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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Double Duty

I am finding that because I want to play baseball so badly I have a hard time getting the camera up to my eye to take pictures. One tip for shooting sports that I read over and over again is to anticipate where the action will be. I have to tell you I am good at knowing where the action is going to happen but I don't get the camera up and take pictures. I will improve.

You would not believe the amazing experience I am gaining this year shooting for a top paid baseball team. The White Sox are unstoppable. Well I guess they are not paid and their performance really depends on how much sugar they had at the sleepover last night. I am learning with every picture.

  • Don't shoot with a 50mm lens at f/1.8 when using auto focus on a pitcher.
  • Watch the background. Cars do not go well behind an intense infielder.
  • Coaching gives you the ultimate access to the field and pictures but makes it tough to concentrate on helping the players and keeping the pitch count.
My simple goal in the next game... Get a picture of a player catching a fly ball or making a throw to first, or get a picture of a player running to first or home (panning).

1 comment:

Rog at EPlove said...

Hey Mark!

I just noticed you've got a link to our site on yours and wanted to say thanks. We love when people get us. You know, Like actually get us. We try not to be average because it's the best of the worst and the worst of the best. We just try to be legit and take it all one shot at a time and it totally stokes us out that you'd put us on your blog. Thanks homeboy! Keep up the learning and try to shoot something every single day.