Catch That Shot!

Catch That Shot!

Sports Photography Tips from Sierra sharp shooter Christian Pondella By Seth Lightcap • Photos by Christian Pondella Skier Chris Davenport climbs and skis the Mountaineer’s Route on Mt. Whitney, spring 2008. Do you ever wish your camera had an auto setting labeled ‘Amazing Action Shot’? You’re not alone. Despite how easy it is to flip your camera to the ‘sports’ setting and hit the shutter button as your buddy blows past you skiing, biking, or paddling, it’s surprisingly hard to come away from the moment with a stellar image of the action. Whether the shot is well–framed but blurry or focused but missing half a head, there are a lot of ways a one-chance shot can be flubbed. Sure you can blame a little bit of your inability on a slow point and shoot camera, but the reality is, catching a striking action shot takes a lot more skill than...
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