Always Be Trying to Make Better Images
When you see a photographer's image or set of images, you don't necessarily have insight on what they were thinking to make the image. You (hopefully) just think "nice photo", but you don't know the other photos that could have been.
For example, the other day at Cal State East Bay Women's Soccer, I was photographing the introductions from across the field (not a photo I delivered, just to give you an idea of where I was positioned)
So I moved a little further down the field.
Once you start thinking this way, you can try to have that mindset one step sooner. Instead of taking a picture and adjusting, you read the scene and position yourself appropriately. This is especially great for sports where you don't get a chance to make adjustments on the same picture, but rather hope you've put yourself in a good position so that when the play comes through, your lighting, background and settings are already dialed and waiting.
Sometimes you aren't able to be on the field, walking around, changing positions. If you are stuck in a designated position, consider moving up at down for different angles.
What About You?
Are you intentional about where you position yourself? Do you take a frame and adjust or try to just nail-it on your first frame?
Go out and photograph the same thing from different angles. Not just left, right, but up, down, telephoto, wide, and be thoughtful about the pros and cons of your various angles (ex: clean background, but bad lighting)
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