HS Wrestling - How to Make the Pics Interesting?

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
apice Regular Member • Posts: 231
Re: HS Wrestling - How to Make the Pics Interesting?

Gotta disagree with "gandulfc". All sports can be boring if you look for the obvious shots. But there is more to sports than touchdowns and goals.

Wrestling is struggle between two guys that use only brut strength against their opponent. I like to shoot low to get the faces. The backgrounds look better than a colored matte if you shoot down. As play stops you can get a good face shot of an exhausted wrestler trying to recover. I use a 300mm f2.8 to really blur BG along with a wide angle for near stuff. Look for the coaches and other wrestlers  reactions to play as most of them are jumping like crazy.

Not that I'm a big fan of wrestling, but there is plenty of action during the match and on the sidelines  to photograph.

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