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Photographing Tennis: A Guide for Photographers, Parents, Coaches & Fans Paperback – July 17, 2012
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The pages of Photographing Tennis: A Guide for Photographers, Parents, Coaches & Fans offer a breakdown of everything the photographer needs to know before heading to court: how to choose the right gear, how to choose positions to shoot from, strategies for composing photos, techniques for timing, how to capture the ball and freeze motion, and more.
Complete with 120 photos and 15 illustrations, Photographing Tennis will quickly have you creating winning shots on court.
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- There are a few points in the book where there are so many ideas are being discussed in the same paragraph that you may feel he is rambling on and it may be easy to get confused. Just stop, take a deep breath and re-read the paragraph.
- Almost all of the "rules" and tips discussed in the book, though are geared toward tennis, apply to all sports photography. In addition many suggestions follow important rules of photography in general.
- The specific information given is invaluable. "Photographing Tennis" doesn't just touch the surface of topics, it goes well into depth leaving you with few if any questions.
- The photographs and diagrams enhance all the topics being discussed.
- This is a great reference. If there is a topic you have questions on it's easy to locate an answer, read up, and improve your photos.
- This book really tries to turn you into a GWC (guy with a camera), to someone who is taking professional quality images.
This book is a must have for sports photographers looking to improve their images. Before investing in another piece of equipment, spend a few bucks on this book.Read more ›
Although I've been photographing for many years now, I've never shot tennis before, and have not even been to a match at any level. His talk and photos inspired me to go to the US Open and shoot some. OK, a lot. This book certainly helped me start off on the right foot. The book is very comprehensive and easy to follow, covering topics like:
- Professionalism and etiquette
- Equipment - cameras, lenses, teleconverters, filters, support,
- Shooting angles, composition and backgrounds
- Lighting - natural light, artificial light, mixed light
- Technique - auto, manual
- Timing your shots for best results
- Different types of tennis strokes
- Includes many great photographs
- An appendix of online resources
... and more.
I found much of the advice very helpful. You don't have to read the book sequentially; it's OK to go back and forth between chapters. But please read the first chapter; there's a reason why it's chapter one. I will certainly re-read the book next time before shooting. The book will be well worth your while.
I've had the book for a week. I've already seen a big improvement in the photos I've taken at the US Open. Its an easy to use resource that I will rely on for technical advice as well as learning from the many color photos in the book.
Considering my investment in lenses, camera, etc., this book is an absolute bargain.