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14th of March 2007 (Wed), 22:47
am realy keen to get into sports photography and i was wondering what the best way to get into it and wat equipment i would need for it. :D
15th of March 2007 (Thu), 00:02
Well you don't have the worst combo to start with in your list, thats pretty much all i have, which sport are you looking at shooting?
15th of March 2007 (Thu), 01:21
just about any sports i can get to really including motosports
15th of March 2007 (Thu), 01:31
Well read as much about each sport you want to try on here and then get down to your local field and practice practice practice, post your results on here and you wil learn a lot! As for motorsport, it has its' own sperate section on here so you may learn a lot from there
15th of March 2007 (Thu), 03:48
any thing else i can do to get into the buisness of sports photography
15th of March 2007 (Thu), 08:59
Sports Shooting Tutorials and Advice (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=135417)
Motorsport Shooting Tips, Tutorials and Advice (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2830870)
15th of March 2007 (Thu), 09:42
I suggest, if you are looking at getting into the business of photography, making up a business plan. You need to know - before you start the venture - exactly what it is you want to do and how you plan to go about it. This was the greatest tip I was ever given.
Secondly, for equipment, they greatly depend on which sports.
For basketball or indoor sports (i.e. poorly lit gyms), you will DEFINITELY need a fast lens. I, personally use my 70-200 2.8L IS and my 85 1.8 (switch between the two at half time usually). Your 30D will be perfect for it, as it handles noise really well so shooting at ISO 1600 won't be a problem.
If you are shooting outdoors, you are pretty much game (within reason) with any 70-200 (ish) lens. You will just have to alter your ISO so you can get fast enough shutter speeds.
For sports photography, I strongly suggest having a solid understanding of the sport before you shoot it. That way you know how the timing of the game is laid out, how it's played, where the ball will be going next, etc, etc.
Best of luck!
16th of March 2007 (Fri), 21:39
What level are you trying to get into? It very easy to start with the little lads, very hard starting with the pros. Start by asking if you can take pictures of the players, coaches , refs kids with parents and give them freebies of your work. This will snowball with the parent's asking to buy more pics and most important getting your name and work known. Also, you can ask your local newspaper if you can freelance for them. Tip shoot every player during warmups. This way you know that you got everyone, just in case if someone does not play the day you are shooting. I agree with bcap, fast glass is a most for sports.
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