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Fashion catwalk w/ 35mm SLR focusing problems

I have recently been invited to a catwalk fashion show and decided to bring along my 35mm Nikon F100 SLR. I used Fuji Provia Slide Film and a Quantaray QTB-9500A flashgun.

I was squeezed between the rest of the photographers facing the centre of the catwalk and found it quite hard to focus while the models were coming closer. After processing the film I have found about half the film to be out of focus even though looking through the viewfinder the models were in focus.

Im not exactly sure why these photos have turned out, out of focus, the way they have. At first I thought the flashes coming from the rest of the cameras around me may have had some kind of effect on this, I was told this could have been the shutterspeed but as far as I can remember the shutterspeed seemed fast enough.
I would appreciate any kind of feedback from anyone who has done this kind of photography before and has ended up with similar results

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9/22/2004 1:18:19 PM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  you just didn't get them in focus. look for the focus spot on the walk-way to see if you're late or early with the button. If the models in front or behind, you'll have the answer.
ghost images from a slow sync speed will make fuzziness, but it's a different look than something that's out of focus.

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9/22/2004 4:00:28 PM

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