- Oct 29, 2018
- Charente Maritime, western France
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Thanks for those tips - I often shoot from behind the net, and I have from bitter experience learnt how hard she can hit. The 30mm used above was just an experiment, as you can see. I have a variety of scenes I like to go through, and you obviously have been there and done it! I have a few of the racket compressed with the ball - the mechanical shutter speed is not high enough to get me many perfects in that scenario, but I get a few. Thanks for the comment!I shot a bit of tennis for the high school yearbook, and here are a few ideas:
- Before/during practice, get in front of her and between her and the net. This gives you a close position for the 30 and you don't have the net in front of you, which messes up a lot of front shots. And you get a clear shot of her face. The big caution is that she has to be careful to not hit the ball low, and hit you. IOW it can be a dangerous staged shot if not done carefully.
- I went in front of the net post and had the player on that side of the court, so I was almost in front of her, without actually being on the court.
- Serve from the side and front quarter.
- VERY hard but try to get the racket as it hits the ball. It is a neat pic to see the ball compressed into the racket.
- I found some of my best shots are in the second before hitting the ball (like your #2 shot). On some of those shots, you see the power in the stroke releasing.