Covid Outing Photography - July 2020

When the virus came on the world, no one knew what a drastic effect Covid would have on everyone. I know some people that passed not because they had Covid, but they had no access to medical facilities they needed to treat themselves.

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Golf course photography is incredible if you know what you are doing. How many times have you seen a scene on the golf course that awes you, only to find that the photo you took doesn’t do it justice? It happens all the time, improving your golf course photography will take time and effort. Still, if you change your modus operandi and put some more thought into your equipment, your shooting and in your post-processing, you’ll be well on your way to showing the world the beauty of the golf courses you visit.

Golf Courses are the most straightforward sport arena to shoot. But the very reasons that make it the most straightforward sport to shoot make it the most challenging arena to shoot well. Now, I’m not saying that I have all the insight into photographing golf courses well, nor do I have the market cornered on it. What I’ve attempted to do below is provide a bit of information that will lay the groundwork for shooting golf courses–the easy stuff, if you will. Once you’ve digested that, you’ll be in a better position to take the things I can’t give you–your eye and your talent–and apply it to your work out on the course.
1. Light is your friend. Know what Sunrise or sunset are best as they cast shadows across the course and provide contrast and contours that are otherwise hidden when the sun is overhead. But these aren’t the only times when you can take good photographs, so be aware of the light at all times, including when the weather is changing.
2. Point your camera at something of meaning. On the golf course, this will almost certainly be the flag. If there’s a particular hole you want to capture, walk in a circle around the green until you find the best background to the flag, where the light is just right
3. Understand your heights. By taking a picture from as high as possible, the entire hole will open up before you, and you’ll see the shape of bunkers and greens better than at ground level. Use a ladder, climb a hill or, best of all, invest in a drone.

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