Podcast: EP8 Pt 2 – Training Ground & You Win

Because we ran long this month, We broke the podcast up into two parts. Part one can be found here.

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Training Ground
With more listeners participating in our critique feature Training Ground, we supersize this segment with plenty of criticism for all. Even if you didn’t participate, you can still benefit by listening along and checking out the pictures.
October’s Training Ground is now open, post your images here for constructive or destructive critique.

You Win
Our September 2011 competition was “Dirt”.
The winner is Ettore from Ascoli Piceno Italy with “Service”.
Second place is by “Dust Flies” Mark Fletcher, and third place is 20100417_AC09177 by Carlina999.
The October themed competition is…NO THEME. Goto our BLFS flickr group page for competition rules.

Special thanks to…
Icon by Arvin Bautista
Audio Production/Editing: David Whittaker

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6 thoughts on “Podcast: EP8 Pt 2 – Training Ground & You Win

  1. Thanks for the follow up on my pictures and I understand what you said, I really am stuck with the same angle for everything.Im already saving up for a wide anlge, certainly a 16-35mm f2.8 but not because I assume that it would instantly improve my photography but rather to start trying new stuff.As you said, there are no excuses for bad photos,Im just simply not trying hard enough.

  2. try new stuff with your 300.

    ryu and i both shoot with the exact same 400, and our futbol pictures look nothing alike. (i’ll save him the trouble, his futbol pictures are better)

    experiment with timing, composition, exposure, shoot the benches, shoot the crowd, etc.

  3. Ill do that too,I usually shoot the crowd to show the atmosphere and the expressions of the fans but didnt submit those.I will surely try new stuff and think about what I want to get before the matches and go for that.

  4. Eli,

    Experiment, experiment, experiment.
    Just like a co-ed freshman.
    We know you can do it, so don’t be afraid and show us something new for the next Training Ground. :)


    PS My rodeo photos aren’t as good as Matt’s…

  5. Thanks for another awesome Training Ground, guys. I learn as much from what you see in other photographer’s photos as in mine. The time you spent to review so many photos is really helpful. I don’t mind two part podcasts, because it’s good stuff!


  6. Ken,

    Glad to be of your assistance. Same as Eli, show us something in the next TG that demonstrates that you are at a experimental stage of your sports photography life. If it doesn’t come out perfect, dont fret. We’ve all been there before. :)


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