Welcome back to another episode of My Perspective!
In this review, I will be going over a few photos that I took from a women’s tennis match against in-state foe Florida Gulf Coast University. The ladies were sharp from the start and finished the match with a 5–2 win.
For gear, I used the Sony A7iii paired with a 70–200mm f4.
Be sure to check out the full gallery playback here!
Alright, now that that’s out the way, let’s dive into these photos.
If you’ve noticed a trend in my photography, slow shutter speeds are becoming common in my photos. In tennis, it can be “boring” at times because the actions in tennis are super repetitive. The thing I love about this photo is that you can see the ball leaving the racket, and then you also have the racket and player moving, so it’s a bit chaotic but that’s how it is in match!
Again, another slow shutter photo here, but the focus is about the coach! Usually my results with the photos are pretty hit or miss because there’s so much movement and variables, but with coach it’s a bit simpler. Because she isn’t moving so much, I can get the coach “in focus” while everything around her is moving around. This photo reminds me of the one I took of Coach Driscoll at a basketball practice. I also love the ball shooting like a star to show the point!
There isn’t anything particularly special, but I liked how the photo came out after editing. Of course the anticipation of the serve is awesome, along with the focus on the face is great. I just really liked the contrast in shadows and the light is mostly on her face and upper body to pull focus on that. Add that with the dark background makes you focus on the white.
Like the previous picture, I really like the facial expression in the photo! You can see the player had to go full extension to get the ball back, which is in frame and can tell she’s in full scramble mode.
If you’ve made it this far, shoutouts to you! I hope you got something out of this and I look forward to doing this more often.
Once again, thanks for stopping by!