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Readers Photo Challenge: Good sports

Sports photography is hard. The first thing one has to do is to master timing. Knowing when to press the shutter button is no minor thing and, like the sports themselves, takes practice, practice, practice to learn. All that is hard enough, but on top of that one also has to consider other sound photographic […]

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A sharp-eyed reader pointed out a mistake in the deadline for the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment “Sports.” The correct date is Saturday, Oct. 11. Sorry for the confusion. Here are the rules (corrected) once again: 1. Entries can be emailed to coto@recordnet.com. Type in “Sports” in the subject line. 2. Photos have to be […]

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Sports on the cheap

There are some sporting events where it helps to have an expensive piece of equipment. Those are usually situations are when you need a long telephoto lens with low-light capabilities, such as night or indoor events. Those lenses can cost thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars. There are other times when you can get […]

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The sporting life

The next Readers Photo Challenge assignment is sports. This is the time of year where there are a plethora of sporting events being played in one form or another. Your photos can be of an organized sports event or it could be of a friend or family member playing table tennis, or swimming or out […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Putting things in motion

  The latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment is: Motion. I have a friend who’s always complaining that he can’t get a good action shot of his daughter playing on her high school volleyball and basketball teams. Conveying movement in a photo can be problematic for those not practiced in shooting it. There are two main […]

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Making an entrance

To rally the fans at the start of high school football games, some teams try to make a flashy entrance. The traditional method is to have the team charge onto the field through a large paper banner held by the cheerleaders. In more recent years, some teams have adopted an inflatable gateway for the team […]

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Sound system

West’s Will Kaigler is tackled by Granite Bay’s John Kendall during a varsity football game at West High in Tracy. (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/400th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 2500) At the high school level many football field’s public address systems are barely adequate. Sound quality can be static and spotty. Not […]

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With the coming of football season, I’m not just shooting sports action, but sports portraits as well. When I’m given an assignment to shoot and athlete of any sport, it’s usually because their achievements or abilities make them stand out from the pack.   Zach Devaney is a tight end and linebacker for Argonaut High […]

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Double your fun

Creating a double-exposure photo is a lot easier now than in the days of film. In those old days, there were two main avenues to take — in-camera and in the darkroom, each in turn with two techniques of their own. Stockton Port’s pitcher Pedro Figueroa’s form is displayed in a multiple exposure shot as […]

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In and out of position

Stockton Ports’ Michael Richard is forced out at second by San Jose Giants’ Brian Bocock during a California League game at the Banner Island Ballpark in downtown Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300m. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/4. ISO: 400).On occasion I’ve been asked” “where’s the best spot to shoot sports?” The answer is: […]

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