One of the trickiest types of photography for me is sports photography. Trying to catch just that right moment in a well focused action shot can be challenging to say the least. It also doesn’t help that my kids are more into video games than sports, so it’s not like I get a lot of chance to practice. However, both of my sons always played baseball in the summertime, so I tried to experiment a little each year.
Using a tripod at baseball didn’t really appeal to me because I like being able to move around quickly behind and beside the diamond to get different shots, so sometimes I had camera shake issues if I was zooming in a great deal. Plus for infield shots, you often have fencing obstructing your view to deal with. I did learn to use a fast shutter speed and sometimes I tried continuous shooting as well to really catch the action. My first attempts were not the best, but as the years went by I began to improve. I love this shot of my youngest son, Daniel, because of how I caught him mid-swing with such a look of concentration and determination on his face. There is also a tiny bit of blur on the bat which shows the motion. Any feedback on this shot would be welcomed. Do you have any secrets for sports photography?