Ed Dvorak Gallery
"Player in Thong"
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Lessons Learned

  • Use the World Wide Web (Internet) to find and obtain information
    on Sports Events. 
  • Obtain a schedule of the events for that day.
  • Bring extra batteries (full charge) to the Event and carry in your pocket
    or waist bag. 
  • Bring extra large capacity compact flash cards and bring several cards. 
  • Bring water and food to keep up your strength during a full day's event. 
  • Watch out for dust.  Keep lenses on camera as much as possible.
  • In bright sun you'll most likely be unable to view the LCD camera screen.
    Wear a wide brimmed hat that helps keep the sun away and may allow
    for LCD viewing. 
  • Bring a white towel to cover over your head to view the screen.  Leave the white towel on top of the long lens and camera to keep them from
    baking in the hot sun. 
  • Arrive early, set up, and take a few practice images before the event starts.
  • Start shooting at ISO 200 or a speed that gives you 1/500th sec or faster.
    Adjust from that point.  (ISO 400 and 800 have provided good results.) 
  • Cross-check your exposures with the hand held meter often and
    between event heats. 
  • Throughout the day mix it up and shoot from different locales and different angles. 
  • Most of all re-read your Owners Manual and practice changing camera settings before you get to the event.  You will not have time to read you manual. 
  • When using a tripod turn-off lens stabilization/anti-shake; the pod counteracts the stabilization effect.  Try it both ways to see for yourself. 
  • Set camera to high-speed or multi-images to obtain as many images
     as possible. 

"Get a good night sleep before the event and enjoy!"

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