4 Sports Photo Shoot Tips
This website has nice photo galleries of beaches and bicycling. When I offered to create a gallery for one of my pickleball groups it quickly became apparent, that, unlike beaches and bicycling galleries, I would not have multiple locations, different times of day, or a whole lot variety. I needed a set of sports photo shoot tips.
For beaches, aside from locations and times of day, there was sitting, surfing, volleyball, board walk, etc. For bicycling there was lone riders, small groups, causal, racing, pacelines, eating and resting.
For the pickleball shoot (or baseball, basketball, football, and other ball and net sports, there are limits.
I needed to think differently. The full gallery is here.
Here are my Sports Photo Shoot Tips
These tips are not about the camera or shooting modes. I assume you know how to use your camera to get effective shots.
#1 Angles With Action
Wide angle, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, looking down and looking up.
I took many of each type of shot, then selected the best for the presentation.
#2 Groupings With And Without Action
#3 Collages With Action
#4 Get Creative
If you have the ability a little creativity breaks up the sequence and keeps the gallery interesting.
Above all. Have fun. I took about 300 photos over 10 days and put about 35 into my final presentation.
Some more sports photo shooting tips are here.