|Armada's fan section cheers on the Tigers.|
Head coach Russell Collins gives Armada
player Adam Job direction on the next play.
With a smile plastered on my face, I looked around the gym and thought to myself,
that I have no idea what I am doing.
I normally feel like I have a great grasp on situations that I am un-familiar with. This time though, I was treading in some deep waters; that which forced me to take my life saving device off and swim.
Within moments of capturing different pictures, frustration overtook my emotions. Picture after picture and blur after blur, I felt defeated and very discouraged.
Capturing a sports feature photo was extremely challenging for me, in many different aspects. The main aspect that was very challenging, was my camera settings, and I kept capturing photos that did not turned out blurry.
Taking a quality photo of the athletes was another extremely challenging aspect. For the most obvious reason; the players were running around.
After the first two quarters had passed I felt that I had finally sometime mastered my technique, somewhat. I became comfortable after reassuring myself and learning that different camera setting will affect my pictures.
Adam Job defends the basket against Richmond player Dillon McInerney.
Shooting pictures for a sports feature was way harder that what I thought it was going to be. I did not expect it to be an easy task, but I also didn't expect it to be so frustrating.
Though my emotions did rise, I enjoyed being out on the court and taking pictures of the athletes in their natural environment.
Another aspect I enjoyed, was being able to watch the athletes. I admired the teamwork, passion, and support of a team that grew together throughout their season. The night boiled down with a lost for the Armada Tigers. It was the last game of their season.
Throughout this experience, I learned that capturing pictures of sports takes time and effort. It is one skill that develops over time and creates a feeling of confidence when mastered. Also I learned during this event that fear of messing up will only limit my creativity and what I can accomplish.