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Shooting the Special Olympics tomorrow. Advice and tips please

 
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Apr 01, 2011 16:26 |  #1

So I volunteered to do some photography for the Special Olympics here in Arizona. Originally I figured that there would be lots of photographers there but turns out I'm the only photographer that volunteered :lol:

It's Track and Field events so I'm guessing like hurdles, running stuff like that. Seeing the gear in my signature what would you all suggest I use? My plan was to use my 70-200 on my 7D for action shots and my XSi with my Sigma for up close stuff sound good?

I know I really shouldn't be nervous since I'm not being paid and it's just a volunteer thing but I really want to deliver them some nice photos. The kids and their families deserve it. I've never shot sports before. Thanks in advance.


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Apr 01, 2011 20:17 |  #2

Yes. :D

Sounds like a plan, I'd go with it. Sounds like fun. More fun than I'll be having tomorrow.


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Apr 01, 2011 23:10 |  #3

I remember being told that the best photos tell a story. The big "story" at Special Olympics is about effort. The other important story is the showing of love by everyone involved. You will most likely have a near impossible task to capture all the participants. I wouldn't worry about the photos being magazine quality. This is one of those occasions when quantity is more important than quality. You will be proud of your effort and others will appreciate it.

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Apr 03, 2011 09:31 |  #4

I'd bring your 300 too.


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Apr 03, 2011 09:57 |  #5

take some tissues.... trust me you'll need them a few times.. :)

Special olympics is one of those things that no matter how manly I am i still tear up watching them compete.


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Apr 03, 2011 10:18 |  #6

Thanks for the tips everyone. Had a blast out there. Now to sorting through 1800 photos is a different story!


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Dec 18, 2013 13:49 |  #7

jchargu3 wrote in post #12148547 (external link)
take some tissues.... trust me you'll need them a few times.. :)

Special olympics is one of those things that no matter how manly I am i still tear up watching them compete.

Ditto.

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