2. Football: Xs and Os

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University of Oregon running back Kenjon Barner fends off UCLA DB Sheldon Price in a 2009 game at the Rose Bowl.

Canon EOS-1D Mk III, Canon EF 400mm f2.8L, f4 @ 1/4000, ISO 400.

So, you have the right gear for shooting football and some technical information on exposure settings, focus, and so on. You also have some general thoughts on what makes a great football photo. Now let’s head down to the sidelines and talk about different assignments, shooting positions, and some game-time strategy.

Approaching the Game

How I approach a game depends entirely on the type of assignment I’ve been given. At Sports Illustrated, we might ...

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