Keeping Your Eye Out

Early in the day Sunday I was still grappling with how to shoot golf. I wanted some interesting pictures that get you close to the action, but I didn’t want to disrupt the golfers. I had my Canon 400mm mounted on my Canon 1DX with the 1.4x extender on it to get me a focal length of 560mm. That would get me right where I wanted to be. I watched a couple of golfers tee off on the second hole before moving on. As I started walking with one of the groups I noticed this scene in front of me. Usually I go out with wildlife photos in mind, but I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time here. I paused to wait for the gesture to be just right before snapping a photo. I then moved on to continue to follow my golfers. This encounter though made me realize that I was going about things the wrong way. I kept thinking about the photo, and how the background was just right. Instead of just taking the backgrounds that the holes were giving me I moved to a spot where I liked, and let the golfers come to me. I of course figured this out late in the day, but I still was able to improve my photography a little.

Photos of the Week

As I have been doing I have compiled some of my favorite photos from the past week in one post on my Exposure page. This has been an amazing week with the Indy Indians finally starting their season, a great softball game, and a fun morning on the golf course. This was a fun week, and it will be hard to top it next week. The fun will be in trying to top it. You can take a visual look back at my week here. This coming week as of right now I have three events that I will blog about, and they are all midweek.

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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