Tips for taking squash finals. Need help


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RtOaNn

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If a viewing gallery is available on the 2nd level, a top down shot can be taken.
Otherwise you just have to shoot close to the courts' glass panel.

I can tell you, there are not much angles to explore. Have tried it in school before, most the action shots u take will look almost identical. The serves, smashes etc...and the players' back will always be facing you.

Found that setting your camera to Manual/ Shutter Priority will be helpful as the light conditions remain constant. Just set a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action, can't remember what i set for mine.

Well, just my experiences so far. Don't know if it will help & if i'm wrong, let me know.
 

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If a viewing gallery is available on the 2nd level, a top down shot can be taken.
Otherwise you just have to shoot close to the courts' glass panel.

I can tell you, there are not much angles to explore. Have tried it in school before, most the action shots u take will look almost identical. The serves, smashes etc...and the players' back will always be facing you.

Found that setting your camera to Manual/ Shutter Priority will be helpful as the light conditions remain constant. Just set a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action, can't remember what i set for mine.

Well, just my experiences so far. Don't know if it will help & if i'm wrong, let me know.
Just like what I thought. Anyone know if the Kallang squash courts have open roofs?
I intend to auto focus too. Due to the lousy lens I have. :sweat:
 

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Took for my school before. Stick my camera almost touching the glass panel. A tip: make sure the glass panel not dirty or fingerprint if not, it will reflect on the photo. And some photos will have a reflection due to the glass panel but I took some which I think its qutie "unqiue"? haha...

Yup most of the time u will shoot their back only but if u are alert enough there will be time when they will faced u, then take those shots (hav to be fast also). lightning is also a problem, hav to take into consideration also. From what I did for my shoot is that I shoot some shots when they are facing the crowd or run towards the glass panel (for frontal shoots) and I basically stick my camera almost to the glass panel haha :sweatsm: .

All in all, for the sports coverage I took, squash is one of the more challenging one. All the best for yr shoot.:)
 

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Took for my school before. Stick my camera almost touching the glass panel. A tip: make sure the glass panel not dirty or fingerprint if not, it will reflect on the photo. And some photos will have a reflection due to the glass panel but I took some which I think its qutie "unqiue"? haha...

Yup most of the time u will shoot their back only but if u are alert enough there will be time when they will faced u, then take those shots (hav to be fast also). lightning is also a problem, hav to take into consideration also. From what I did for my shoot is that I shoot some shots when they are facing the crowd or run towards the glass panel (for frontal shoots) and I basically stick my camera almost to the glass panel haha :sweatsm: .

All in all, for the sports coverage I took, squash is one of the more challenging one. All the best for yr shoot.:)
Agreed. Should I manual focus? I scared lighting through glass panel not good enough.
I think I should bring along a wiping cloth. Hope inside of the glass is clear lol. :bsmilie:
 

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I managed to use AF with selective focus point. Just set your focus pt to the area which the player will most prob be at, so no need to focus & recompose. No time for that.

Squash really challenging...haha
 

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i can't remember well cos haven't been at kallang for some time, but don't some courts have the glass hole in front at the tin where u can stand below and take?
 

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You could try to remote mount your camera to the corner on top of the glass wall with an ultra-wide or maybe a FE if you're into that kind of effect. Shoot remotely.
 

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