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What's your easy sports to shoot

 
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Feb 22, 2009 10:49 |  #1

We all talk about the hardest competitive sports to shoot, what is your easiest.

Since I usually shoot only NCAA Div II sports, it is Tennis and Rodeo.


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Feb 22, 2009 15:29 |  #2

lauderdalems wrote in post #7380252 (external link)
We all talk about the hardest competitive sports to shoot, what is your easiest.

Since I usually shoot only NCAA Div II sports, it is Tennis and Rodeo.

Having photographed Rugby Union and Rugby League the last few weeks...i'm certainly looking forward to going back to doing some Football (soccer), not least for the better lighting conditions.

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Feb 22, 2009 16:51 |  #3

I'd have to say soccer. I have only shot soccer (love the lighting), basketball (hate the lighting) and baseball. I'm comfortable with shooting soccer so that's my pick.

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Feb 22, 2009 20:55 |  #4

I've only ever shot soccer and football for my school newspaper and yearbook. might be shooting basketball yet this season for a game or two, and I will be shooting quite a bit of baseball this spring/summer. From what I've done though, I had a lot more fun shooting soccer and got much better results. probably because soccer was during the day but football was at night, and I was using my sigma 70-300 f4-5.6. So soccer is definately the easiest/most fun for me.




  
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Feb 22, 2009 21:10 as a reply to  @ seisky's post |  #5

I imagine curling would be easy.:p


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Feb 22, 2009 21:18 as a reply to  @ gh patriot's post |  #6

Have you ever tried to shoot curling? It's damn cold and I kept sliding all over the place. Guess I should have brought my swiffer.




  
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Feb 22, 2009 21:21 as a reply to  @ computerguru3190's post |  #7

Fishing;)

No seriously, I would say soccer.


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Feb 22, 2009 22:02 |  #8

I'd say soccer. Better lighting than basketball.


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Feb 23, 2009 02:14 |  #9

I've shot AFL, rugby league, a marathon and cricket. I think that's it so far. Cricket was simple. The marathon was simple too but the fact that they were running towards me and that I didn't know about the custom function (using the * to focus) stuffed me up. AFL was hard and rugby league wasn't too hard but it was in a way as I stayed at one end with my 70-200mm.




  
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Feb 23, 2009 02:18 |  #10

For me, skiing is one of easiest sports to shoot. Volleyball on the other side, is one of sports, where it's not so easy to get cool photos... at least for me. But luckily volleyball is not over in one minute, so it's not a problem to get 10 good photos either :)


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Feb 23, 2009 03:55 |  #11

Power Lifting. I shot a High School competition this last week, I had my mentor check my lighting setup and I just had to get the Competitors in Full Frame each time....Very simple


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Feb 23, 2009 07:48 as a reply to  @ TMCCaptured's post |  #12

I'm not sure any sport is all that easy to shoot but I think sports we're familiar with and enjoy are easier to shoot than those unfamiliar to us. I grew up playing baseball and love to watch the game being played live or on TV. I find it much easier to shoot than soccer or basketball -- games I don't play nor care to watch.


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Feb 23, 2009 14:34 |  #13

Football. You know where the play is, you usually know where it's going and it is usually pretty dramatic. Easy to shoot (unless it's a night game at a high school).


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Feb 23, 2009 17:51 |  #14

I would say the easiest event I cover is golf, you always know where the player will be.


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Feb 25, 2009 11:36 |  #15

gromeo wrote in post #7390632 (external link)
I would say the easiest event I cover is golf, you always know where the player will be.


Yeah, but will you be in the right spot at the right time? For me golf is hard because you really have to see how your location to the player will play into the shot. The layouts are always changing as the game advances and you need to be more than a couple steps ahead of the player in order to get an interesting shot....Anyone can walk up to a golfer and take a shot.


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