Swim Meet

3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #621681 by GaryA
Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic High School:

#1


#2


#3


#4

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
www: garyayala.com

The following user(s) said Thank You: traveling-scooter-pics19

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #621829 by Kira Minori
Nice face expressions!


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #621874 by GaryA

Kira Minori wrote: Nice face expressions!


Thank you Kira Minori.

#5


There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
www: garyayala.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #621950 by GaryA
A few more:

#6


#7


#8

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
www: garyayala.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622159 by Adam Wilson
Nice action! 


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622205 by GaryA

Adam Wilson wrote: Nice action! 


Thank you Adam Wilson.


There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
www: garyayala.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622543 by Eshan Rachit
Well-captured moments! 


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622546 by GaryA

Eshan Rachit wrote: Well-captured moments! 


Thank you Eshan Rachit.




There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
www: garyayala.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622547 by Troponin
Excellent work. I suspect timing and light are more difficult than usual, considering a lot of meets are indoor.

what are some challenges you faced and how did you deal with them?


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622725 by Breanna Ellington
I like the action in these shots! 


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #622766 by GaryA

Troponin wrote: Excellent work. I suspect timing and light are more difficult than usual, considering a lot of meets are indoor.

what are some challenges you faced and how did you deal with them?


Hey Troponin,

Out here, 90% of the meets are outdoors. Which, as you sorta noted, outdoor/natural lighting typically delivers more directional and changing light conditions. Sometimes, the lighting adds drama and sometimes harsh shadows, et cetera ... Yin & Yang.  You just have to deal with it.  Often, tough lighting, adds much more drama and can be more beneficial than than harmful. 

Challenges of all sporting images is timing and being in the right place at the right time.  Swimming has an easy factor, unlike many other sports, as it doesn't have a ball, or puck, or shuttlecock ... Generally, for sports with balls, you gotta get the ball in the photo in order for the shot to be successful.  But with swimming, there's no contact and most of the body isn't visible ... so there's a small visual window for image making ... lowering the odds of making capturing something interesting and unusual.  Consequently, I went for very tight on most of my shots, leaving for Gestalt to fill in the rest of the picture. 

  
I was a jock in high school and college, but swimming wasn't one of my sports. I still looked at the sport through my personal mental lens of an athletic. To my eye, it was all about water.  Water the the advisory and not the other team.  It was the water that surrounded you, held you back, stopped you from breathing and would ultimately drag you down.  That contest between swimmer and water was what interested me to capture. 

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
www: garyayala.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622767 by GaryA

Breanna Ellington wrote: I like the action in these shots! 


Thank you Breanna Ellington.


There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
www: garyayala.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622881 by Lauren Grant
Looks really challenging shots! Good job! 


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622932 by GaryA

Lauren Grant wrote: Looks really challenging shots! Good job! 

Thank you Lauren Grant.


There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
www: garyayala.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 years 7 months ago #622948 by DeBoove
My wife called.me a shuttlecock last night...


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,

817.3K

241K

  • Facebook

    817,251 / Likes

  • Twitter

    241,000 / Followers

  • Google+

    1,620,816 / Followers

Latest Reviews

In this Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless digital camera review, get the scoop on this camera's specs and features, and learn why it's a great beginner camera.

Jul 05, 2022

The Nikon Z FC specs are quite impressive, and when paired with the retro-style body, you get a fun and capable camera for enthusiast shooters.

May 31, 2022

In this Nikon Z5 review, we'll discuss the specs, features, pros, and cons of this enthusiast-level camera. We'll also offer tips on where to buy one on the cheap!

May 10, 2022

The Leica Q (Typ 116) is a fantastic camera for intermediate and advanced shooters. Is it the best choice for you, though? Find out in this detailed review!

Apr 28, 2022

Forum Top Posters

Latest Articles

With these passive income photography ideas, you can expand your revenue stream without putting in a bunch of time and effort.

Aug 10, 2022

Photography storytelling can be done in many ways with different subjects through various mediums. Use these tips to learn more about telling stories with your photos.

Aug 08, 2022

Effective photography marketing requires pursuing multiple avenues for advertising your business. Get some insight into how to market your business in this guide.

Aug 08, 2022

As a beginner photographer, there are many different digital camera features to learn. This guide introduces you to some of the most important ones.

Aug 03, 2022

What is a prime lens? How are they different from zooms? Find out in this beginner photography tutorial on prime lenses!

Aug 03, 2022

A wood frame canvas print doesn't just need a high-quality, good-looking canvas. It also needs a well-built wood frame to keep the canvas tight.

Aug 02, 2022

Use these simple, straightforward newborn photography tips to improve the quality of your images and wow clients with beautiful photos of their baby.

Aug 02, 2022

Leather photography bags not only look great and are durable, but they offer excellent organization and protection for your gear.

Aug 02, 2022