Shooting Sports

This is my time of the year to shine with my camera. As my daughter is in track I get to stand on the side lines with my trusty camera in hand and eyeing up my every shot.

I wanted to give you some simple guide lines to help you shoot better outdoor sporting pictures of your kids.

Let’s begin with my favorite setting. I like to shoot sports in Aperture priority mode. This allow me to worry about what I want to focus on either a full focus shot or a soft focus background. And I allow the camera to decided on my shutter speed to capture the moment.

Next I use continues focus. This allow us to have the camera track our subject and lock focus on a moving subject. This is handy because when someone is throwing a javelin or running full speed the camera will track their focus. I have also used this at soccer games.

The main thing is to be ready. Have you camera up and always be looking for the action. Once I had a hot dog in my hand and missed my kid running right in front of me. Silly I know but it happens. And remember to learn is to shoot, shoot and yes shoot. Always try different settings and different angles.

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Technology And Sports

It is amazing how much technology is used in sports today. Everything from keeping score, tracking players speed, talking to players and the most obvious recording all of the action.

I was amazed when the football coach showed me a device that measures the amount of pressure a football player hits a push sled. The device then use wireless technology to send this information to the coach’s smart phone.

If you watch the NFL you will at times see the coach on the sidelines talking into a headset. A lot of times these headsets are connected via wireless to the quart backs helmet.

What has amazed me over the years  is the camera coverage. Years ago you would get one view from the press box. Today we have every angle that is possible. The one camera I think is really cool is the one above the field that is on a zip line and travels back and forth as the players run up and down the field.

In today’s world is would be really hard for any professional sporting team to play their sport without the use of technology. I wonder if you have seen or know of any technology used in sports?

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