I am far from being a professional photographer, but every Saturday for the next few weeks, and then for years to come, I am going to pretend that I am one. Because, with a sports minded husband and children, I am destined to spend many, many hours watching my kids play sports. And my job, besides acting like a loon on the sidelines and embarrassing them in front of all of their friends, is to document their sporting activities.
And I suspect that many of you will be in the same situation, if you aren’t already.
So, what is an amateur photographer supposed to do? You can either cross your fingers and hope for the best, or take a few minutes to learn from my mistakes. After a couple of years of photographing games and swim lessons, and picking through many photography misses, I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks for the average mom or dad (or grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, babysitter, etc), to help get you on the right track.
You may not be up for a Pulitzer Prize, but at least you’ll have some great shots that your family can enjoy for years to come. And better yet, instead of stressing over getting the “perfect shot,” you might actually enjoy the photographic process!
You can check out my advice below and then tell me, have you ever captured the perfect sports shot of your kid(s)? If you can, share a link in the comments!
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