I love sports photography. It’s very rewarding, especially if you are a sports fan.
Here are a few quick tips to improve your sports shooting.
1) Study great sports photographers. Bill Frakes is a great place to start.
2) Shoot the warm ups. Not only might you get some great shots, you’ll become more familiar with the team and get a chance to iron out any equipment bugs before the game starts.
3) Shoot in Shutter Priority mode and try to get the fastest shutter speed you can to match your widest aperture and fastest clean ISO. Sports means action and for other than fine art stuff, that means fast shutter speeds.
4) Bring your longest lens and rent one, if you don’t have something at least 400mm long.