I have never taken sports photos, unless you count my daughter's marching band photos. Teresa and I ventured into new territory last night as we went to the Spokes BMX Track at Jim Ewing Park in Springfield. I concentrated on action shots trying to develop a panning technique. It is much harder than you think. I tried the camera on various settings from manual to automatic. I tried the continuous shooting mode. Shooting sports is harder than it looks. It was fun. I am ready to go back and try it again. It was a fun crowd and they were thrilled we were there, so we pretty much had free reign to roam around. We will be sharing pictures for their web site and will probably do more later in the summer.
Teresa took some crowd shots and "mood" shots. She used the 300mm and I was very impressed how much closer she could get with that lens. I was using my 18-135mm kit lens which I like.
Below is a picture of Teresa and one of her students. He was the one who got us there in the first place. Thanks Damian.