I’ve been shooting a lot of baseball so far this season, partially to get better at shooting sports and partially to get out of the house regularly. This is the ‘local’ amateur team; the Toronto Maple Leafs (yes the same name and the hockey team) it’s mostly college kids and guys who are good, but have day jobs.
I’m shooting with a Nikon D7100, with a 70-200 f2.8.
Anyways, I’m looking for feedback on how I can take better shots, or how I can improve my post production. Here is a sampling of this years photos and some galleries.
Those all look pretty good to me, Pope! Excellent sense of action and you’ve got the ball in frame for most shots.
The only suggestion I’d offer is perhaps an occasional tighter zoom/crop to see the concentration/effort on the faces of the players (or even focus on just a single player in the middle of the action). I think a couple of those kinds of shots thrown in with the rest of the overall action shots helps to make it a more “personal” viewing experience.
The broken bat shot perhaps could be a little more tightly cropped to force focus onto the broken bat. I didn’t notice the flying piece of broken bat until a second or third viewing (at least at this resolution – it’s pretty obvious at full size, which brings up the point that some of this depends on your intended print/viewing size).