Ditch Auto Weekly Photography Challenge Week 22 Sports Photography

Week #22 – Sports Photography – Photo Challenge

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Early on in my photography career I turned to sports to teach me how to be fast on my feet. As a wedding photographer I knew that I needed to be able to react to my environment quickly to assure I never missed the shot. Over the years I have been able to photograph several sports I enjoy being a fan of.

Part of truly Ditching Auto is understanding your camera settings to the point they become second nature. When you grab your camera you already have an idea of where your shutter speed, aperture, and ISO need to be. It is easy to find something you like to photograph and never venture from it. Trying your hand at different photography genres will help you grow as a photographer when you are capturing the things that are near and dear to your heart.

Find a sport happening near you this week and try to photograph it. If nothing is going on near you, grab an athletic friend and photograph them practicing.

Come back and share your photo in the Ditch Auto Facebook Group.

Have fun!!

Upload your Week #22 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1550853481605181&type=1

If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge

Here are some sports photos for this week’s challenge.

Sony a7R II + FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/160, f/8, ISO100

Sony a7R II + FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/1000, f/4.5, ISO100

Sony a7R II + FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM with 2x Teleconverter – 1/1000, f/5.6, ISO100

Sony a7R II + FE 70-200mm f/4 G OS – 1/1250, f/4, ISO500

Canon 5D MKIII + 70-200mm f/2.8L USM – 1/1250, f/3.5, ISO1600

Sony a7rII + FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – 1/500, f/4.5, ISO 125

Sony a7R II + FE 70-200mm f/4 G OS
1/1250, f/4, ISO50

Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos.

Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://ditchauto.com/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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