Last week-end was the FISE at Montpellier, so it was a good reason to go and shoot some photos and videos. I guess this could be a “Spare Time Project” as well. I did learn a lot by shooting sport photos ! It is way harder than what I thought. I did use some old optics on my D90 so, aperture, shutter, and so on totally manual, but it’s a really nice way to learn.
Basically this is what I learned :
- Think fast
- Set your camera when nothing happen
- keep your two eyes open (one in the camera, the other one on the field)
- understand what the riders are going/want to do
- always stay aware of what happen
- look every where
- know your gears !
all those things are quite common, and actually that what I mostly do every time I take a picture, but with, what I would call, high speed shooting those things are way more intense !!