"SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS"
of the best ways to re-live the excitement of a sporting event is through
pictures. Good sports photos can make us feel like we're experiencing
the action all over again. With the right camera equipment, and some helpful
photo tips/reminders below, we all can bring home some dramatic, and rewarding,
Get as close to the action as possible. (Either physically or with the
use of a telephoto lens. Recommended lens focal length: at least 200mm
and as high as 400mm.)
Include faces of the participants in the photos to make them more
Look for dramatic photos on the sidelines. An observant photographer
will find just as much drama off the playing field as there is on it.
Pick your shooting location wisely. A good angle can make all the
Choose a camera that allows you to manually select a fast shutter
speed so you can stop and capture the fastest action.
Knowledge of the game will help you to anticipate when and where
the best game action will occur.
Try to predict the action so you can time the shutter button release.
If you wait until you see the action through the viewfinder, you'll most
likely be too late.