Fearless Photographer: Sports, 1st Edition

  • Michael Skelps
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  • ISBN-10: 1305381254
  • ISBN-13: 9781305381254
  • DDC: 779.9796
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 195 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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If you're ready to start capturing high-quality sports photographs, FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHER: SPORTS will put you in the middle of the action. You'll learn the fundamentals of the craft--its theory, equipment, and techniques--from a leading sports photographer. You'll explore recommended hardware options, such as camera bodies and lenses, and you'll get a thorough grounding in the building blocks of great sports photography, including shooting modes, shutter speed, aperture, framing, and much more. You'll also learn how to deal with the challenge of shooting in various lighting and weather conditions. The book's many sample images and screenshots clarify the instruction and help to illustrate camera settings and post-capture workflow. Learn to take great action photos from a pro who has shot at hundreds of sporting events.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
About the Author.
1: What It Takes to be a Great Sports Photographer.
2: The Challenges of Sports Photography.
3: Photography Concepts.
4: Camera Equipment.
5: Understanding and Managing Exposure.
6: Understanding and Managing White Balance.
7: Focus.
8: Framing and Composition.
9: Shooting in Ideal Conditions.
10: Low-Light Photography.
11: Backlit Subjects.
12: Shooting in Inclement Weather.
13: File Considerations.
14: Workflow and Image Enhancement.
15: Safety.
16: Conclusion.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Skelps

Michael Skelps earned a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia and served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer. After joining corporate America as an IT and communications manager at United Technologies, he founded Capstone Photography in 2005, which has grown to become New England's leading sports photography company. Through its network of more than 250 photographers, Capstone photographs more than 350,000 athletes each year and has taken millions of photos to date. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children and enjoys serving thousands of athletes each month.