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Our Top Tips for Photographing Little League Baseball

If you’re the proud parent of a Little Leaguer, you may be wondering how to capture awesome shots of the game. These photos can become precious memories, and in this blog, the camera lens manufacturer experts at Tamron will discuss a few quick tips for photographing Little League baseball games.

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1. Grab Your Telephoto Lens and Your Monopod

As a rule, you’ll want to use a telephoto lens for sports photos, since this lets you get closer to the players on the field. The Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD A047 is an excellent choice if you need a mirrorless lens for Sony E-Mount cameras. The Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD A035 is perfect for Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts.

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Don’t forget a monopod, either. This helps you get crisp shots – and avoid holding a heavy lens and camera for hours at a time!

2. Use A Wide-Open Aperture to Blur the Background

Set your aperture as low as it will go (e.g., f/4.5 or f/6.3. A low f-number (or f-stop) means that the lens will let in the most possible light. Not only does this allow for crisp, blur-free shots of your subject, but it also softens and blurs the background for a portrait-like effect.

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3. Toggle Aperture Priority Mode for the Fastest Shutter Speed

This is usually marked as “A” or “AV” on most cameras. Aperture priority allows your camera to automatically select the fastest and best shutter speed based on your aperture settings, which is ideal for sports photos. If your shutter speed drops below 1/500th sec., consider raising your ISO to get a faster shutter speed to avoid motion blur.

4. Set Your Camera to Burst Mode and Continuous Autofocus – capture several images while following the players for successful action photos.

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5. Capture Emotions on The Field

Don’t be afraid to capture both joy and disappointment. Kids wear their emotions on their faces. A photo of a player sulking after a strikeout can be just as powerful as a player celebrating after getting a base hit or making a great play!

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