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5 Essential Tips for Soccer Moms

Moms are so busy that it’s hard to have time to plan every little detail of shooting a soccer game that their child is playing in. After you rush home from work or have had a busy stay at home mom day, it’s hard to remember everything when jetting off to soccer games. Here are 5 great tips for taking …

20 Tips for Photographing Youth Basketball

Shooting basketball can be a tough job.  All those plays looked great while you watched them live.  Maybe you got so caught up, you even forgot to shoot some of them.  Heck, they even looked good on the back of the LCD.  Then you got home, and they were blurry, grainy, and not what you remembered.  Below are 20 tips …

Great Dance Recital Photographs in Nine Easy Steps

If you ever get a chance to photograph a dance recital, make sure you jump, pirouette or even two-step at the chance.  That’s because photographing a dance recital is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your photographic skills, and make a whole bunch of kids extremely happy at the same time. The first time I was asked to photograph a dance …

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How to Focus in Sports Photography

One of the most basic principles of photography is to get the photo in sharp focus. It makes sense, then, that there is nothing harder and more frustrating than trying to shoot a moving target! This problem is never more obvious than in sports photography. Athletes dart around the playing field with lightning quick moves – a juke left, a …

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Best Shutter Speed for Sports and Action Photography

Most of us, at one time or another, have tried to take pictures of a sporting event or some other action shot and been very disappointed with the results. Often, the resulting photograph is merely an incomprehensible blur when what we really wanted to capture was some incredible action! Without knowing a few basic pieces of information, it can be …

10 Tips for Stunning Action Photography

Action Photography Tip #1: Plan ahead! Carefully plan where you will set up.  This is probably the biggest mistake for action photographers.  I can’t tell you how many parents I see on the sidelines shooting their son’s soccer game from the middle of the field.  Since the action will mostly occur near the goal, that is a much better place …