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Photography Tutorial - How to take Ice Hockey Photos

Ice hockey is one of the hardest sports in my mind to try and photography. It was my first passion as a photographer and though many photographers tried to steer me clear of shooting it, I stuck with it and felt like I got as close to mastering it as possible.

There are a lot of factors you need to take into consideration when you are shooting ice hockey. You have to think about the basics like what should my ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture be but than you also have to think about what will make for a good image. That is where a lot of people get lost when it comes to sports photography. You see a lot of images of players standing around because action shots tend to be more difficult.

I wanted to make a more in-depth video that covered many aspects of capturing ice hockey. This is by far not the end all and be all of sports photography videos but its is a video meant to give you the basic understanding of where you can start.

Like I say in this video its a lot of cause and effect, if you do this this will happen, if you do that that will happen. All you have to do is get out there and shoot, try different settings see what happens when you tweak things in your camera. That is how I learned, I did not read a book, I played with my settings and than had to wait until the images were processed to see if I did them right. You have it much easier these days as you get to see the images right away.

Please leave me some feedback about videos like this. Do you like this style, did you find it to be helpful even if you are not into shooting ice hockey? Again I bring this back to mentality, getting int he mindset of a photographer and practice will take you to the next level.