4. Let the light in
Learning about exposure is a critical step in taking good sports photos, says Michael. Exposure refers to the amount of light you let the sensor pick up and it determines how light or dark your photographs are.
“I recommend exposing manually where possible,” says Michael. “If you’re not confident, try the TV mode set to 1000/s.” Like all photography, practice makes perfect, so play around with your camera’s settings for action shots in all kinds of light.
5. Pan like a pro
Panning is a great tip for sports photography enthusiasts. Put simply, panning imitates the action of swivelling your head. You move the camera along a horizontal line to achieve a sharply focused subject with a blurry background.
Michael recommends different paced panning for adults and children. “Try panning at 1/15s for adults at full pace,” he offers. “Try a little slower for children, around 1/8s.”