If you enjoy watching football, there are more opportunities than ever to catch your favourite team in action on television. But, despite all the camera angles, replays, and High Definition coverage, I still find that a well shot photograph actually taken at a game can speak volumes – capturing every ounce of sweat and toil the player is spilling, and holding that moment forever. If you would like to try this challenging, but ultimately rewarding genre, here are some digital photography tricks to help you on your way. A game over your local park is a great place to experiment.
Consider your position. Where you base yourself will have a massive impact on your final shots. Get on the side and close to one end if you want to take good shots of players running past and also a wide view of the goalmouth for any action here, or shots on target. For thrilling shots of players coming straight towards you, put yourself behind the touchline, at either side of the net. Beware of that striker who’s off target, though!
Put on your neutral head. If you support one of the teams, or have family playing, try to dismiss this and ensure you capture photos of both teams. Watch the game purely as a photographer, this will ensure you don’t miss opportunities that may pass you by if you concentrate on only one team or player.
Obviously, the real digital photography tricks come into play when เว็บบอล ufabet ออนไลน์ controlling the camera’s settings. Try shooting in Aperture Priority (Av) mode, setting the aperture as wide as possible. Depending on the lens, settings of around f/4 or f/6 should provide enough depth of field to successfully blur distracting backgrounds. In Av mode, shutter settings will adjust automatically, influenced by the lighting conditions, in order to maintain correct exposure.
In many situations, to the serious cameraman, RAW images are preferred to JPEGs, mainly because of the level of enhancement you can make subsequently in Photoshop, or equivalent. However, in this case, continuous shooting mode should be used as you will want to take multiple shots of the action. Therefore, consider shooting in JPEG for this assignment, which will allow for an increased amount of shots to be captured without the need to change the memory card.
Finally, to help control the camera, manually change the AF (autofocus) settings from Auto Point to central AF point. This allows you to dictate which part of the action to focus on, instead of the camera doing this for you (and possibly choosing the wrong part). In truth, I use the central AF point for nearly all of my photographs, whatever the situation, and it has not let me down to date.