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5th of February 2006 (Sun), 07:03
This section of the forum is about sharing sports photographs, but there have also been some excellent tutorials and discussions written by some of our highly skilled members and I hope there will be more to come. Rather than make them all sticky (as it will clog the place up) I will link to them from here and make this thread sticky.

I will keep this thread locked to prevent it from becoming untidy. If there is a thread that you think should be included in this list send me a PM.

5th of February 2006 (Sun), 07:03
Q&A Session with Gmen: Sports Photography (http://www.photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=116971)

Best use of location and AF points for motorsport - KennyG (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=135409)

Soccer (Football) Shooting Strategies (http://www.photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=129659)

Why do you guys use manual? AV makes more sense (http://www.photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=130176)

Team Photos -- Techniques and Results (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=112409)

Baseball Shooting Tips and Example Pics (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=136949)

Sports Photography... it's all about LIGHT (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=142078)

Flash photography and Football (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=375847)

7th of March 2007 (Wed), 10:37
Motorsport Shooting Tips, Tutorials and Advice (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=151056)

Ever tried 1/500 sec strobe "Sync"? Maybe you should! (Volleyball)
Strobe sync @ 1/400: Pushing the limits. (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=599450)

Sportsshooter: What are "they" looking for? Read the comments with each shot in the students reviewed portfolios:

Just because you are good at one type of Sports...
Second try at Rugby (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=251907)

...but then, Gavin shoots everything & provides fun captions as well. See his Q&A in Cadwell's link above: Q&A Session with Gmen: Sports Photography
The week's sporting events in images... (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=443789)

Great remote camera advice on sportsshooter (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=277763)

Advice for Gymnastics Photogs (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=292894)

Tips on Boxing (http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=8445)

Mark M. Hancock's great blog on PJ work & how to cover an event for an editor:

Some Volley Ball Tournament Tests **56K Warning!** (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=394723)
More links in post #18.

Motor drive for sports? Lazy?? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=409750)

Getting noticed and moving up... (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=410298)

Great thread on getting started in Sports: NHL Photography (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=412570)

Good advice in High School Hockey - Looking for some true suggestions and answers PLEASE HELP (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1350147)

Help shooting swim meet (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=378076)

Individual and Team Portraits FAQ (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=392779)

Figure Skating--How to focus?? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=444222)

Soccer (Football) Shooting Strategies (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=129659)

On exposure: JeffreyG, post #18 here (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=446500)
So I'll walk in, set the shutter speed I want (say 1/320) for wrestling, f/2, ISO1600 and take a shot. I like to shoot a kid in a white outfit like the example I posted so I can see if his uniform blows out.
Be sure to read the following posts, too.

Need an exposure crutch? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=89123)

Curtis's excellent thread: No more excuses about high ceilings and bounced flash (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=451770)

Strobed Basketball with setup pictures (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=455107)

Let's light some basketball (http://www.gophotography.net/tips/lighting.html) + tips for soccer, football, & baseball.

Indoor Sports and Canon 40D (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=446500)

The Ultimate Setup: Sports illustrated. (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=462071)

UK football - Restrictions on photography at League Football matches (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=495387) Post #6:

2nd of January 2008 (Wed), 08:41
Sports photography Podcast (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=429149) by dmwierz