Sports And Action Photography Tip Number 7....Don't Miss Great Photos Because Of Daydreaming
Tip #7) Don't Miss Great Shots Because Of Daydreaming.... Daydreaming and sports photography are not a good combination if you want to get some great action sports photos.
You must always be alert and ready for the next good action sequence to happen. If you are daydreaming and looking at some cute girls in the bleachers, you will be missing some good action shots. The action happens so fast in sports photography, so if you daydream for a second you could miss something special.
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I've done it many times. There seems to be nothing exciting going on so you start to scan the crowd, and then....BAAAMMMM, a player scores a touchdown, or a hockey or soccer player scores a goal, or a basketball player dunks the ball, and you missed it totally, because you were daydreaming. Not good if you want to capture some great action sports photography.
You have to fight off the urge to daydream. Even when nothing cool seems to be happening, like a hockey player is just skating the puck up the middle of the ice rink, another player could come along and totally flatten the puck carrier. If you were paying attention and following the play, you could have gotten some great action sports photos of one hockey player leveling another and arms and legs and helmets flying all over the rink.
That's what makes for great action sports photography, when you capture something special that happens so fast, that the human eye barely sees it, but since you were paying attention and not daydreaming, you captured the awesome action on your camera.
It is already difficult to capture great action sports photography, but if you are always daydreaming or doing something other than following the action with your camera ready, then it makes it even harder to capture anything good.
So even if you are bored out of your mind, because nothing seems to be happening, stay focused, pay attention, follow the action with your camera ready, and you will be capturing some great action sports photography. Sports illustrated will be calling your number to work for them....haha