Photographing Softball From Behind Home Plate

Photographing Softball From Behind Home Plate

Here are a few thoughts I have about shooting from behind home plate.  These work for both softball and baseball. When shooting from behind home plate, which has a fence that protects us common folk from injury, you place the end of your lens as close to the fence as...
Lens Hoods – Two Reasons You Need One

Lens Hoods – Two Reasons You Need One

When you purchased a lens, it probably came with a lens hood.  If it didn’t, it is a good idea to get one that is made for your lens.  They come in many shapes and sizes such as Petal, used for prime lenses, and Cylindrical, used mostly with telephoto lenses....
Why Are My Photos Blurry?

Why Are My Photos Blurry?

You are at a sporting event and have taken several hundred photos.  Now, you know not all of them are going to be keepers but, you expect to see some amazing shots.  Because, after all, you are an amazing sports photographer. You import your photos into your favorite...
One-on-One Mentoring

One-on-One Mentoring

Reading articles and watching hours of video is a great way to begin your journey into sports photography but sometimes you need a real person to help guide you.  And, family and friends, though they mean well, are not the best resources when it comes to critiques of...
How I Captured This Great Capitol City Classic Photo

How I Captured This Great Capitol City Classic Photo

The Event This shot was taken at the Capitol City Classic high school basketball tournament held in Salem, OR.  I have been shooting this event since it began a few years ago.  I like to shoot this event because of the high caliber of athletes involved.  Most of the...

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