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30 Football Photography Tips, For The Win!

Capture peak gridiron action

ArticleAction Sports Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Lent, November 13, 2012

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Each autumn, the air becomes crisp and the sound of marching bands and cookouts fills the air, and it means football. Time to tackle the task of getting great photos of the action.

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TAGS: action,  sports,  sports photography,  action photography,  Sports Illustrated,  sportsshooter,  action sports 

How to Use and Choose a Tripod

Solid advice for supporting your still and video cameras

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mark Lent, August 25, 2011

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Whether you're a pro who needs a rock-solid support to eliminate shake, or a family memory-keeper looking to get better results in low light and more consistent framing, choosing the right tripod for your needs is key. Here are some tips.

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TAGS: tripod 

First Person: Tornado

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mark Lent, June 1, 2011

Tags:   photojournalism,  weather 

How to build a portfolio

Put your best work forward

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Lent, April 14, 2010

There is one truth in the world of portfolios: Every photographer, regardless of his or her experience level, has a unique opinion about what makes a great portfolio and what should be included.

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TAGS: portrait,  portfolio,  people,  focus on portraiture 

How Digital Technology has Changed Photojournalism

What a difference twenty years makes

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Lent, March 9, 2010

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Let’s take a trip in the wayback machine and look at photojournalism technology of the not-too-distant past, and revel in the progress that has been made.

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TAGS: DSLR,  photojournalism,  focus on photojournalism 

How to photograph basketball games

Make your hoops shots a slam-dunk

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Lent, February 16, 2010

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Like most things in life, there is good news and bad news when it comes to shooting basketball. First, let’s talk about the good news.

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TAGS: how-to,  action,  sports,  sports photography,  photography tips,  basketball,  action photography,  Sports Illustrated,  sportsshooter,  action sports 

Product Review: Sigma 150-500mm f/5.6-6.3 lens

Does this super tele-zoom have what it takes to win on the gridiron?

ArticleProduct Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mark Lent, October 16, 2009

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A professional sports photographer takes this $1,000 lens on assignment to a football game to see if can capture the action.

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TAGS: zoom,  sigma,  zoom lens,  Lens advice,  lens 

Zen and the art of digital camera maintenance

10 tips that will keep your camera on target

ArticleCompact Digital Cameras Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mark Lent, October 2, 2009

“Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them” is a popular Zen quote, but when it comes to digital cameras, you shouldn’t overlook their regular maintenance. Keep your camera in good shape and it will reward you with years of great pictures.

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TAGS: digital camera 

Troubleshooting your digital point-and-shoot camera

What to do when your camera craps out

ArticleBeginner Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Lent, September 7, 2009

There you are, on the vacation of a lifetime with an incredible view before you and BOOM, your camera decides to have an attitude problem.  Here are ten common digital camera breakdowns and how you should handle them.

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TAGS: point and shoot,  beginner,  snapshots,  basic 

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