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Rackin_Zack
04-07-2005, 02:22 PM
Well, I took a lot of pics, most of which were very bad. Unfortunately, I didn't really get any decent pics until the tournament was almost over when some of the people I had met gave me some tips about how to improve the pictures. I'm including some of the bad ones of the AZ ladies since that's all I have...lol. Here they are:

Allison Fisher
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/AllisonFisher005.JPG
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/AllisonFisher006.JPG
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/AllisonFisher011.JPG
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/AllisonFisher015.JPG

Rackin_Zack
04-07-2005, 02:22 PM
Ewa Laurance
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/EwaLaurance001.JPG

Gerda Hofstatter
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GerdaHofstatter002.JPG
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GerdaHofstatter013.JPG
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GerdaHofstatter020.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GerdaHofstatter034.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GerdaHofstatter037.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GerdaHofstatter043.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GerdaHofstatter051.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GerdaHofstatter066.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GerdaHofstatter074.JPG

Rackin_Zack
04-07-2005, 02:23 PM
Gina Kim-Lipsky http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/GinaKimLipsky.JPG

Janet Atwell
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/JanetAtwell001.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/JanetAtwell007.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/JanetAtwell014.JPG

Jennifer Barretta http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/JennBarretta003.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/JennBarretta004.JPG

Rackin_Zack
04-07-2005, 02:25 PM
Kelly Fisher
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/KellyFisher012.JPG
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/KellyFisher013.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/KellyFisher014.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/KellyFisher017.JPG

Melissa Herndon
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/MelissaHerndon001.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/MelissaHerndon002.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/MelissaHerndon003.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/MelissaHerndon004.JPG

Sarah Ellerby
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/SarahEllerby002.JPG

Rackin_Zack
04-07-2005, 02:27 PM
Sarah Rousey http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/SarahRousey004.JPG


Tiffany Nelson http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/TiffanyNelson001.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/TiffanyNelson004.JPG

Vivian Villarreal http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/VivianVillarreal004.JPG http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/VivianVillarreal018.JPG
http://www.missouri.edu/~richardsonz/AZB/VivianVillarreal020.JPG


Hopefully, I will be much more proficient at taking pictures by the time the Peoria tourney rolls around!

Muxy
04-07-2005, 02:49 PM
As bad as you say those pic look. I think they look GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! keep up the good work.

GoVivian
04-07-2005, 02:54 PM
Thanks Zack. I agree with Muxy though - your pictures look great! :D

AuntyDan
04-07-2005, 03:11 PM
I think you captured the determination in Kelly Fisher's face in the final matches nicely. Watching it live it became very noticable towards the end of the finals that she was really staring those balls down. I don't think any of them would have dared not drop!

landshark77
04-07-2005, 03:33 PM
Ah, Zack...I hate to break it to you, but those are not bad pics. For a refresher of bad pics, please locate the December FL tourney thread and review my pics. Those were bad. :eek:

Thank you so much for sharing these. :)

Rackin_Zack
04-07-2005, 03:46 PM
Ah, Zack...I hate to break it to you, but those are not bad pics. For a refresher of bad pics, please locate the December FL tourney thread and review my pics. Those were bad. :eek:

Thank you so much for sharing these. :)

Yeah, I was talking more along the lines of the pics of Ewa, both Sarahs, and Melissa. Trust me, I had some that were really, really bad. These are some of the best of the 7-800 pictures I took...lol. I didn't post any of the ones that I sent to a guy who was doing a story for Inside Pool since there is the smallest chance that they may get published. :) After I find out what the fate of those are I will post some of those which have some pretty good shots in them as well.

Dan, I know what you mean. Kelly's play on Sunday was some of the most impressive I've personally seen. It was amazing to watch someone that focused and that much in the zone, even though I was rooting for Gerda the whole way in the last match. :(

The Railbird
04-07-2005, 06:39 PM
Zack,

The photos were very nice. Don't feel bad if IP doesn't use any photos because I and many other people have sent them photos for stories and nothing happened. The best you may get is for them to use one nice photo
I hope you do. Also check IP online photo gallery for your photos too.

"Gremlin"


Just don't expect to get paid if IP uses any of your photos.

The Railbird

sniper
04-07-2005, 11:07 PM
Thanks for sharing the pictures Zack, they look great.

jkjerry
04-08-2005, 05:35 AM
As many of the above have stated, great pictures Zack! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Jerry

greenkill
04-08-2005, 07:11 AM
They came out pretty good. I assume that you're not allowed to use flash while taking pictures... So low light conditions usually means longer shutter speeds, which will cause blurring when there's a lot of movement. It also allows for blurring from involuntary hand shaking and what not. I suggest getting a monopod for added stability when shooting.

If you're using a regular point and shoot digital camera, also note that it takes time for the sensor to capture the image.. So after you press the shutter button, even though you think the shot is taken, keep still for a little while longer. This will give additional time incase of long shutter speeds. If you're shooting an dSLR/SLR camera then this is not an issue.

crawdaddio
04-08-2005, 09:43 AM
Nice pics, thanx for sharing them.

Rackin_Zack
04-08-2005, 10:03 AM
They came out pretty good. I assume that you're not allowed to use flash while taking pictures... So low light conditions usually means longer shutter speeds, which will cause blurring when there's a lot of movement. It also allows for blurring from involuntary hand shaking and what not. I suggest getting a monopod for added stability when shooting.

If you're using a regular point and shoot digital camera, also note that it takes time for the sensor to capture the image.. So after you press the shutter button, even though you think the shot is taken, keep still for a little while longer. This will give additional time incase of long shutter speeds. If you're shooting an dSLR/SLR camera then this is not an issue.

Yeah, the monopod was a suggestion that I got there as well. I will probably pick one up before the Peoria event. I use a Nikon D70 dSLR so the delay isn't a problem for me. It wasn't until the third day of the tourney that I was talking to someone and they told me about adjusting the ISO settings to reduce the shutter speed in low light conditions...lol. I definitely need to take some photography classes! :D

landshark77
04-08-2005, 10:27 AM
It wasn't until the third day of the tourney that I was talking to someone and they told me about adjusting the ISO settings to reduce the shutter speed in low light conditions...lol. I definitely need to take some photography classes! :D

Nice tip Zack, thanks. I will have to try that. To what speed did you reduce it to???

Eric.
04-08-2005, 11:07 AM
Thanks Zack, nice pics. Hey ya gotta love Sarah R's hairdo. She's got the balls to be funky. Very cool.


Eric

9 Ball Girl
04-08-2005, 01:55 PM
Great pics Zack! Is that a wedding band on Allison's hand???

AuntyDan
04-08-2005, 10:53 PM
I use a Nikon D70 dSLR so the delay isn't a problem for me.

Yeah, you got a big fancy digital SLR ;-) but dear old Ashi almost got kicked out for shooting his one right as Vivian was playing a 9 Ball because with you could clearly hear the mirror slap across the (otherwise) silent room. At least with a non-SLR camera you can turn all the noises off and shoot silently.

However if you are going to insist on using that thing there are several specialist books (http://www.shortcourses.com/bookstore/nikon/book_nikond70.htm) you can get now just on the D70, you may want to check some out.

Shame we never got to play again this week Zack, but don't worry, I'll only charge you 50% interest a week on that $1 you owe me!

greenkill
04-08-2005, 11:01 PM
Yeah, the monopod was a suggestion that I got there as well. I will probably pick one up before the Peoria event. I use a Nikon D70 dSLR so the delay isn't a problem for me. It wasn't until the third day of the tourney that I was talking to someone and they told me about adjusting the ISO settings to reduce the shutter speed in low light conditions...lol. I definitely need to take some photography classes! :D
Be wary about raising the ISO rating too much, the D70 lowest iso rating is 200, which is a bit more noisy than standard ISO 100. The higher the setting the more noise you'll get, which will make the shots more grainy.

To compensate for slower shutter speeds you may also want to look into making your aperature bigger, which will speed up your shutter speed a tad. but it will change your depth of field.

I also have a Nikon D70. If you want a good book, get Thom Hogan's Guide to the D70.

Rackin_Zack
04-09-2005, 12:52 AM
Dan, I was kind of bummed that I wasn't able to make it up to play some, but I was pretty busy this week seeing the sites and we never did make out of San Diego. With those interest rates you need to PM me your address so I can send you the buck...lol!

Greenkill and Dan, thanks for the tips on books to pick up. I'll eventually learn how to take a decent picture!