I had a few extra photos that didn’t make it into our coverage of the Western Valley District track meet that ran in the sports section today, so I thought I would share them here.
Sports can be difficult to shoot for several reasons. Lighting can be challenging if it is a really bright day or a night event outside or in a poorly-lit gym. Along with dealing with our surroundings, photojournalists are looking for peak action and reaction shots, which are often occurring simultaneously.
With all of these technical issues, sports can be one of the most rewarding situations to photograph. The reaction from players often make for great moments, and you are in the middle of the action instead of in the bleachers.
- Jeanna Duerscherl