Photographing track and field events can be a tricky subject. With so much action taking place in a short amount of time it can be difficult to capture the perfect shot. But with some thoughtful planning and preparation, you'll be well on your way to capturing stunning photos of the track and field events you attend.
First, it's important to find the best place to shoot from. Track and field events take place over a large area so scouting out multiple spots will ensure you don't miss a key moment! Depending on how close you are to the action, you may also want to bring along long lenses for distant shots as well as wide angle lenses for closer angles.
Next, get familiar with the schedule of events. Knowing which event is coming up next will give you an idea of what to expect and allow you time to switch lenses or adjust your position if needed. If available, having a copy of the event paperwork so that you can refer back to heat times and other details is also helpful!
Finally, make sure your equipment is set up correctly before starting. This includes checking battery life, memory card storage capacity, image settings such as ISO/exposure/focus points etc., making sure your lens cap is off - just like any other photoshoot!
Photographing track and field events requires patience, practice and attention to detail but with the right preparation it can result in beautiful photos that capture all the excitement and energy of these fast-paced sports competitions! #trackandfieldphotos #sportsphotography