hey what’s up everyone Marcelo Silva here and I
got to shoot at the Kooyong classic the other day so I thought I’d give you some
tips on how to shoot tennis. It is at this point that I should preface the
fact that I’ve never shot in Tennis before so this was a first for me and I’m here to
share with you my experiences so that you can learn and that I can learn from you if you’ve got any points for me but actually I’d actually like to take this opportunity to thank
him for giving me access to match in Australia we have this thing called the Canon Collective and they set up all these cool events for us Canon shooters to go to so thank you Canon. So it get’s bloody hot here in Australia it was 40 Degrees yesterday when I shot at the Kooyong classic so your going to need your cap and a lot of sunscreen and a bottle of
water! Jeez did I say it was 40 degrees yesterday because it was really 41
degrees and when it gets that hot your camera heats up like a mofo or so back button AF thing was a pain in the arse For me because it got bloody hot by the end of the first set and at the end of the first set when I pressed it I actually felt like I was touching some really hot metal and I was just like (sound a steam) arrrrhhhhhh there is certain etiquette at the tennis that you must abide by. They told us that we
weren’t allowed to move once we got seated but at the end of every two games the players switched side and it was in between that time where I saw a lot of photographers moving around so
later in the set I started moving around because everyone else was. that was a huge problem for me because I was there to shoot my favorite teams player inthe world Nick Kyrgios And I found it really hard not
to cheer for him The rules in regards to taking pictures while they are serving is that when the plan for the ball as high he you can to hit it when it reaches it’s highest point it is at
this point where you are aloud to start taking pictures crop sensor vs full frame
I recommend a full frame if you where shooting from from the perspective that I had.
Canon offered a 1DX and a 7Dmk2 attached with 70-200mm lenses, I went with the 7Dmk2 because I was paranoid that it wasn’t going to have the reach it would on the full frame body.
This was a mistake but I still got good shots however got good shots however I would have preferred to have been shooting a little bit wider. as the match progressed I switched to F/4
because I was paranoid about getting things out of focus, when I blow up the images on my laptop I noticed that I wasn’t having any problems shooting at F/2.8 so it wasn’t a
problem at all. so as you may or may not know when you shoot on the crop sensor body that
somebody got a timescale focal length by as the match progressed I switched to F/4
because I was paranoid about getting things out of focus, when I blow up the images on my laptop I noticed that I wasn’t having any problems shooting at F/2.8 so it wasn’t a
problem at all. so as you may or may not know when you shoot on the crop sensor body that
somebody got a timescale focal length by one point six so I see also not apply
this to you when you should have to wait times that
by 1.6 is well however you get the same low light performance of an F 28 as you
would on a body on this to a while sorry that remains on the type of essentially
uncertainty that’s away with a lot of depth of field to number five my memory card of choice was the SanDisk
Extreme Pro and it writes 95 writes me and I had absolutely no issues shooting at 10 FPS Android injected into
this column is six ok so when it comes to setting up your camera to Tennessee
23 made a possible space in 2002 as high as you can go and keep the stuff around
42 white pending weather is also a shot ISO 200 just record 27 in Tennessee the
ideal shot is a swimming pool and have that bow and shot so you really want to
phrase that bowl however it also looks Tip number 1 Tip number two You’re not allowed to
cheer for the guy you’re going to me Tip Number 3

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Dennis Veasley

4 thoughts on “Tennis photography”

  1. Thanks Marelo. Appreciate the comments on photography etiquette esp. when you can take pictures while serving. Great tips!!

  2. I'm shocked with the views count. Quick question, which of the 70-200 L lenses would you pick 2.8 IS or no IS. I also shoot at river oaks clay court champs but the angle is slightly different. Also, is it better to get a 400m L prime or 300?

  3. It's a but unclear as to exactly where you were situated. Were you actually on the court, and if so, by the net, back court where, where—?

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