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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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Knowing Your Sport

Understanding When and What to Shoot

Photographing sports takes planning. You need to know the sport, think ahead, and be in the right place at the right time. It’s not luck that the top sports photographers come back time and time again with those stunning images.

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Know the Game

Successfully photographing a sport requires you to know the sport. If you don’t know the rules and objectives of what you are photographing, how will you know what to look for or where to focus your camera? In many ways, photographing amateur sports is a lot harder than shooting pro sports because the players are not as disciplined and tend to be more ...

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