Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tennis player.

Nice action shot of a girl playing tennis.  Both her feet are off the ground as she jumps and the ball is in front of her racket.
Not bad for a photo taken during a match.  It would have been nice had the player been facing the camera.  And the ball is almost lost near the bright sky.  Still, the background was pretty good compared to the other angles I was shooting that day because the fence is quite benign and there is good contrast with the player.  Much better than looking toward the adjacent parking lot.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Girl playing tennis.

This is another image from our recent photo shoot of a tennis team.  Here is peak action as the girl is serving, with the ball at the racket and both of her feet off the ground.
I usually like to frame tightly on athletes.  It was a conscious effort on my part to back off on the zoom so I could hope to get all of this in the frame.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Girls Tennis

We recently photographed a girls varsity tennis match.  Here is a sequence showing a player as the ball approaches and she swings her racket.  Notice how her attention is directly focused on the ball.  Not all the players could maintain that concentration.