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Rubiks wrote:I've only been filmed/photographed on a couple of occasions and if anything, it makes me slow down and concentrate a little bit more on each shot. Thus I'm less likely to make careless errors. Though I do have a very "me vs. the course" mentality, which lends to the philosophy that I can screw up shots on my own, and can't really blame cameras, other players, etc.
$Dollar$ wrote:The majority of people taking pics at tournaments seem to know enough to not get directly in the way. I dont think that I've ever had to ask one to move, but have seen many other players do it. During the last round of the ATL Open, a woman taking pictures stood less than 20 ft directly behind the basket when I had a 45 footer. I probably should have asked her to move, but ended up draining the putt anyway. And it felt better than it would have had someone not been behind the basket.
Disc golfers are whiney babies in comparison to Pro Ball Golfers. The guys on the PGA tour have to hit between rows of spectators on both sides of their line. The only time they seemed phased is when they hear the clicking in their backswing. I think that's how it should be for Disc golf, but I know that getting action shots in DG is no easy job. The best DG pics are right when the disc has left the hand, so timing that without clicking in the backswing is not always easy. (If you're wearing headphones it doesnt matter)
Disc golfers definitely need to get used to cameras being in their line of vision. As long as the cameraman isn't moving around a lot there should be no problem.
djester wrote:Camera's with very bright red flashing LED's on them work players.... even from 250 feet away.
Right Woody ?
mrpbody33 wrote:I with you on that Wookie but it still pretty cool to have pictures of yourself. I taken pictures of myself and friends playing rounds with a point and shoot camera but it never matches the quality of someone with a SLR. I mean look at this cool picture taken by Scott Walker (with a little photoshop by me).
12StonesScott wrote:mrpbody33 wrote:I with you on that Wookie but it still pretty cool to have pictures of yourself. I taken pictures of myself and friends playing rounds with a point and shoot camera but it never matches the quality of someone with a SLR. I mean look at this cool picture taken by Scott Walker (with a little photoshop by me).
Not to quibble, especially with someone who's being complimentary, but that one actually was taken with a compact camera, not a DSLR. That was when I had the little Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 -- good quality Leica lens and really nice overall performance for a $350 camera, but nothing to compare with a quality SLR. I just spent what is, for me, a pretty big chunk of change on my new Pentax and lenses for it, but the pictures I'm taking with it are only better than those I shot with the Lumix in purely technical ways (higher resolution, less noise on low-light stuff, no purple fringing on highlight edges, etc.).
The camera you have with you will always take better shots than the one that's in the closet at home. Beyond that, there's two approaches to taking decent pictures: one is to carefully consider all aspects of the shot (composition, lighting, exposure, aperture, depth of field, etc.), and the other is to just keep pointing the lens at anything that moves and press the shutter button enough times that something decent happens occasionally purely at random. I'm in the latter camp.
"me vs. the course" mentality"
As the sport of disc golf grows (Yes Chuck...the sport is growing)
In other words discgolf is to ball golf like bad-mitten is to tennis or even kick ball to baseball.
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