Commack High School Girls Varsity Track vs. Bay Shore
Caught the Commack girls track team at a meet against Bay Shore on Monday. This is a big track team so there are lots of photos in the gallery. I've reviewed my settings and strategy for shooting track in the past so I'm not going to rehash it here. You can see posts of all the track events here. Here are a few more tips:
- When shooting the hurdles, if your camera's autofocus can't keep up with the oncoming runners just focus on a hurdle and start shooting when the runner approaches it. The same tip goes for any event involving "bars" (pole vault, high jump). - For the relays, get the baton handoff by focusing on the runner with the baton, not the one receiving it (she may not turn her head in time). - For the 100 meter, if you're trying to get all the runners, shoot soon after the gun so they're all lined up relatively evenly or they may get far enough apart during the race that some will be out of focus.
That's it for today. I'm hoping to get boys lacrosse later today but the clouds are moving in.