might not even be the same distance apart, to LOOK the same distance apart to the camera, so adjust them, look through the camera, evaluate, re-adjust.

As they get further away, they can then blend into one line as they reach the shooter.

Then if you want to make it really clean, like for a poster, you can edit out the ads on the boards to give it a nice clean look.

That is the way I would compose it if I were shooting.
Thanks! Pro as in full time photographer? This was more of a happy snap, I brought my camera to get a few quick shots for articles. I thought this would be a cool shot so I did a bit of a spray and pray, took the best one

I do like this one though, so i might re-shoot using your tips and who knows, maybe it will be a poster some time!

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dont sweat it, they're just jealous they dont have access to an open rink.
We had to pull a few strings, my friend knows the night cleaner / zamboni driver. It was the coolest feeling being out there with full reign of the ice!. We skated from 1:30am to 4:30 am!! mostly shooting videos, and messing around with the radar gun.

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For some weird reason i feel like having a half chicken dinner from Swiss Chalet

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Thanks! Pro as in full time photographer?
Yes. And I figured as much. Its a good start and good idea. Just thought I'd throw out the tips there if you felt like redoing it and there are places that do reasonable printing at poster sizes if you just wanted to make a couple for personal enjoyment if it comes out well.

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that is a wicked awsome pic. I did something like that for a school project but it was video and we snowed the camera after.

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We had to pull a few strings, my friend knows the night cleaner / zamboni driver. It was the coolest feeling being out there with full reign of the ice!. We skated from 1:30am to 4:30 am!! mostly shooting videos, and messing around with the radar gun.


....and just how did you stay on your feet the whole time?

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Yes. And I figured as much. Its a good start and good idea. Just thought I'd throw out the tips there if you felt like redoing it and there are places that do reasonable printing at poster sizes if you just wanted to make a couple for personal enjoyment if it comes out well.
How do you get good hockey action pics with a digital camera? I can never get the lighting right in relation to shutter speed and exposure settings.

Obviously I do not have a professional camera which may be my issue right there.

My niece is a pro and works in Brooklyn shooting ffreelance stuff, she has worked for people who have shot Paula Abdul, Mel Brooks, William Shatner etc.

I asked her when she comes here later this year if i am playing to shoot some photos. She has a wicked expensive camera with the proper flash stuff.

Anyway may as well plug her website lol. http://www.jazzminebeaulieu.com

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You dont need a pro camera, but a dslr definitely helps. Point and shoots are tough.

Some rinks are just caves when it comes to lighting. Our eyes adjust to it and it doesnt look bad, but to a camera it is. The rink I play at locally is like this and even with a pro body and lenses, its hard to get a fast enough shutter to stop the action.

But your best bet, if you do not have a lot of control over ISO, shutter and aperture, is to just use a "sports" mode if your camera has it. Then set the ISO as high as it will go if its a dark arena and then the camera will use the fastest shutter it can and should do the best you can do with it.

Other issue is with exposure is that there is a lot of white out there and that much white can confuse the internal light meters on cameras as well.

Its hard, that is why there are pro shooters that make good money doing it. Try what I suggested above and hope that will get you by.

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How do you get good hockey action pics with a digital camera? I can never get the lighting right in relation to shutter speed and exposure settings.

Obviously I do not have a professional camera which may be my issue right there.

My niece is a pro and works in Brooklyn shooting ffreelance stuff, she has worked for people who have shot Paula Abdul, Mel Brooks, William Shatner etc.

I asked her when she comes here later this year if i am playing to shoot some photos. She has a wicked expensive camera with the proper flash stuff.

Anyway may as well plug her website lol. http://www.jazzminebeaulieu.com
Yeah I just set mine to sports mode, which also has burst mode, my camera takes 6.5 pictures a second (in good lighting) so that is how I get the sweet stick flex shots.

If you want to bring a point and shoot to a rink you should also bring a tripod, or something to stabilize the camera. Most point and shoots will use flash in low lighting, which sometimes overexposes the foreground and the background is black, also makes the image look flat.

If you can turn the flash off, the colours will look better, but you may also get some motion blur. Sometimes this actually looks pretty cool, just don't move the camera or the whole picture will be blurry.

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Dude, awesome picture, well done!

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