The biggest issue surrounding event photography in general is the lack of control. The event—whether it’s a softball game or a wedding—has a momentum and a life of its own. You have to be ready, because there are no reshoots or “do-overs.” You need to anticipate and predict the future but also stay alert and react to the present.
I’ve been stressing the basics throughout this book because it’s important to be vigilant when you do use your camera automatically. Shooting events is the time to harness all of the automatic features your camera has to offer. If you have been practicing, then you will know when it’s making stupid decisions and how to quickly override them.
I’m going to assume that you (or someone ...