Children who participate in sports create memories that last a lifetime. If this is the case, you may be asking yourself how do I get good at sports photography?
To get really good sports photos, you should use a DSLR camera. The reason a DSLR is better than a point-and-shoot camera or cell phone camera is that it has virtually no shutter lag. When you press the shutter button to catch the peak action, the camera fires immediately.
Here is advice from the pros. Matthew Attard has a great article called 10 Sports Photography Tips for Beginners. The article focuses on camera settings. Jim Colton was the photography editor for Sports Illustrated, so he obviously knows his stuff. His article focuses not on camera settings, but on practical matters such as where to stand and how to frame a shot. Check out his six tips here.
Once you have that prized shot of your young athlete, what will you do with it? Jones Photo offers a selection of specialty sports products. Faux magazine covers let you turn your child into a star. Simply choose the cover you like, select the color and insert the photo. Covers are printed on 8×10 photo paper for easy framing. Other sports products include magnets and trader cards. Personalized sports products are one way to show your child just how special they are.