Both of these photos are from the same wedding, at the most excellent Barn at Bury Court. I took the first on one side of the venue (with my camera in a transparent shower cap to protect it from the rain) and the second, later, on the other side, when the rain had stopped.
Obligatory film photographer sneer: Apparently sports snappers have to change their technique every time a new generation of digital cameras comes out because the shutter lag—the time between your pressing the button and the camera capturing the moment—gets smaller with every improvement in technology. Apparently.
I always assumed they put the camera on burst mode, taking 3-5 frames each time. That’s what I do anyway, but you’ll notice that I tend not to get invited to photograph major sports events.
I thought they just shot continuously as well, but I read an article this week online—one that I would have linked to if I could remember where—that said otherwise. I’ve got to concede that the newest and most expensive digital SLRs can now shoot more frames per second than my 90s vintage Dynax 9.
I don’t get invited to photograph major sporting events either. News outlets aren’t keen on waiting two weeks to see the action in black-and-white.
News outlets aren’t keen on waiting two weeks to see the action in black-and-white.
Via Norm, here are some good sports shots from the Olympic games.