Dave and Scott cover everything from choosing your ISO, shutter speed, and white balance to the right gear for the job and the best approach for the different styles of shooting you might be interested in pursuing. Whether you are out there for the school’s sports information department, a magazine, a wire service, or a trading card company, you’ll learn all the tips and techniques the pros use to capture jaw dropping action shots as well as the peak moments that go on to define a sporting event for generations to come.
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Dave and Scott introduce the class before taking a step into the studio where Dave starts to go over the gear he uses on a typical sport shoot.
Being prepared for all situations means you need to have the right gear on hand.
Back on the field and the game is getting ready to start. Dave and Scott discuss their strategies for covering a football game.
Cameras provide a lot of focus options, but you need to choose the one that will allow you to lock on to your subject and stay with them as they move around the frame.
Not every play is going to produce a picture, but you shoot it, and you look for it, and you follow the ball.
Your position on the field, from the sidelines to the end zone, is just as important as the height from which you are shooting the players.
Sometimes the action comes too close for the long lens, so having a second body with a shorter lens is critical for not missing the action.
Dave and Scott review the first half of the game and discuss the strategy for the second half.
Shooting style and purpose switches to an editorial style for the second half of the game. Dave also switches to the 70-200 for awhile.
Dave's back to the 400mm and following the action up and down the field.
Some great moments happen after the game is over, so plan to stay late and get right in there.
As a freelance photographer for over 30 years Dave's work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV…