I love taking action photos. Most of the photos I take could be considered action shots because there is something happening that I did not pose or set up. To get better sports and action shots, first we need to look at what makes a great action photo.

What Makes a Great Action or Sports Shot

A great action shot makes you feel the excitement of the moment. It should make you hold your breath for a second, gasp out loud, and have you looking for more. It might be the thrill of the basket going into the hoop during a basketball game, or your favorite four-legged friend tearing along the beach. These are the photos that grace the covers of sports magazines that get a reader to pick them off the shelf. Here ...

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