Successful Sports Photography Table of Contents

  • Introduction 10
    • Photography 11
    • Sports Photography 13
    • Challenges 13
      • You Don’t Get to Choose the Venue or Location of Your Shoot 14
      • You Don’t Get to Choose the Lighting 14
      • You Don’t Get to Choose the Moment 14
    • Rewards 15
    • Who are We? 15
      • ProPix Photography, LLC 15
      • Terance Ostrander 15
      • Todd Cherry 16
      • Scott Wells 16
    • What Sports Can We Help You With? 16
  • 2 Quick Start 18
    • Set the Mode 18
    • Set Your ISO 19
    • White Balance 19
    • Test Shots 20
    • Find a Good Location 20
    • Anticipate the Action 20
  • 3 The Right Equipment For the Job 21
    • What to Look For in a Camera 21
      • What Features Do I Need? 21
    • Lenses Needed for Sports Photography 22
      • Lenses Can Be Expensive 22
    • Accessories 23
      • Batteries and Battery Grips 24
      • Memory Cards 24
      • Memory Card Readers 25
      • Monopod 26
      • Tripod Ring 27
      • Camera Bag 27
    • Photographer Attire 28
      • Hot Weather 29
      • Rain 29
      • Snow 29
  • 4 Caring For Your Equipment 31
    • Organization 31
    • Camera 31
      • Lenses 31
      • Camera Sensor 33
      • Preventing Dirty Lenses 33
  • 5 The Right Camera Settings 35
    • Full Automatic Mode 35
    • Programmed Mode 35
    • Shutter Speed 36
      • What to Expect When Using a Slow Shutter Speed 38
      • How to Use Shutter Priority 38
    • Aperture 39
    • ISO 41
    • White Balance 42
      • Auto White Balance (AWB) 42
    • Lighting 43
      • Sunny 43
      • Cloudy 44
      • Indoors 44
    • Light Metering Modes 44
      • Average Metering/Evaluative 45
      • Spot Metering/Center Weighted 45
      • Center Weighted Average Metering 45
    • Focusing 45
      • Manual Focus 45
      • Auto Focus 45
      • Pre-Focus 46
    • Single and Continuous Mode 46
    • Quality 46
      • Pixels 46
      • What Is a Megapixel? 46
      • Is More Really Better? 47
      • What Setting Should I Use? 47
      • Storage Considerations 47
    • File Formats 47
      • JPEG 47
      • JPEG Quality/Compression 48
      • RAW 49
  • 6 The Event Process 50
    • Pre-Event 50
      • Batteries Fully Charged 50
      • Memory Cards Emptied 51
      • Lenses and Bag Organized 51
      • Know Where You Are Going 52
      • Clothing 52
      • Event 52
      • Review and Delete 52
      • Exchanging Memory Cards 52
      • Changing Batteries 53
    • Post Event 53
      • Transfer Photos From the Camera to the Computer 53
      • Put the Memory Cards Back in The Correct Location 54
      • Charge the Batteries 54
      • Organize Your Bag 55
  • 7 Composing Exciting Action Shots 57
    • Framing a Great Shot 57
    • Location, Location, Location 58
      • Right up Front 58
      • Not With the Spectators 58
      • In the Stands 58
      • Outdoors 59
      • Don’t Stay in One Place 59
    • How to Get the Good Spots 60
      • Tricks of the Trade 60
      • Press Pass 61
      • Trade for Access 61
      • Be Where You Can Capture the Face 61
    • Anticipate the Action 62
      • Timing 62
      • Unplanned Moments 63
      • Obstacles 63
      • Vertical or Horizontal 63
      • Rule of Thirds 63
      • Angles 64
    • What Shots to Take 64
      • Single Athlete 64
      • The Whole Team 65
      • Preparation 66
      • Be Aware 66
      • Safe Shots 66
  • 8 Team Photos 67
    • Preparation 68
    • When 68
      • Before 68
      • After 69
      • Awards 70
      • Scheduled Time 70
      • Location and Lighting 71
      • Background 71
      • Lighting 72
      • Outdoors 73
      • Indoors 73
    • Posing 73
      • Make Sure They See You 75
      • Capturing Smiles 75
      • You Need to Smile 75
    • Framing 75
      • Crop Close 76
      • Make It Fun and Fast 76
    • Additional Tips 77
      • Different Angles 77
      • Take Multiple Shots 77
      • Be Creative 77
      • Using a Tripod 78
      • Enlist an Assistant 78
    • Large Teams 79
  • 9 Outdoor Sports 80
    • Sunny 80
    • Overcast or Shady 81
    • Rain 81
    • Snow and Cold 81
    • Camera Settings 82
  • 10 Indoor Sports 83
    • Location 83
    • Lighting and White Balance 84
    • ISO and Shutter Speed 84
  • 11 Photo Editing 86
    • Desktop Editing 86
      • Photo Managers 87
      • Photo Editors 87
    • Online Editing 87
    • Editing Process 88
    • Cropping 88
    • Aspect Ratio 89
      • Color & Exposure Correction 90
      • Batch Processing Your Photos 92
  • 12 Enjoy & Preserve Your Sports Photos 96
    • Electronically 96
    • Prints 96
    • Calendars 97
    • Photo Books 97
    • Slide Shows 97
    • Edit, Delete, and Tag 97
    • Share and Enjoy Your Photos 98
    • Preserving Your Photos 98
      • USB 99
      • Internet Backup 99
  • 13 Sharing Photos In A Digital World 100
    • Email 100
    • On the TV 101
    • Photo-Sharing Websites 102
      • Photo Editing with Flickr 103
      • Organizing Photos at Flickr 104
  • 14 Conclusions 105
    • Practice 105
    • Have Fun 106
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