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Irishpub3
10-03-2005, 08:10 PM
My favorite pictures to shoot are fast moving, action shots http://www.arcticchat.com/forums/html/emoticons/slomo.gif

I put in a lot of time while I was in college as a volunteer photographer (college events, school newspaper, the yearbook, etc) ...and finally managed to gain a little recognition as an amateur photographer (especially for my action shots, and catching people in unawares - campus life, funny moments, frat parties...LOL) ...after I graduated, I was hired as a part time photographer for Alfred State College and Alfred University...

I spent many years developing the ability to get good action shots with a 35mm... and now I feel like I'm back at the beginner level with a digital camera :wall LOL

Here's a few of my favorite 35mm action shots...


Lacrosse...

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114222485.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114222565.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114222668.jpg


Team Spirit =)

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114222715.jpg



Oh yea... Baseball :rock

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114222889.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114223055.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114223284.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114223470.jpg


Shouldn't a catcher catch the ball? :dunno

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114223386.jpg

Orgnoi1
10-03-2005, 08:20 PM
I may be a little biased... but I dont think you are anywhere close to a beginner... you know what it takes to make a great shot... and none of your pictures are "snapshots"... you are just entering a new realm of photography... =)

Irishpub3
10-03-2005, 08:24 PM
Basketball...

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114223637.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114223715.jpg



Dance Team...

Guys... keep your comments to a minimum :tsk ... these girls are my friends :D

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114223813.jpg


Skiing :#1 ... One of my favorite hobbys... til I met a certain someone who turned me on to snowmobiling all winter :hail

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114223946.jpg



Soccer

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114224117.jpg



High Jump...

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114224217.jpg



Track...

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114224273.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114224532.jpg

Orgnoi1
10-03-2005, 08:25 PM
Love the High Jump pic... thats my fav...

Irishpub3
10-03-2005, 08:33 PM
Softball...

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114224690.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114224771.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114224851.jpg



Womens Lacrosse...

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114224917.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114225011.jpg



Swim Team...

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114225199.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114225242.jpg



Football :love :love

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114225367.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114225456.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114225597.jpg

ZR2Blazer
10-03-2005, 08:38 PM
Great pics......I had seen them all in the Gallery and have been waiting to see what you were putting together:dunno Nice post :cheers

And I have to agree with Ros.....far from an ametuer:rolleyes: :Neener

Irishpub3
10-03-2005, 08:43 PM
I may be a little biased... but I dont think you are anywhere close to a beginner... you know what it takes to make a great shot... and none of your pictures are "snapshots"... you are just entering a new realm of photography... =)


Thank you :blush =) ... I guess it is about learning a new way to shoot, and also, for me, learning more about the technical aspects of shooting, and more about my own equipment.... For someone who LOATHES manuals, instructions, or anything that comes with drawings or designs... thats really difficult :Hammer :doh LOL

and I think you are definitely biased :love :D

GCS1mpleman
10-03-2005, 09:11 PM
u aint no beginner those are some nice "action shots":)

suzukiZrider
10-03-2005, 09:29 PM
yea those are some good shots and that one cheeleading pic well i will keep my comments to myself

Irishpub3
10-03-2005, 09:36 PM
Ok... now for some fun shots... There's an annual tradition back home in Alfred called Hot Dog Day... put on by the 2 local colleges.... it's a weekend long event that consists of a parade, a street carnival, several competitions including the Mud Olympics, and a LOT of drinking :cheers :cheers (of course, there are college students involved...LOL)...


http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114226178.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114226277.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114226348.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114226448.jpg




This guy was refereeing the volleyball game... he was too clean, obviously, so his friends tried to take him down... LOL
... he held his own though :rock ... i'm not sure if he was super-strong, or just really prissy about getting dirty :D

These shots were taken with a Minolta, using a 100-300mm lens.... from behind a set of bleachers and through a crowd....

... the second one is my favorite shot... and won me first place in a photo contest :)

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114226575.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114226671.jpg

Irishpub3
10-03-2005, 09:45 PM
Hot Dog Eating Contest :eat :eat :eat :hurl LOL



http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/hotdogeatingcontest3.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/hotdogeatingcontest2_853454.JPG

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/hotdogeatingcontest_691986.jpg

Irishpub3
10-03-2005, 10:05 PM
I don't know why those frat brothers are waving at me... I NEVER partied in college, I swear... LOL


Actually, some of the best pictures I have, are ones I promised to never use :busted:Shake

I had to share in a LOT of beer drinking to get some of those shots :pound :pound :pound ... but I made a lot of friends :rock :rock :rock:love ... and I've sure got some blackmail material if I need it :whip :hail :hail LOL



http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114226845.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114226793.jpg




Mud Frisbee :thumb

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114227077.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114227163.jpg

Irishpub3
10-03-2005, 10:16 PM
Actor Bill Pullman visited campus, spoke to our journalism class... he grew up in my hometown of Hornell, NY and comes back to visit every year or so... super nice guy :bhug

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114227232.jpg




The Marine Corps recruiting techniques... free helicoptor rides for students :rock

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114227859.jpg

http://www.northeastmoto.com/forums/gallery/files/4/5/post-18-1114227974.jpg

ATVinBarbie
10-04-2005, 07:29 AM
AWESOME pics..... and you are FAR from ameteur! :rock

Irishpub3
10-04-2005, 09:43 AM
AWESOME pics..... and you are FAR from ameteur! :rock


Thanks Barb :bhug

CruzinGirl
10-05-2005, 01:31 AM
Thank you :blush =) ... I guess it is about learning a new way to shoot, and also, for me, learning more about the technical aspects of shooting, and more about my own equipment.... For someone who LOATHES manuals, instructions, or anything that comes with drawings or designs... thats really difficult :Hammer :doh LOL

and I think you are definitely biased :love :D

Awesome pics!!! You are far much better at action shots than me!!! And I know what you mean about reading instructions, lol...I"m the same way! I much prefer to just try it out and figure things out for myself! Of course it does tend to take longer, lol.

Irishpub3
10-12-2005, 10:32 AM
Awesome pics!!! You are far much better at action shots than me!!! And I know what you mean about reading instructions, lol...I"m the same way! I much prefer to just try it out and figure things out for myself! Of course it does tend to take longer, lol.

Thanks Kim! Yea... I definitely learn some things better doing it hands on :read LOL .... nothing wrong with "book" learning, I've got a couple degrees to prove I can do that :rolleyes: ... but when it comes to anything mechanical or technical... I need to touch and feel and apply it before I seem to absorb it :blush

CruzinGirl
10-12-2005, 10:37 AM
Reading the book and looking at pictures just doesn't really portray how a picture is going to turn out on different settings!!!! You're right, its def a hands on thing! I have degrees in CRJ and Psych and they taught me some, but its been my life experience where I put it to use where I actually got it!
Thanks Kim! Yea... I definitely learn some things better doing it hands on :read LOL .... nothing wrong with "book" learning, I've got a couple degrees to prove I can do that :rolleyes: ... but when it comes to anything mechanical or technical... I need to touch and feel and apply it before I seem to absorb it :blush

Irishpub3
10-12-2005, 11:05 AM
Reading the book and looking at pictures just doesn't really portray how a picture is going to turn out on different settings!!!! You're right, its def a hands on thing! I have degrees in CRJ and Psych and they taught me some, but its been my life experience where I put it to use where I actually got it!

I hear ya... I picked up degrees in Accounting, in Financial Planning, and in Business Management... along with a couple minors in Journalism and Economics... and after all that - they're just hanging on my wall collecting dust :D ... Most of the knowledge I've gained and the career progress I've made came thru taking risks at work and just plunging ahead and learning on the job, along with a healthy dose of stubbornnes and obnoxious determination. :rock

CruzinGirl
10-12-2005, 11:09 AM
along with a healthy dose of stubbornnes and obnoxious determination. :rock
Hmmmm.....sounds like you just described me, lol.