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1 inspire Inspire inspire Here ’ s your shot Spring Sports

2 inspire Inspire inspire Here are your tips: Shoot before, during and after the competition. Stop the action. If the sport requires a ball, keep it in the shot. Know the basic rules of competition for the sport before shooting. Shoot no less than 200 shots. Shoot the scoreboard periodically to keep photos in story-telling order. Attend at least three competitions. Look for one-person, two-people, small group, large group moments.

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4 Inspire inspire Lighting is a key element to the success of this photo. The repetition of both the boys’ positions and the oars makes an interesting pattern. Getting ready for the competition is an important part of the the story-telling. Photocomposition Repetition Unique angle

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6 Inspire inspire By squatting down, the photographer gets more of the base-runner’s face. The fast shutter speed paired with the appropriate aperture setting leaves the dust hanging in the air and the background blurred. Photocomposition Stop action Anticipate the moment Unique angle

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8 Inspire inspire Shooting toward your own school’s dugout includes even more players in the photo. This photo is loaded with action: the umpire’s call, the slide, the catch. The ball is stopped and right there in the catcher’s hand. Photocomposition Rule of thirds Stop action Large group

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10 Inspire inspire The intensity of this photo is a result of showing the competition. Fast shutter speed even stops sweat flying off the boys. The end of a race is usually more intense than the beginning. Photocomposition Emotion Fill the frame Rule of thirds

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12 Inspire inspire Position yourself at the end of the lane your swimmer is in. Know the strokes and when the swimmer rises above the water and be ready to shoot. Use a fast shutter speed but also keep the aperture in mind to blur the background. Photocomposition Stop action Fill the frame Anticipate the moment.

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14 Inspire inspire The close competition makes this photograph stronger. Lining up on the side of the pool gets the photographer ready for this type of shot. Sporting events are full of drama, hopes, expectations, and emotion. Capture any one of these, and it’s a great shot. Photocomposition Stop action Anticipate the moment

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16 Inspire inspire A quick ride on a golf cart makes a priceless moment. Remember to look at all aspects of the events for moments to capture. Photocomposition Repetition of pattern Fill the frame Small group

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18 Inspire inspire The sideline provides the drama in this photograph. The pool ladder and water provide a frame and a background to add story-telling aspects. Photocomposition Emotion Framing Rule of thirds

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20 Inspire inspire Lining up the two players makes for the interesting photograph. Look for opportunities to show a different perspective. Photocomposition Framing Rule of thirds Contrast

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22 Inspire inspire Look for team rituals and routines. Resist the urge to stand and shoot. Get on eye level with the aspect of the photograph you wish to highlight. Photocomposition Repetition Unique angle Framing

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24 Inspire inspire The moment of impact is the best time to shoot. If the ball isn’t in the shot for an action shot, don’t use it. Cropping out the rest of the body leads the reader to the center of focus. Crop photos tightly through the lens and again when in Photoshop. Photocomposition Stop action Emotion

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26 Inspire inspire The fast shutter speed stops both the ball and the water. The surrounding players add angst and drama. Photocomposition Stop action Small group

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28 Inspire inspire Right before the release of the shot put is the best time to shoot. Close crop highlights emotion. Blurring background with aperture control keeps distractions to a minimum. Photocomposition Stop action Rule of thirds Aperture control

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