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Feb 25, 2009 12:33 |  #16

Outdoor Archery-they are standing completely still all in a line and if you get it right you can catch the arrow release or in flight , indoors the lighting is usually awful.


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Feb 25, 2009 13:36 |  #17

Fishing - unless you're trying to catch the instant that the fish hits a topwater bait, if you get that, you're amazing in my book.


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Feb 25, 2009 14:53 |  #18

As far as my "easiest" sport to shoot I would say its lacrosse.

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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.

Technically speaking golf really isn't that hard. Get a long lens, set your exposure and shoot. What makes golf hard is hauling gear around for 18 holes while trying to stay ahead of the group.

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Feb 25, 2009 17:18 |  #19

I saw a shot of someone shooting a golf tourney and he had like 6 bodies on him...crazy.

Anyway, I have to agree about lacrosse - It's a fast paced sport but it is pretty easy to catch the players in a great form. I recently shot my first LAX game (RU vs. Villanova) and was surprised at how many keepers I came away with.


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Feb 27, 2009 00:30 |  #20

Football, softball, baseball and basketball.




  
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Feb 27, 2009 09:26 |  #21

rdompor wrote in post #7404159 (external link)
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.

The events I cover in my area I have covered for the past four years, so I know the layouts well (unless the course went thru a major renovation). During the first day of the tourny I will walk the course to see if their have been any changes. Most events only have a handful of really good shooting spots, by this I mean the BG is clean no signs no people in the BG and the lighting is good. In the media centers you can pick up pin placements for the day, so you know the hole location.
This is from the 72nd hole at Bay Hill last year
I know Tiger reads his put from the back so I wanted the clean BG of the lake, and I also wanted the shot from behind as he putted. The only unknown is, which way he would turn if he made it. As you can see I got the shots I wanted. #3 would have been better from the left side. By planning ahead you are able to get into the desired position.

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Feb 27, 2009 14:21 |  #22

Ice hockey, but that's probably just because it's what I've shot the most of.


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Feb 27, 2009 18:34 |  #23

sun5150 wrote in post #7416418 (external link)
Football, softball, baseball and basketball.

Wonder what sport is your hardest if these are your easy ones
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Feb 28, 2009 11:01 as a reply to  @ lauderdalems's post |  #24

Got to be (American) football cos it's what I shoot the most. I love the way there's never a 'down' moment - there's always something to shoot. Teaches you a lot about 'chimping' i.e. every time you look at a photo you've just shot, you've missed an opportunity to shoot something (potentially) better.


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Mar 02, 2009 05:04 |  #25

Powerlifting. Lots of facial expressions and not a lot of moving around.


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Mar 03, 2009 16:09 as a reply to  @ mdruziak's post |  #26

Hey all,

I would say baseball is the easiest if you know the game stategies. The action is fast enough to make for some great shots, and there is enough time between the action that you can possibly move to get into the best position for a shot.

For anything above HS Varsity level, without a press pass, you are on your own.:(

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Mar 03, 2009 16:23 |  #27

None - even the easy sport of baseball (since I shoot it so much) gets difficult trying to figure out new things to do and mix it up. If it's easy then you need to start trying new things :)


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Mar 08, 2009 15:10 |  #28

Probably soccer for kids ages 13 and younger because they don't move all that quick, and it's over the summer where the lighting is perfect to use a fast shutter speed and catch a great image. But hockey or golf is by far my favorite to shoot.


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