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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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Getting the Shot

Tips and Tricks to Getting Better Sports Shots

Photographing outdoor sports usually requires you to be a fair distance away from the actual action. Sometimes that means using a longer lens or carefully selecting where you photograph from. Following are some things to consider when shooting these specific activities. Keep in mind that not all of these techniques will work all the time. In addition, it’s important to stay safe and make sure you don’t get in the players’ way.

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Backgrounds

Nothing can ruin a great photo faster than a bad background. This is the most overlooked element of photographing sports, partly because you have ...

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