11. Golf and Tennis


Shooting from an elevated position allowed me to capture this athlete with only the court behind him. Because this image was shot at sunset, I was able to expose so that he would pop out of the background.

The Silent Sports

Golf and tennis are hugely popular, especially as leisurely or amateur sports. For the most part, they are played during the day in beautiful areas. Therefore, shooting these sports is very different than shooting other sports. Golf is played on a wide open field; tennis is played on an enclosed court.

In this chapter I’ll discuss how to cover each sport to make great shots.

Poring Over the Picture

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