I have been involved with sports all of my life. Anyone who really knows me would be able to confirm that. So I guess it is only natural that I would enjoy shooting sport. Any sport. Sometimes the more obscure the sport the more fun it is to shoot.
I have been shooting with Curling Canada for twenty four years. Every year I shoot at least one national championship and occasionally I’ll shoot the world championships.
I have shot all of our local Vancouver professional teams. I shoot youth soccer for our local association. Skiing. Wind surfing…anything with action to help hone the creative skills.
I like to think I approach each sport with a different point of view. If I am shooting a soccer game the ball almost always has to be in the frame for the shot to make sense. Curling is usually a reaction sport. So wait till the shot is made and then shoot the reactions, from either team.
But most of the usual photography ideas are true when shooting sports. Fill the frame. Watch for mergers and of course the decisive moment.
I will expand on all of these themes in future posts.