The sport of baseball isn’t exactly known as an action game, but if you’re a fan you can still get some great photos of a trip to the ballpark if you follow a few helpful tips.
- Get to the ballpark early and take some shots at batting practice. It’s an ideal opportunity for close up shots.
- Don’t leave until the game’s over. You may leave early and miss a historic comeback.
- Make sure you take a photo of the stadium itself. You may want to get some wide-angle shots.
- There might not be a lot of action, but it can come fast and furious. Make sure the lens speed and ISO settings can keep the shots clear and crisp.
- Make sure your hands are clean when using the camera. Take along some wet naps to make sure they’re clean. Dirty hands, especially from ballpark food, can cause damage to the camera.
- After a player hits a home run, follow him with your camera to the dugout for celebrations with teammates or acknowledgements to the crowd.
- Don’t forget to focus on the facial expressions of the players.
- It’s a good idea to use the camera’s burst mode as it will let you shoot continuous photos for several seconds. This is great for close plays at the plate and players stealing bases and trying to beat the tag.
- Try to anticipate the play. A photo with the baseball in it is better than a photo of the baseball when it’s already been caught by the player and is in his or her glove.