A&P shooting the TPC this weekend

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    I've never shot golf before, but I don't imagine it'll be too terribly difficult on a sunny, 90-degree Florida day. I'll just try to keep the light somewhat behind me whenever possible and try not to sweat to death...

    I'm supposed to shoot players and fans....probably more fans than actual sport shots so the photos can be sold..

    Any tips/experience?
     
  2. Jcolman

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    A few tips. Never, ever click your shutter just as the golfer swings unless you're at least 100' feet away. The sound of a camera firing as the golfer is trying to hit the ball is very unnerving. Doing so may get you kicked out of the place.

    Backlit shots can be just as pretty or more than front lit shots.

    Look for reaction shots from the player as he/she misses or makes a good putt/shot

    Try to include a sense of the course in some of your shots. A telephoto shot from behind the golfer as they hit onto the green can be very pretty and helps to reveal something about the layout of the course.
     
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    :bowdown:

    thanks
     
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    if you wanna take shots from close, get a rangefinder :cool:
     
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    You're welcome. Oh...and one other thing. If you can get a shot of the guy who always yells "You da man!" or "Go in the hole!" right after (insert name of favorite player here) hits his ball, please post it up so that we can track him down and kill him.
     
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    Courtesy of Tiger Woods... :rofl:
     
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    I will accompany you on your hunt. I hate that bullshit.
     
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    Their finishing pose is always a good shot.

    If you're capturing everything, go for the course workers signaling a bad shot when one of the more known guys hits a bad shot off the tee. If you can position yourself to get both in the pic, win/win.

    Make sure you get some of Anthony Kim since he just won this past weekend.

    DO NOT shoot Zach Johnson, he was a complete dick at the Wachovia Pro-Am and he does not deserve any coverage whatsoever. Srsly.

    Find Curt Sanders, absolutely the nicest guy on tour.

    Adam Scott, Fred Couples, Trevor Immelman, and Aaron Baddeley all posed for pictures with me, so I give them props and would encourage you to meet them.

    Don't forget the sunscreen, you'll be out there ALL day!

    Be prepared to walk, a LOT!


    If I think of some others, I'll come back.
     
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    awesome advice, i appreciate it
     
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    is Freddy still playing :eek3: I haven't seen his name on the Friday leaderboard for a long while
     
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    Just don't fire any shots on the backswing. I usually depress the shutter button a split second before they make contact with the ball. By the time the sound travels to their ear and registers in their brain, they will have already connected with the ball so it doesn't really matter. Sometimes the ball in the shot is a nice thing to have. I've shot hundreds of golfers this way (mostly just college guys, but a few soon-to-be pros) and nobody has complained.

    If you're far enough away (probably need ~ 500mm min) then yeah it doesn't matter.
     
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    And make sure to keep your eyes on the face of anybody putting. Reactions to puts don't last long. Kinda sucks, but you can't really watch the game when you're shooting it.
     
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    :dunno: i'm not a big golf fan anyways. i'm there to get some great shots. i'm an intern at the main daily newspaper and accompanying web site here, and the a few of paper's photogs look down on me (as an intern) like I can't do anything other than point-and-shoot....I love when I get picture printed and they get pissy
     
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    Yep.

    And he still has a huge fan base.
     
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    You have a golden opportunity here! I would LOVE to be in your shoes this weekend. TPC Sawgrass is an amazing place. I was in awe at the rennovations they did last year. Practically recreated the entire course / clubhouse.
     
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    yea, the TPC is definitely a first-class kind of place. I've been going there for several years, but never have had the opp. to photograph it for publication
     
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    Cool deal, look forward to seeing some shots next week!

    :bigthumb:
     
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    :noes: I'm getting excited. I have to wake up at 6:15 tomorrow, but I think I'll live. Thankfully, I'm working the early shift (8am - 1pm) so I'll avoid the hottest part of the day. It's supposed to be sunny and hot tomorrow, but pretty windy too...so that will be nice. :noes: :noes: Unfortunately, I don't know if anyone will make it to the infamous 17th hole by the time I leave...we'll see.








    And I'm excited about the hot, rich golf milfs...
     
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    I always thought you just werent allowed to take pictures on their back-swing?
     
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    Be sure to shoot those too! :o
     
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    In for MILF pics
     
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    lol I don't know why I didn't think anyone would make it through the course by the time I left. Several guys had finished by the time I left at 1. Lol, maybe it's because it takes me all day just to finish the front 9 :o

    Anyways, I got lots of pics, but definitely missed some opportunities for some :bowdown: shots. It's ok though...I have tomorrow and Sunday to shoot more. Today was a big learning experience, too. Also, Daddy Bush was at the course watching the 17th hole for a while. I tried to get some pics of him with my 200mm, but you can MAYBE see him with a 100% crop. http://news.jacksonville.com/player...09/former-president-bush-seen-by-ambassadors/ - this is with a 400mm

    Also, I'm going to be blogging and writing stories for Jacksonville.com tomorrow instead of just shooting photo galleries.

    I'm uploading the pics to my PC right now and I'll post a few here once I get them uploaded to the Web site.
     
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    well here are a few I thought were unique....(i have a million swing shots)

    sizing up the challenge:
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    bonus shots of the course:

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  25. legendr34

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    your shots are pretty good, however you need to do some pp to them. although this one was a bit over done, it think it looks better

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