I really believe you should use a professional to get memorable photos of your favorite athlete. Sure, I am biased because it is how I make a living, but you will enjoy your high school or college athlete’s games much better. It’s tough to watch your kids life pass you bu through a viewfinder. If you insist on taking your own photos because of budgetary constraints or you simply enjoy taking photos, here are a couple of suggestions that should improve your ability to get tack sharp images.
First of all do not buy anything but a Nikon or Canon DSLR. Sure lots of other cameras take very good pictures, but there are numerous reasons virtually all sports photographers use Canon or Nikon. To get sharper images, my suggestions for the amateur using a Nikon or Canon SLR are as follows: 1) Be sure the camera is set to continuously track your subject, 2) increase your depth of field when possible; and most importantly, 3) be sure the camera has locked on to your subject before releasing the shutter.
Metuche, NJ. June 21-22, 2008; St Joe’s High School once again hosted The Annual Jersey Shootout Lacrosse Tournament, which was photographed and videotaped by F8 Sports Media.
CLICK HERE for pictures from Saturday’s games or CLICK HERE for Sunday’s photos. Video footage is also available for many of Sunday’s Games. Contact F8 Images for details or just enjoy the highlight clip below. If you are looking for pictures from last year’s tournament then CLICK HERE
Video by Steve Cena