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My favorite subject (read daugter) is starting her spring track season this week. She runs the 800m and of course I will be there to shoot the races. What tips/advice can you give me to get better results?
I hesitate to post, because I'm about as far from an expert on Track and Field as one can get.
However, it would help to know what equipment you have.
A good zoom, or telephoto would help, along with a monopod.
I would position...ahead of the runners, and try to shoot them as they run toward you, rather than from the side.
Also try to capture tight shots of the runner. Then maybe get some wider shots, showing the field, and the race.
Watch the horizons, and backgrounds.
Fast aperture and fast shutter speed.
That's about all I can say on this. Sorry if it isn't much help.