Think about the moment and the action as they happen on the field of play – the need for your utmost attention is undeniably high. In any sport, a good photographer must be at his best. Regardless of the sport, you need to use a few techniques to get the best shots. Many photographers blame it on the equipment. While this could be true, sports photography needs more than skill and equipment. The various techniques needed for quality shots include:
- Timing – you cannot afford to see the action: it means you have missed it already. To shoot the best action in sports means being on the right time as it unfolds. This calls for anticipation as the action unfolds. Most sports have predictable actions. From understanding the rules of the game to looking at the boundary sidelines, you can easily time for the next action and capture it nicely. Practice is very central to achieving effective timing in photography.
- Planning in advance – good sports photography practices require adequate planning. Take time to understand the surrounding and the location beforehand. This helps you in understanding how far you will be from the action, the best shooting points among other necessary aspects. With this, you can be sure to get quality shots since you have set your tools right for the action.
- Prepare for the worst – from weather turning awkward to the location changing, a photographer should have his tools set to deal with any eventualities. You cannot afford to miss that momentous shot because something just changed such as rains falling or something of the kind.
- Know your sport – most qualified photographers fail to impress in sports photography due to lack of basic sports knowledge. Know your sport. It helps you in planning and anticipating the best moments in the game.
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