Sports Photography Tips
Nine Elements Required To Create Sports Photography
Plan – In any photography you have to plan what
type of sports pictures you wish to take depending on the sport being shot. In taking pictures of any game that is defined by boundaries. These include tennis match, football, soccer, rugby, hockey affect where you need to poison yourself. In other sports such as triathlon, road cycling race means you have to work out the best locations and how to be at the right location at the right time.
Having natural talent behind the lens can be learnt though some people are naturally gifted. You either have this ability or you don't. If you are not naturally gifted, it can
be learned to a large extent be learned with hard work and determination.
Knowledge – Unless you understand the sport you are photographing this affects your photographic results. Then there is knowing inside out how your camera works. In sports photography you need to know almost instantly how to change the settings on your camera to achieve the perfect still image as you do not have time to look at a manual. The next most important thing anticipating the likely outcome of a sporting event. There is not point focasing your lens in the wrong place. From a mental point of view you must know game situation and what's going to happen.
This can be learned with time as like anything the more you practise the better you become.
Equipment – Camera movement is one of the main factors in destroying sports images. In most cases you can
hold the camera in the right position though not always, which is why professional photographers normally shot on Tripods and Monopods.
To be successful you have to want to take that perfect shot. You cannot afford to get complacent and need to be ready whenever the action occurs. The best shots have action and emotion all together.
To be good at anything you must practise and this includes Photography.
The only way to be able to take sports pictures into actually be there when the action is happening. It helps to be in the right position when you are trying to get that photograph. If you cannot shot the sport you wish learn on one that you can find action and achieve the desired result.
In anything we sometimes get lucky taking photographs. The key is being prepared to improve your chances.