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Top 5 ways to improve your sports photography

Photographers only get better from learning from others. Read articles, watch videos and above all else practice, practice, practice!

It’s great to pick up new tips and tricks to try something new and improve your shots.

Have a look at the top 5 sites that cover a range of ways to improve your sports photography.

1. GeoSnapShot: “Taking photos that sell”

Our training videos are awesome (well we would say that!). It’s great sometimes to look at what makes photos that sell and what photos don’t sell and why.

We go through a comprehensive video showing examples of shots and how to take them.

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GeoSnapShot.com provides a global photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. People that organisers events can easily request talented local photographers to attend their events or existing photographers at events can take photos and upload to one convenient online marketplace.

2. Fstoppers: “11 Easy Ways to Improve Your Sports Photography”

There’s a couple of gory shots, but some great advice on capturing the moment after the play has stopped.

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Photo credit: J.J.Watt, Not my best work. Always strive to get better!

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3. Digital Photography School: “8 Tips On How to Photograph Sports”

A short article about the key components to consider when shooting sports photography.

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Photo credit: Pamela Aurino

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4. Photography Mad: “THE PERFECT CAMERA SETTINGS FOR ACTION AND SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY”

It always worries me when someone states the “perfect” settings. As there are never any perfect settings. Yet, this article is informative and doesn’t actually give any perfect settings! Perfect!

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Photo credit: johnthescone

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5. FroKnowsPhoto: “How to Photograph Soccer Tutorial”

You may love him or loath him but “Fro” (aka Jared Polin) takes us through how he photographs a kids soccer game. Watch his process of culling and editing his shots, it’s a long video so you’ll need a cup of tea and a sense of humor!

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What’s you favourite lesson learned from these articles and video? Do you have a tip that was not covered?

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Camera settings for sport photography 

At GeoSnapShot, we want to help you capture that perfect memory.

There are no magic settings that work in every circumstance. However, the following settings are a great place to start for outdoor sports photography.

Watch our videos on setting up your camera and taking sports photos. The video goes through what settings are used. It also explains, the often overlooked area, of setting your focus point.

The following settings are a good place to start for fast moving, outdoor sports photography.

  • Shooting Mode: Manual
  • ISO: Auto
  • Shutter Speed: 1/1250
  • Aperture of F/stop: lowest possible (f2.8, f4.0)
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Image Recording Quality: JEPG (highest)
  • Shutter Drive Mode: High-Speed Continuous
  • Autofocus Mode: Continual Focus Tracking
  • Autofocus Area: Set to Top Third of Viewfinder

Do you shoot at a local sports club or want to earn money from your photography any weekend?

Next article: Top 5 ways to improve your sports photography

GeoSnapShot.com provides a global mass community-based photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. Event organisers can request talented local photographers to attend their events, or existing event photographers can take photos and upload to one convenient online marketplace.