5 Sports Photography Tips

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Pro Tips on Posing for Perfect Pics

Pro Tips on Posing for Perfect Pics

Forget those awkward family photos! HowStuffWorks talked to two photography experts on how to look your best in every photo, every time.

Author's Note

Sports photography is really cool. All photography presents a unique set of challenges, but sports photographers have to grapple with fast-moving players, shoot from a distance, and still take shots without a hint of blur to get their work out there in print and on the Web. I had fun researching the gigantic lenses sports photographers use, but my favorite tip was using slow shutter speeds to introduce some artistic motion blur into a shot. It's not appropriate for every situation, but it's a great effect when used properly.

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