By sports photography we mean taking pictures of sporting events that involve action and movement. If the pictures are not sharp and do not depict fast movement that take place in a sequence, the purpose of a good sports photograph will not be achieved. That exciting movement of action must be caught by the camera and this movement is caught by a fast shutter speed which freezes the motion.
[...] Skating - The ideal position for photographing a skating event is on the outside of the track where skaters can be taken head-on. The camera should be pre-focused at the spot where the skaters would be in best action/posture. Tennis - Two best positions on the tennis court are either the centre of the sides or at the server's ends. A slightly elevated angle is still better. Here again a particular zone can be selected and shot when action takes place there. [...]
[...] Exposure Like any photography the exposure in sports photography is dependent on the light available where the event is taking place. At the same time, the shutter speed must be able to arrest the movement of the subject. Since action shots are only possible at wide apertures, shallow depth of field is natural, which cannot be avoided. Techniques in Some Events Football - The best position for photographing a football match is the goal line. A very high shutter speed, say 1/1000th second, is essential because it is here that peak action takes place. [...]
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