Sports photography is all about capturing action and emotion. If you’re looking to convey emotion, you’ll want to shoot tight by either using telephoto lenses or placing yourself as close to the action as possible. If you’re not able to get in close and tight, you can always try and crop down your image in post-processing to highlight facial expression. Look for those images that capture the emotions of intensity, concentratio...

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1. Arrive early- Scout out a location. How flexible is movement and how close can you be to playing field?
2. Light-  Know the direction, intensity, color (is flash allowed). You can stop or show motion.
3. Camera- Know settings that will capture action in your lighting environment (may need two cameras with different focal length
    lenses).

NYPD Boxing Championship at Madison Square Garden. Photo - Clark Thompson w...

Sports photography is all about capturing action and emotion. If you’re looking to convey emotion, you’ll want to shoot tight by either using telephoto lenses or placing yourself as close to the action as possible. If you’re not able to get in close and tight, you can always try and crop down your image in post-processing to highlight facial expression. Look for those images that capture the emotions of intensity, concentratio...

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