Before you photograph an athlete, it is important that you research your talent’s atmosphere. What are the rules of the game? What does the athlete wear while playing the game? What equipment do they use? In this ThinkTAP Learn video, instructor Robert Vanelli explains the importance of having knowledge of the sport your athlete plays when taking a sports photo.

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