Posts with tag: "sports"
Tips for Shooting Professional, or Non-Professional Golf
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Out of all of the sports that I have shot, golf is undoubtedly the most exhausting. Pro golfers walk at least 90 holes of golf in a week, 72 for the tourney and then at least 18 during practice rounds. Now we all know that the golfer has all of the talent and they may carry a bottle of water or an occasional club but the caddy has to schlep the huge tour bag miles and miles on the courses every week.For a professional photographer, it is a very similar experience. Place a 400mm over your shoulder, another body with a 70-200 on it and then a third with a wide angle and do the same walking. Add to that a Think Tank waist bag with water, protein bars and you may as well be a caddy. ...

Shooting the Preakness, Tips from a First Timer
Friday, May 16, 2014

Well, they do say that there is a first time for everything. As a professional sports photographer, we really fall into two buckets, those that specialize in one or a few sports and those that freelance whatever and wherever they can get work. I am the latter. Ever since I picked up a DSLR, I have kept an open mind and never said "no" to shooting anything, well, except weddings. From my time here in the U.S. to my 2 years in Europe, I have shot some sports that I never thought I would. For many years I have really wanted to try to shoot a horse race, one of the Triple Crown caliber. Every year when the Preakness race comes round in Baltimore, I have always had a conflict in some ...

Tips for Shooting Professional Tennis
Monday, September 16, 2013

Over the last few years I have had the opportunity to shoot several professional tennis matches and have moved many photos for them over the wire. Like every sport (starting to beat the dead horse), the key to getting published and/or creating good images is to get out, get away from the court, move. I will say this in almost every post I have on shooting sports and tennis is not different.Gael Monfils at Legg Mason Tennis Classic 2011Any time I shoot pro sports I take a look around the venue for angles and unique opportunities. Look high, look low, look from afar, look from near. I will almost never go to the spot where other photographers have planted their butts. I will head there later ...