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Photographing Outdoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Capturing Baseball, Soccer, Surfing, and Other Outdoor Events by Alan Hess

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The Basics of Sports Photography

Capturing the Action in Outdoor Sports

This is a book about photographing sports—not as a professional working for Sports Illustrated or Yahoo Sports, but as a parent or friend trying to capture a great memory. The basics are the same as for other types of photography, including setting the right shutter speed to freeze the action, selecting the aperture to make the subject pop out of the frame, and using the right gear to get close to the action. The advantage of shooting outdoor sports during the day is that you have plenty of natural light at your disposal, which allows you to use action-stopping shutter speeds without having to use really high ISO settings.

Photography Basics

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