Today I got to spend a beautiful sunny day surrounded by
family. Why? Because it’s Father’s day of course! And Father’s day in my family means a Reading Phillies game. Whoohoo!
Last year, my sister didn’t get to go to the Father’s day
game because her little one didn’t arrive until early August. This year both she and the little one got to
come to the game.
Naturally, when family gets together (especially if it involves an outing) there will be photos.
I have some shots of the players and the field, but let's face it, sometimes the baby gets all the attention. :)
Lesson 1: If your goal is to take photos during a baseball
game, consider getting seats in front of those you want to take pictures of or
sit on the end. It makes getting group
Lesson 2: If you only have one camera, there may be times
when you have to choose between family (up close) and players (far away). Knowing
when family is likely to interact more (7th inning stretch) will
help you know when you’ll get more shots with each lens.
Lesson 3: Knowing how the sport is played helps know where
the next shot will be. For example, if
you know the play is at second it can help to have your settings already
focused on the second base, since action shots require you to act fast you
might not have time to set up if you wait until the move it made.