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Fig. 24 An example of sports photography. Image courtesy of Michael Peres.

Virtually any photograph taken during a sporting event, during the practices leading up to that event, or during the event’s aftermath qualifies as a sports photograph. Virtually anyone who can aim a camera at a sports subject can take a sports picture. Knowledge of the particular sport greatly improves a photographer’s chances of making good photographs of its action. So does knowledge of action and how the camera sees it.

Today the camera of choice for almost all amateur and professional sports photography is the DSLR camera. Improvements in digital technology enable ...

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