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Chapter Eight. Shooting Sports Like a Pro: How to Get Professional Results f...

Chapter Eight. Shooting Sports Like a Pro: How to Get Professional Results from Your Next Sports Shoot

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SHUTTER SPEED: 1/125 SEC     F-STOP: F/14     ISO: 200     FOCAL LENGTH: 24MM     PHOTOGRAPHER: SCOTT KELBY

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I know that these chapter intros are just here for a mental break, and they’re not actually supposed to provide any useful information whatsoever, and I think I’ve done a fairly good job of living up to that lofty goal so far. However, I’m very passionate about shooting sports, and this is the only place I have to pass on a warning that is actually based in truth (or at least as based in truth as that movie The Perfect Storm was). Anyway, if you are a serious fan of college or pro sports, I want to tell you up front that you will rue the day you actually shoot on the field, because you will never, ever, ever, in a bazillion years even consider going back into the stands like a regular fan again. You will be literally ruined for life. Here’s why: you get spoiled down on the field of play. It’s a different game down there. It’s not like what you see on television. You see, on TV, when you see a cornerback and a wide receiver jawboning back and forth before the snap, you figure they’re trash talking. Talking smack. Occasionally, they are, but you know what they’re mostly talking about? Nine times out of 10, they’re talking about the gear the photographers on the....Image of a second or higher” and just then the quarterback called an audible and yelled “Get me close to that guy with the 400mm f/2.8—I want to see if it’s the new model with the nano coating.” This goes on all game long, game after game, city after city. The players call it “camera smack” and just because you don’t hear about it on TV, doesn’t mean it’s not happening.


  

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