Sometimes I like to mix things up and go with a slow shutter speed to create a more painterly look for sports photography. For this shot, I went with 1/6th shutter speed and panned meaning I moved my camera sideways to “follow” the swimmer from left to right. That’s how I got the water to blur (painterly) and the subject (swimmer) is mostly in focus so that you can still tell it’s a man swimming.
I’m always on the lookout for that “different perspective.” After shooting tons of basketball games, many action shots start looking so much alike. Here’s a new perspective on the otherwise, boring shot of a free throw. I got lucky with the large American flag on the opposite wall just behind the other basket.
Photojournalism gives me the opportunity to tell stories of everyday events from my perspective. I enjoy that challenge.
Newberg High School girls water polo wins the 2012 Oregon High School Water Polo Championships and celebrates by dunking their coach in the pool. The Newberg High School girls water polo team celebrates after beating Tualatin in the finals at … Continue reading →
Although I obviously have to get the “action” shots when covering a sporting event, I’m always on the look out for alternatively interesting shots. Here, I grabbed a shot of the George Fox University women’s soccer subs warming up during a time out.