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Boston Sports Photographer

While any Boston Sports Photographer will literally have their pick of whichever sport (or several) they wish to focus on, there are a few good bits of advice to keep in mind. They will help to guarantee that you take great pictures, attract clients and make your chosen area of photography an overall success for you. First of all, get to know as much as you can about the sport or sports you have decided to specialize in and about sports in general. Keep up with the latest happenings, mingle with fans and join in on the conversation. That knowledge will positively affect the quality of your pictures, as much as the type of equipment you use or your level of photography skills. Secondly, be prepared to be your harshest critic. Analyze your photos and be honest with yourself about their strengths and weaknesses. On top of that, be prepared for criticism from others and learn to take it in stride. In fact, if you really are serious about perfecting your craft as a Boston Sports Photographer, then actively seeking out constructive criticism is a wise step to take. Thirdly, focus on the job at hand, which during an event, is taking pictures (almost constantly). That means there is no time for stopping to engage in chimping (or checking on-camera) every single shot as soon as you take it – the action on the field won’t wait for you! The fourth piece of advice is to remember you are not planted in one spot – so move around! Get into the crowd and get away from the crowd - keep looking for new vantage points. If the majority of photographers are located in one spot, then moving away will give your pictures a unique angle that no one else will have. It might even mean getting off the ground and getting into aerial photography instead! That’s exactly what I did at a boat race off the Corniche in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The event was the F1 Powerboat Championship and I got some GREAT shots!