It’s that time of year again—school sports are underway! Time to dust off your long lens, put on your sunscreen, and get out on the field. We decided to put ourselves in the khaki vests and knee pads of a professional sports photographer and try our hand at photos that could match the pros.
First, to better understand what it takes to be a great sports photographer, we talked to one. Scot Tucker, a freelance photographer and professor of photojournalism at San Francisco State University has worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, Napa Valley Register, Associated Press, and has had photos published in Sports Illustrated.
Whether you're trying to capture your kid's football pass or a friend's finishing stretch of a marathon, the following tips will help you take the best sports photo possible.
This article features photos taken by Lauren Crabbe, a Macworld intern and Samantha Waidler, a freelance photographer in Santa Fe, New Mexico.